Hereford cows have topped at 388c/kg and weaner steers at 450c/kg at last week’s Dubbo store sale in central western NSW.
Widespread rain drew a strong crowd, resulting in a solid market on the reduced yarding of 845 head at the sale on August 5.
MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service quoted the steer and heifer weaner markets as $200/head dearer.
Hereford steer weaners, 200-280kg liveweight, topped the category at 450c/kg or $1000, while the Black Baldy pens topped at 411c/kg or $1110.
In the heavier pens, Black Baldy steers, 280-330kg, made to a top of 378c/kg or $1115.
In the females, Hereford heifers, under 200kg liveweight, sold to 444c/kg or $600 and the heavier portion, 200-280kg, topped at 404c/kg or $705.
Black baldy heifers, same weight, sold to 356kg or $800 while Hereford yearling steers sold to 356c/kg or $1015.
Pregnancy-tested-in-calf Hereford cows sold to $1350 and the Black Baldies to $1540.
Hereford cows with calves, under two months of age, sold for 349-388c/kg or $1610-$1660, with the Black Baldies to 320c/kg or $1520.