Quality well-bred cattle sold to a firm market trend during the 15th Annual Spring Female Sale at Maitland on Saturday.
Bowe and Lidbury agent Michael Easey said 600 head were offered and it was a mixed yarding with cattle showing the signs of the dry season in the Hunter.
Weaner steers sold from $180 to $1000 a head and were $50 dearer than the last Maitland store sale.
Pregnancy-tested-in-calf heifers sold from $450 to $1000 and averaged $600. This was back about $100.
The PTIC cows varied in age from two to 10 years and sold from $400 to $1150. Most averaged $650 which was about $40 cheaper.
Unjoined cows made $200 to $700 and averaged $400.
The cows with calves were generally about $65 cheaper and sold from $500 to $1400 to average $750.
Cooree Pty Ltd, Dungog, sold a run of young Angus cows with their first calves for a top of $1400 to Sutherland Cattle Company, Paterson.
Dandaloo Properties, Lovedale, sold eight Angus cows with their first calves for $1350 also to Sutherland Cattle Company.
The Fisher family, Wallabrook Angus, Dungog, sold unjoined 15- to 17-month-old Angus heifers for $1000 to Dale McNamara.
Buyers attended from South Australia, Victoria, Wauchope, Nyngan and the local area.
The sale was conducted by Bowe and Lidbury, Maitland.
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