Better-bred cattle sold firm to better at Gloucester store sale last week with cows with calves to $1000 a unit.
Some 220 head were yarded at the fortnightly sale.
The market was firm to $50 stronger - some 20 to 30 cents a kilogram - for the better bred Angus steers and cows with calves while plainer conditioned weaners were still very hard to shift, reported Gloucester agent James Gooch.
Yearling steers made from $400 to $770. Weaner steers sold from $250 to $500. Weaner heifers attracted bids from $150 to $300. Cows with calves sold from $400 to $1000.
Josh Woods of Hillville sold Angus yearling steers for $770 to James Mosley of Mooral Creek.
David Woodward of Waukivory sold the last of his cows with calves, as the property has been sold, with the lead pen making $1000 to average $750.
Buyers attended from Wingham, Kempsey, Queensland, Hunter Valley as well as local support.
The majority of the yarding were plain conditioned light weaners with only a handful of punters for those types, gambling on making a profit and they were from out of the district, with less than a thimble-full of rain from the last event in Gloucester.
Closer to the coast that rain was more prevalent, but only just - with seven millimetres at Nabiac and up to 20mm at Taree.
Since that time warm days and wind have reduced any benefit that rain might have delivered.
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