Cows with calves sold to $3220 for Droughtmaster with big calves at Grafton store sale on Thursday with prices firm in a very strong market.
There were 1355 head yarded, including 109 calves, with steers making up more than half at 729 head to average 467 cents a kilogram or $1563 and peaking at 724c/kg.
Some of the top money for steers went to the Carlton family, Ulmarra - $2230 for Brahman Cross, 517 kilograms at 430 cents/kg.
Goninan and sons, Maclean, sold Angus steers to 396c/kg to bring $1890.
Jackson Green, Lower Southgate, sold Ultrablack steers, 352kg, for 492c/kg or $1725 going to Ebor for grass backgrounding.
Pure bred Simmental, 288kg, from Basil Moran, Brushgrove, brought 554c/kg or $1592 and went to Dirranbandi, Qld.
Angus steers, 605kg, from Annette Smith, Southgate, sold to 690c/kg or $1416 going to Dubbo.
The Fahey family, Copmanhurst, sold Angus cross, 412kg, for 422c/kg or $1733 going to Gunnedah.
Heifers, 306 head, averaged 495c/kg or $1125 and reached a peak of 730c/kg (six cents higher than the little steers) and $1849.
Mount Jackadgery Cattle Station on the upper Clarence sold Charbray heifers, 328kg, for 476.2c/kg to bring $1563.
Thomas Flintoff, Friday Creek, sold Angus heifers, 237kg for 540c/kg or $1,282.
Park Beach Pastoral, Coffs Harbour, sold Angus heifers 226kg, to make 542c/kg or $1225.
Cows sold from 315c/kg or $1521 to 376c/kg and $1952.
Cows with calves sold open auction averaged $2444 and reached a top of $3220 for Droughtmaster with big calves from the Howard family, Glenreagh.
Danny and Natalie Kelly, Grafton, sold a Limousin cow and calf for $3020.
The Granleese family, Lavadia, sold Limousin cross units for $2900 and Simmental cross cows, 498kg, for 374/kg or $1864.
The Taylor family, upper Corindi, sold Brangus cows with calves for $3200.
The Caldwell family, Great Marlow, sold Angus cows 370/kg to average 527 or $1952.