Dunedoo cows with calves hit $3100

Dunedoo cows with calves hit $3100

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John Maben, Merriwa, and Jamie Stuart, Milling Stuart, Dunedoo, with a line of Braford cows which sold to a top of $2800 a head at Dunedoo store sale last Friday. Photo: Rebecca Cooper

John Maben, Merriwa, and Jamie Stuart, Milling Stuart, Dunedoo, with a line of Braford cows which sold to a top of $2800 a head at Dunedoo store sale last Friday. Photo: Rebecca Cooper

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The pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers' quality was a highlight at Dunedoo store sale last Friday.

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AN EXCELLENT draft of females featured at the Dunedoo store sale last Friday.

Milling Stuart agent Angus Stuart, Dunedoo, said the yarding of 1280 head was dominated by females and not as many steers were offered when compared with last sale.

He said the pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers' quality was a highlight and they topped at $2100 a head, while PTIC cows hit $2850.

PT Lord, Dakin and Associates agent Mark Garland, Dubbo, said there was strong local interest plus buyers attended from the Hunter, Bathurst and Orange districts.

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Weaner steers mostly sold from $1100 to $1500 and averaged $1400, while weaner heifers in good supply ranged from $1200 to $1600, with much of the offering making $1350 to $1400.

The best of the unjoined yearling heifers sold for $1900 and averaged $1750.

Quality PTIC heifers peaked at $2100, while the top of the PTIC cows was $2850 and several excellent runs in this category averaged $2700.

Cows with calves attracted solid competition and sold from $2700 to $3100 a unit.

Tinman Farming Trust, Dunedoo, sold excellent quality Shorthorn heifers for $1900, while Andrew Bowman, Shingle Hut, Dunedoo, sold Angus heifers for $1820.

Anthony and Jacquie Mate, Dunedoo, sold quality Minnamurra-blood Speckle Park heifers for $1850.

WM and SD Mawbey, Kensington, Wongarbon, sold an excellent run of Braford/Poll Hereford cows which topped at $2800 and averaged about $2700. The large-framed matrons were PTIC to Injemira bulls and Mr Garland said they sold to buyers from Dunedoo and Purlewaugh. The Mawbeys also sold Braford yearling steers for $1800.

The sale was conducted by Milling Stuart of Dunedoo and PT Lord, Dakin and Associates of Dubbo.

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