Dubbo yarded 600 head of store cattle last Friday with steers selling to a top of $1800 for six- to eight-month-old Charolais/Shorthorn with Alpine and Terra blood produced by Terra Pastoral, Warren.
Richardson and Sinclair agent Justin Sanderson said their sisters - same age - topped their portion of the sale at $1660 all going to the Coonamble district through AJF Brien.
Timely rain with more to come and great prospect for winter feed and spring pasture certainly stimulated buying with a run of younger Droughtmaster-cross cows - originally bought out of Queensland as heifers - with first calves that made from $2200 to $3000 for Dwyers Transport, Warren. Females had been put to Waitara Angus or Ironbark Hereford bulls.
"It certainly was a strong market. There were lots of good, genuine cattle that had been running on good country," Mr Sanderson said.
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Terra Pastoral, Warren, sold Shorthorn cows from three to six years with calves four to eight weeks for $3500 going to the Job family, Ryalla Shorthorn stud, Yeoval.
Pregnancy-tested-in-calf Brangus heifers from Cudgewa Cattle Company, Warren, made $1730 while PTIC Charbray heifers hit $1810.
Mr Sanderson said Bos indicus content of those cattle performed well on local country and their buying price provided room to move on profit - from 20 to 100pc over a four to eight month period.
Mixed-age Angus cows in calf to a Charolais bull made from $2200 to $2390 for Cobram Farms.