Yearling Hereford steers hit an impressive $2237 at the Tamworth Prime Cattle Sale in northern NSW yesterday.
The sale, conducted by Tamworth Livestock Selling Agents Association, yarded 1079 head – up from 725 last week.
A highlight of the sale was the cull bull prices, with a Hereford bull topping the category on $3165.
Weighing 1110kg, the bull was sold by Pitt Sons on account of Miltiades Grazing Company, Walcha, NSW, for 285c/kg.
Generally, bulls sold to a top of 293c/kg, up from last week’s top of 279c/kg.
Overall, the market sizzled with best cows making over $2000, the top steers making over $2200 and heifers closing in on 400c/kg.
Hereford yearling steers, weighing 608kg, were sold by Pitt Sons on account of Miltiades Grazing Company for 368c/kg to return $2237.
Black Baldy steers averaging 479kg were sold by Bruce Wood for 388c/kg or $1858, while 416kg Hereford steers sold by Wendouree Grazing, Walcha, for 388c/kg or $1614.
Richard Chaffey sold purebred yearling steers, 400kg, to a top of 399c/kg with the first pen making 390c/kg or $1561.
Newberry te Velde Carige Agencies reported vealer heifers selling to 379c/kg, up from last week’s top of 369c/kg, and yearling heifers to 392c/kg, also up on last week’s 388c/kg. Grown heifers sold to 348c/kg.
Black Baldy heifers, weighing 413kg, were sold by I & J Olrich to return 370c/kg or $1528.
Hereford yearling steers were sold by Miltiades Grazing Company, Walcha, sold to $2237 at the Tamworth prime sale.