THERE was a lift in market confidence along with listing numbers in Friday’s AuctionsPlus cattle sales, where numbers rose by 2000 head to 7689 head.
Steers weighing less than 250kg made from 262c to 391c to average 313c, down 29c, while heifers in the same weightrange made 230-347c to average 283c, dropping 24c from the week previous.
Highlights included a large line of 141 Mundoo blood Angus heifers from Armidale, averaging 217kg, making 347c or $755 a head, on farm.
Steers 250-300kg sold from 281c to 342c/kg to average 319c, up 12c, while equivalent heifers made 247-314c to average 286c, up 2c.
A line of 10-11 month-old Simmental/ Hereford steers from Moonan Flat, NSW averaging 255kg made 337c or $860, while Angus x Limousin steers 267kg from the sale vendor made 342c or $915.
Steers in the 300-350kg range sold for 298-340c to average 317c, down 7c and heifers made 239–309c to average 288c, up 5c.
Santa Gertrudis x Herford heifers 340kg from Glen Innes, 10-12 months old, topped the heavier heifer section selling for 309c or $1050.
Steers weighing 350kg or more made 280-326c to average 302c, down 3c and with the large offering of heavier heifers making between 207c and 300c, averaging 258c.
A line of mature Angus calvers, nine-years-old, Pine Creek & Kennys Creek blood, PTIC to Pine Creek and Kennys Creek Angus, bulls made a top price of $1160.
Mixed aged cows and calves dropped to an average of $1281, while the average price from 3-4 rose on Friday to $1515.
The appetite for selling Wagyu commercial and seedstock cattle online continued on Friday, with more and more producers opting for the national marketplace and buyers accessing stock from across the country.
Wagyu x Angus steers 309kg aged 10-11 months sold in Friday’s sale for 550c/kg liveweight or $1700, while a line of Fullblood Wagyu future breeder heifers from Moyhu Wagyu, VIC sold for $3100 and Wagyu bulls made an impact selling for $7300 and $7500.
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