By Stuart Sheldrake
THERE were 681 cattle penned in a firm market at the Scone Saleyards today however, there was a shortage of export cattle this week.
Not many bulls to quote with, best of the bulls making up to $2.70. Best of the cows sold between $2.85 and $2.95.
Good bullocks topped at $3.30 with a very good limo heifer weighing 770 kilograms also making $3.30.
In trade cattle, there was a good run of weaners and vealers going back to the paddock but not many killable cattle on offer.
Lighter cattle were ten cents cheaper but still very strong, with light calves weighing between 100 and 180 kilograms making between $6.50 and $7.30.
Weaner and vealer runs weighing between 240 and 300 kilogram sold between $5.20 and $6.20 and heavier vealers weighing between 300 and 350 kilograms sold anywhere between $4.80 and $5.50.
An outstanding run of feeder cattle consisting of 70 black steers sold between ten and twelve cents dearer. They make up to $4.90 off 420 kilograms, coming back at more than $2,000.
Yearling cattle also sold firm on last week, with black steers making between $4.50 through to $4.90 and cross bred feeders making $4.40 to $4.65 and $4.70.
Yearling heifers made $4.20 through to $4.40 and best of the butchers topped at $4.90, which was also ten or twelve cents cheaper on last week.
The annual Speckle Park Sale will be held in Scone this Saturday, April 24 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Stud females and stud bulls will be on offer.
The event is shaping up and receiving a lot of interest with people travelling travelling from Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to attend.
The Scone Store Sale will be held the following Thursday, April 29, with more than 450 cattle booked in. Local agents are still taking offers for the sale. Contact Stuart Sheldrake on 0403 129 357 for further details.