DRIER and cold conditions in many heartland eastern states cattle producing regions pushed listing numbers on AuctionsPlus to a year-high of 12,949 head this week. Numbers picked up 2255 head or 21 percent on the previous week.
Unjoined heifers and steers made up the majority of listings, representing 27pc and 32pc respectively, while New South Wales was the biggest source of stock this week with 44pc of cattle offered.
While the cattle market is still strong, it may have come off the boil slightly, with clearances wavering this week. However this did not stop young proven breeders attracting red hot demand online.
Four year old EU-accredited Angus cows preg tested in calf to Wagyu bulls from Trangie, NSW sold for $2570, and four-year-old Bongongo blood Angus cows from Forbes, NSW, PTIC to Kenny’s Creek blood Angus bulls, sold for $2430.
A line of Limflex (Limo x Angus) x Red Angus first-calvers and calves from Rouchel, NSW also drew buyer activity selling for $3050.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold this week, by weight range:
- Steers less than 250kg sold from 355c to 477c/kg to average 404c (down 30c); while heifers sold from 260-434c to average 352c
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 333-431c to average 376c (down 31c); while heifers sold from 285-441c to average 367c (down 8c)
- Steers 300- 350kg sold from 370-395c to average 370c (down 9c); while heifers sold from 318-465c to average 370c (up 4c)
- Heifers 350-400kg from 361-339c to average 350c.
Crossbred F1 Wagyu steers included a 258kg average weight line of Wagyu x Shorthorns 10-11 months from Trangie, NSW which sold for 648c liveweight or $1670, while 10-11 mths 245kg Wagyu x Angus steers from Goondiwindi, Queensland sold for 661c or $1620.
Other steer highlights this week included 5-9 mths, 180kg Red Angus from Inglewood, QLD which sold for 477c or $860.
Angus steers 9-11 mths, 261kg, from KINGSTOWN, NSW sold for 430c or $1125; same description and vendor, 283kg, 402c or $1140; 301.6kg, 394c or $1190; 325kg, 390c or $1270
Red Angus 5-9 mths, 180kg from INGLEWOOD, QLD sold for 476c or$ 860
Angus/Angus/Santa H’ford 4-6 mths, 237kg from STANTHORPE, QLD sold for 400c or $950
Droughtmaster/Santa/Hereford 4-6 mths, 229kg from STANTHORPE, QLD sold for 397c or $910
Angus 8-10 mths, 339kg from SASSAFRAS, TAS sold for 336c or $1140
Heifer highlights this week included Te Mania and Rennylea blood Angus heifers 9-11 mths 308kg future breeders from Ben Lomond, NSW which sold for 465c or $1430, and a line of 297kg, 10-11 month old Santa heifers from Moree, NSW selling for 441c or $1310. Their brothers 330kg made $1200.
Angus 9-11 mths, 308kg from BEN LOMOND, NSW sold for 464c or $1430
Santa Gertrudis 10-11 mths, 297kg, from MOREE, NSW sold for 441c or $1310
Angus x Angus/Hereford 7-9 mths, 177kg from URALLA, NSW sold for 418c or $740
Angus 10-11 mths, 304kg from WELLINGTON, NSW sold for 409c or $1245
Red Angus 5-9 mths, 144kg from INGLEWOOD, QLD sold for 433c or $625
Angus x Santa/H’ford 4-5 mths, 207kg, from STANTHORPE, QLD sold for 364c or $755
Hereford 7-9 mths, 248kg from MITCHELL, QLD sold for 342c or $850
Angus/Brangus 18-21 mths, 245.5kg, from MITCHELL, QLD sold for 342c or $840
Angus 10-16 mths, 329kg, from BALAKLAVA, SA sold for 355c or $1167
Droughtmaster x Hereford 10-15 mths, 261kg, from BALAKLAVA, SA sold for 285c or $742
Brahman x Droughtmaster 8-14 mths, 246kg from BALAKLAVA, SA sold for 260c or $639
Angus 8-10 mths, 403kg, from SASSAFRAS, TAS sold for 329c or $1330
Angus heifers 8-10 mths, 334kg, from SASSAFRAS, TAS sold for 328c or $1095