Cattle market firms as rain falls

GOOCH Agencies held its special female sale last Friday, February 28.

Approximately 460 cattle were yarded including 270 cows and calves, 120 pregnancy tested and joined heifers and cows and 70 unjoined yearlings and weaner heifers.

The market was firm to $50 dearer for better quality and conditioned heifers and calves as well as cows and calves.

However, most lines of plainer condition and quality cows and calves were from $150 to $200 dearer than any previous district sales with a 95 per cent clearance overall.

H and H Yates from Bowman Farm, Gloucester, sold a pen of Angus heifers and calves to Craig Robson, Booral, for $900. 

Brailes Investments, Booral, sold a pen of Angus heifers and calves to John Stidolph, Bulahdelah, for $900.

Cows and calves sold to a top of $780.

Gloucester Resources with a pen of Angus cows and calves and A and P Tynan of Waukivory with a lot of Devon cross cows and calves took top dollar. 

Most lots of cows and calves reached between $590 and $600.

Pregnancy-tested cows sold to $600 for CT Schubert of Coolongoolook.  

A pen of Devon-Santa cows from Ron Hicks, Nowendoc, sold for $490 with most sales between $400 and $460.

Joined heifers sold to $470 for Charolais cross heifers from S Hamberger, Gangat.

Unjoined yearlings and weaner heifers sold to $425 with most sales between $325 and $400.

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