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September 3, 2019
Longhorns Herding Into Scone

LONGHORNS from throughout the eastern seaboard are headed to Scone this weekend for the 10th annual national sale.

The sale has been held in Gunnedah for the last nine years, but the new facilities at White Park has become the new mustering point for the breed’s big event, explained John Hoare, sale co-ordinator for Texas Longhorns Australia.

“We’ve made an executive decision to move it to Scone to the the new state-of-the-facility at White Park,”

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August 28, 2019
Stock Report: August 27

By Stuart Sheldrake

THERE were approximately 950 cattle yarded at the Scone stock yards yesterday.

The market was mainly firm on the week before.

Good cows were fully firm, plainer cows were a fraction dearer, but a good supply of cows were penned.

In the trade market everything was fully firm again.

Heifers on last week were a cheaper market, lighter heifers were firm to fractionally better for better lines.

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August 20, 2019
Stock Report: August 20

By Stuart Sheldrake

THERE were 815 cattle penned today at the Scone saleyards, a few less numbers with the market cheaper overall and substantially on lighter cattle. 

Cows were cheaper, but held up not too bad.

The best cows were 10 to 15 cents cheaper and lighter cows were 15 to 20 cents cheaper.

Bulls were still solid, for what was there.

The heavier feeder end of cattle were probably a bit easier,

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August 19, 2019
EKKA Extravaganza 2019 Wrap

By Taylah Fellows

THE St Josephs high school agriculture studies team have once again dominated the Queensland EKKA, agricultural show.

Thirteen kids entered nine steers into competitions, taking up the task of preparing and showing the steers.

The team placed 6th in the lightweight class, 8th in mid-weight class and 6th in the heavyweight class.

Lisa Bright, head of agriculture studies at St Joseph’s said the results were extremely good due to the huge class sizes at the event,

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August 6, 2019
Scone Stock Report: August 6

By Stuart Sheldrake

THERE were 1,100 cattle yarded at the Scone sale yards today, a few less than last week’s yarding.

There is still quite a few numbers due to a good market and deteriorating conditions.

The difference was probably not as many cows yarded this week, however good cows were firm to five cents cheaper, plainer cows were 10 to 15 cheaper.

There was a very good yarding of yearling cattle penned.

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July 31, 2019
Scone Stock Report: July 30

By Stuart Sheldrake

THERE was an increased yarding of 1,500 with the majority of the yarding made up of export cattle, off the back of the very good market during the last couple of weeks and continued dry conditions people are cashing in on the market.

There were increased numbers everywhere, there was 4,000 in Tamworth and 2,600 at Gunnedah, which put a little bit of pressure on this week so it was a little bit softer –

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July 24, 2019
Scone Stock Report: July 23

By Stuart Sheldrake

THERE was an increased yarding of 1,140 head, due to mainly more cattle coming out based on the very good market last week and the market was strong again. 

A good number of cows were penned again and they sold to firm rates, in fact a few plainer cows may have been a fraction dearer, but heavy cows were firm.

There was also a good yarding of yearling and weaner cattle and they were stronger,

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July 16, 2019
Scone Stock Report: July 16

By Stuart Sheldrake

THE market headed north this week, it was a lot dearer on last week by 20 to 30 cents on a penning of 909 cattle.

Numbers throughout the country are down and processors are starting worry about where they are going to obtain cattle from.

There was a very good run of heavy cows this week and the best of the cows made $2.68 which last week was $2.48 so that’s 20 cents better.

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July 15, 2019
Upper Hunter Gears Up For Breeding

THE cattle breeding season in the Upper Hunter begins in October and runs through December, but the three months prior to joining is critical to ensure heifers and cows are in the right condition to successfully calve.

Approximately 60 percent of fertilised embryos make it to a live calf, regardless of if it is through breeding technology or a bull serving the heifer and the nutrition of the heifer or cows can make all the difference,

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