QUALITY store cattle sold to a firm to dearer trend during the Dubbo store cattle sale last Friday where 1410 head were offered.
A feature of the sale was a breeder dispersal of mostly Charolais cattle from the Mendooran district.
PT Lord, Dakin and Associates agent Mark Garland, Dubbo, said the quality line up of cattle sold to very solid competition.
"Graziers showed great confidence in the current market conditions," Mr Garland said.
"We had a genuine breeder dispersal from the Mendooran district.
"There was plenty of demand for pregnancy-tested-in-calf cows from restockers looking to replenish their paddocks after selling off cold cows."
Meat and Livestock Australia market reporter David Monk said there was a top selection of weaner offered, too.
Weaner steers less than 200 kilogram sold from $710, for very young and light crossbred calves, to $1470 a head according to MLA figures.
Weaner steers from 200kg to 280kg sold from $1190 to $1740, while those tipping the scales at more than 280kg ranged from $1300 to $1780.
Weaner heifer less than 200kg sold from $760 to $1250; those from 200kg to 280kg made $980 to $1605, and a small number of Charolais (280kg to 330kg) ranged from $1460 to $1610.
PTIC females were in demand and sold from $1000, for some Bos Indicus-cross heifers, to $2880 for quality Charolais cows.
Mr Garland said a line of PTIC cows as part of the herd dispersal of Wyanna Partnership, "Gundy", Mendooran, sold for $2880. They were aged four to six years and back in calf to Charolais and Poll Hereford sires.
A pen of unjoined Charolais cows weighing 400kg to 550kg sold for $1680 a head.
A small offering of cows with young calves attracted bids from $2200 to $3150.