WITH dry seasonal conditions continuing across the Eastern States, last week saw listings swell again on AuctionsPlus as well as in the physical saleyards across most parts of Eastern Australia.
Cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus last week hit 12,752 head, just over 3600 head more than the week before, requiring four separate regional sales to be held.
In northern offerings, a standout line of 60 unjoined grey and honey Brahman 14-18 month old heifers weighing 322kg from Lumeah Station, Middlemount QLD made 359c or $1155/head.
Drafted into two lighter lines from the same vendor, 160 of their sisters, 274kg average, made 309c/$845; while the remainder, 108 heifers averaging 230kg made 307c or $705.
An offering 282 Santa and Santa cross steers 14-16 months from Clark & Tait, Hobartville, Alpha in Central Queensland, weighing 338kg, made 317c/kg or $1070/head, returning $301,740.
Further south, 270kg 8-9 month old Angus and Angus cross steers from Stonyford VIC made 358c/kg or $965/head on Friday, while a line of 18-19 month old Te Mania and KO Angus blood unjoined Angus heifers from Segenhoe NSW, 417kg, made 314c/kg or $1310.
In a breakdown of younger cattle sales across eastern states, by weight:
- Steers under 250kg sold from 315c to 388c, averaging 350c/kg liveweight, while heifers in the same weightrange sold from 270c to 37c with average of 318c.
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 311c to 358c averaging 333c, while heifers sold from 269c to 320c averaging 300c.
- Steers 300-350kg ranged from 298c to 339c averaging 319c, while heifers ranged 277c to 359c averaging 299c.
- Steers 350kg and above sold from 297c to 302c with an average of 300c, while heifers in the heaviest weightrange sold from 279c to 314c with an average of 292c
Interest in proven breeders
Proven breeders drew buyer interest, selling in a range from $900 to $1250, with an average of $1149.
A top line of Red Hill and South Boorook blood Hereford cows with well-grown Lawsons blood Angus calves at foot was offered on Friday from Violet Town in Victoria. The three-year-old cows averaged 486kg, and were pregnancy tested back in calf to a South Boorook blood bulls. This lot and made $2080.
Last week AuctionPlus held three cattle special sales, Nindooinbah, Lawsons and Tocal Agricultural Centre Brangus Cattle sale. The Nindooinbah female and bull sale saw online bidders pay to $8000 for registered Brangus females. The female portion of the sale averaged $3075 and the young bulls $3510.
The Tocal Agricultural Centre Brangus Cattle sale featured lots of Brangus bulls, as well as Brangus and Brangus cross steers and heifers. Top price for the Brangus bulls was $5000, while yearling heifers sold to 283c or $1150, weaned heifers 275c or $735 and weaned steers 298c or $950. Lawsons Angus Helmsman Sale offered 65 head, with Lot 13 topping the sale at $11,500.
Click here to view full results from Friday’s weekly AuctionsPlus sale.