WITH just 320 head yarded, the Dubbo store cattle sale last Friday was solid from the start.
That was according to Christie and Hood auctioneer, Bill Tatt who said buyers from Merriwa, Coonamble and Coolah districts competed furiously against locals for the offering.
“It was a solid sale from the start to the finish,” he said.
“For the numbers penned, it was a very good sale.
“Hereford cows in prime condition with weanable calves made $3250 a unit, the second highest cow/calf unit price of the day.”
According to Meat and Livestock Australia market information the best cow/calf units were a pen of Santa Gertrudis with first-calves at foot selling at $3350 a unit. Weaner steers sold from $960 to $1620 with the top money being for a pen of 11…