Nowlan sale fetches top dollar
KILLARNEY-based agents Nowlan Stock and Station Agents annual show and sale at Warwick Saleyards on Friday proved a popular success.
Among those to walk away from the event with a smile on their face was Kelvin Pitkin who won the champion pen of steers award for his yarding of angus.
Hailing from Bungulla, at Tenterfield, Mr Pitkin said he had the Nowlan sale marked in the calendar every year.
"They've always been a great help to me, and I've worked closely with them for a while,” he said.
"Taking home a ribbon today is a lovely little bonus.
"It's always nice to know someone appreciates and places value on all of your hard work.”
Mr Pitkin said he had been practising soil regeneration techniques for years, to not only give his land the best shot, but also his herd.
"My land is lacking in phosphorous so we've been growing certain types of grass and working to a fertiliser plan for a while,” he said.
"Pasture care is vital for my business.”
Nowlan Stock and Station Agents owner Mick Nowlan said he was happy with the result of the sale.
"It was a very successful day for us,” he said.
"Our led calves got up to around $3.28/kg, which is up on other sales around the region this week.
"Due to the way conditions are at the moment, we've done well.”
The sale attracted a yarding of about 800 head and Mr Nowlan said there was a good range of quality.
"Our breeders are know for their quality and it's great to get them all together like this,” he said. "We're very grateful to our sponsors who helped it all come together.”