Kempsey Stock and Land yarded 1880 head of cattle on Thursday with good lines that sold to a top of $1691 for steers and $1339 for heifers.
Agent Ian McGoldrick said prices for quality cattle remained fully firm with pressure from restockers returning bids for heifers not far off steer money.
Buyers came from the Warialda district, the northern Tablelands and the local valleys.
The heavier end of the weaner steers, 280 to 350kg, made to a top of 568c/kg.
The top priced pen were Angus steers from Tracy Baker, Temagog, weighing 311kg for 544c/kg or $1691.
Raymond Clarke, Nulla Nulla, sold Angus and Angus cross with an infusion of Simmental, 291 kilograms for 568 cents a kilogram or $1652, going to a Hastings Valley backgrounder.
Mr Clarke said this season's crop of calves were the best he's produced for years.
"They were definitely heavier across the board; I'd say 40kg up on last year's calves, which did it tough for the first five months of their lives," he said.
John Mainey with his mother Jennifer Hile, Toorooka, sold steers Hereford/Brahman back to Angus, 210kg for 608c/kg or $1277 while their heifers 212kg made 556c/kg or $1179.
"We've had an unbelievably good season," said Mr Mainey. We've got 300kg calves when generally they weight 260 to 280kg. That's just as well considering cow numbers are back nearly 30pc after the drought.
Harry Hari, Forbes River on the Hastings, sold Black Baldy calves, 305kg for 506c/kg or $1543.
The Foley family, Bowraville, sold Murray Grey/Charolais, 290kg, for 506c/kg or $1467.
Manning valley producers A and E Latham sold weaner calves 299kg for 562c/kg or $1680.
Angus steers from Manning Valley producer Wayne Hammond 285kg made 570c/kg or $1624 going to a Hastings Valley backgrounder.
Limousin steers from Mark Irvine, Kinchela, 274kg made 548c/kg or $1501.
A good run of Angus with a touch of Brangus from Dennis and Helen Mitchell, Nulla Nulla, 311kg, made 512c/kg or $1592 going for backgrounding at Ebor
Angus/Hereford from Barry and Gail Lee, Sherwood, 320kg brought 462c/kg or $1478 going to the Warialda district while their Hereford steers, 325kg, made 470c/kg or $1527 going to Guyra for backgrounding.
The lighter portion of weaner steers, 200 to 280kg delivered prices 620 to 658c/kg for Angus while the cross bred calves of the same weight 500 to 620c/kg
J Brownhill, Bowraville, sold Angus 256kg for 572c/kg or $1464.
Riverview at the Hatch via Telegraph Point which was hard hit by the Hastings floods in March sold Angus cross steers 210kg for 640c/kg or $1344.
Hereford steers sold on behalf of the Cutler Estate, Forbes River, 205kg made 604c/kg or $1238.
Serene Livestock, Kendall, sold black baldy steers 201kg for 648c/kor $1302.
Light Angus 162kg from Lee and Clarke, Dungay Creek, sold to 718c/kg or $1163.
Heifers sold to strong demand from restockers.
Bumore Pastoral, Lansdowne, sold Angus heifers 221kg for 606c/kg or $1339 going to Walcha.
Owen Clarke, Dungay Creek, sold Angus heifers 199kg for 592c/kg or $1178.
The Carboni family, Pappinbarra, sold Angus heifers 168kg for 670c/kg or $1125.
Hereford cross red baldy heifers from the Latimore family, Hastings Valley, 172kg made 592c/kg or $1018.
Phil Lahey, Gum Scrub, sold Angus cross heifers 191kg for 588c/kg or $1123.
Mark and Suzanna Argue, Willawarin, sold Angus and Angus cross heifers 205kg for 586c/kg or $1201.
The hundred head of feeder steers around 400kg made from 380 to 426c/kg with milk tooth Angus from Shane Booth, Lower Creek, 390kg making 416c/kg or $1622.
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