QUALITY was down but prices were up at the final special weaner sale of the season at SELX, Yass, today. All up, 3017 cattle were yarded and steers reached a top of $2420.
Ben Seaman, Elders, said the sale went better than expected with prices higher than recent sales, but lower quality cattle.
"It was $60 to $70 (a head) dearer than the last two sales," he said.
"The quality was back a bit - it was a winter affected yarding compared to the last two sales."
Mr Seaman said the weaner sale season coming to a close pushed prices up.
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Angus steers made up the majority of the yarding and averaged $2106 with those in the 280 to 300 kilogram range making up to $2200. They typically sold in the range of $1900-$2320.
The best presented steers went to the Milson Family Trust, Goulburn, which sold 23 372kg Angus steers, Onslow blood, for $2400.
Arthursleigh Farm, Marulan, sold a pen of 32 Angus steers, Myengah and Koolewang blood, 292kg for $2230 and K.R. Reed, Tarlo, sold 23 Angus steers, 323kg, for $2340.
In other breeds Margan Pastoral, Boorowa, sold 28 Murray Grey steers, 257kg, for $1800. The same vendor sold 44 Shorthorns, 264kg, for $2010.
The heifers averaged $1725 and the best presented heifers went to Steve Faulder, Yass, for his 12 Angus heifers, 297kg, which sold for $1890.
Nedyah Pastoral, Yass, sold 27 Angus heifers, 276kg, for $2000 while Waugh Piccadilly, Coolac, sold 17 Angus heifers, 236kg, for $1640.
A line of 21 Simmental-cross heifers, 240kg, from M.P. and S.K. Horan, Braidwood, sold for $1580.
A small number of cows with calves and pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers were also penned with four Angus cows with Angus calves from Cavan Station, Cavan near Yass, sold for $3600.
K.L. and S.D. Gann, sold 14 PTIC Angus heifers, August/September calving, for $3500.
Buyers were mostly local restockers with others coming from Trangie, Bathurst, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga.
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