With 1700 well-presented weaners on offer at Braidwood, last Thursday, the market was quoted as "very strong', by Schute Bell Livestock, Braidwood agent Geoff Baker.
“It was one of the nicest yardings of young cattle I have seen for quite a while, and the cents/kg values were comparable with recent southern NSW sales,” Mr Baker said.
The offering was dominated by black cattle, with few pens of British or European breeds yarded.
Heavy steer weaners sold from $1122 to $1400, while lighter steers sold to $1024.
Well conditioned heifers sold from $961 to $1235, while lighter heifers sold to $832.
Top price in the steer offering was $1400, paid for 27 Angus, weighing 349kg sold by Paul Byrnes, Braidwood.
Jim O’Connell, “Stoney Creek”, Bungendore, sold eight Angus weighing 369kg for $1262, while Ray Lawrence, manager, Wincraden Pastoral Co, Tarago, sold 21 Angus weighing 343kg for $1348.
Martin and Victoria Royds, “Clarevale”, Braidwood, sold 35 Angus steers weighing 228kg for $1024.
Among good prices for heifers, Jim O’Connell, “Stoney Creek”, Bungendore, sold 10 Angus, weighing 316kg for $1163, while 21 Angus, weighing 311kg sold for $1120 on account Wincraden Pastoral Co, Tarago.
Competition from local restockers and Gippsland, southcoast and eastern Riverina producers underpinned the market.
Braidwood agents, ECM Livestock, WJ Gibbs and Co, Jim Hindmarsh Harton, Landmark and Schute Bell Livestock conducted the sale.