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AuctionsPlus sale 13 Feb 2015: Brakes applied after surge in numbers

Anna Adams, AuctionsPlus, February 14, 2015
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AuctionsPlus experienced a surge in both cattle and sheep numbers this week as many tried to get the most out of the price spike that has continued for several weeks, however a correction did put the brakes on the supercharged market. 12,393 head of cattle were offered including a feature sale of commercial cattle yielding some outstanding heifer prices, two AuctionsPlus feature sales and three Eastern States sales. Sheep and lamb numbers climbed by a solid 16,000 to a total of 67,800 head with 44,000 in Tuesday’s two sales placing pressure on prices. Whilst numbers sold at auction declined, the benefit of having a high bidder to negotiate with was taken advantage of and many lots were sold under negotiation.

 

Prices for young unjoined Merino ewes softened slightly, selling from $75.50 to a top of $130 for Lone Pine blood ewes in central NSW. Young joined ewes sold from $94 to $142, with the top price being for two year old Haddon Rig blood ewes scanned to White Suffolk. Aged ewes made $62.50 to $138.50.

Store lamb prices online showed less movement than other physical marketplaces have reported, although clearance rates reduced. In the regular sales, 31-33kg first and second crosses made $82 to $94, and 35kg-37kg lambs sold from $84 to $100, and the top price was $109 for 38kg Poll Dorset/Merino lambs in southern NSW. In the Farm Gate Store Lamb sale on Thursday, first cross ewe lambs made $107.50 to $120.50 and lambs weighing over 40kg made $107.50 to $119 averaging 629c carcase weight equivalent going back to the paddock. Merino wether lambs sold from $59 to $80 to average $66, and grown wethers made $50 to $70.

 

As one cattle buyer noted today, viewing AuctionsPlus sales gives a valuable snapshot of conditions across the cattle production areas of the eastern seaboard – and today the price correction had noticeably more impact in the north than the south but Heifers were the exception to this and prices were still strong in QLD. Whilst recent rainfall has been gratefully received, it has provided only short term relief and many are looking to sell all but their breeding stock before feed again becomes a constraint.

 

There were bigger numbers of lighter, younger cattle up this week as the weaner selling season moves into NSW. Steers weighing less than 250kg made 236c to 324c to average 277c, and heifers sold from 233c to 282c averaging 248c. 250kg-300kg weaner steers sold from 245c to 276c to average 266c, and heifers made 199c to 247c to average 223c. 300kg to 350kg steers made 221c to 265c to average 242c, and heifers were well represented in this weight range to sell from 233c to 270c including the top unjoined heifer price of $905 for 334kg Droughtmaster heifers at Barcaldine.

The National Feeder sale was well attended by feedlot buyers with 8 viewing the sale and keenly pricing the 1,094 head available, as well as backgrounders and grass finishers. Clearance rates were not up to previous sales but many negotiated sales are expected.

 

Cows with calves with a large age range continue to be offered from Queensland and demand is still strong for any breeders available. These lines sold from $730 to $1205, while younger more even lines of cows with calves sold from $720 to a top of $1380 for Droughtmaster PTIC cows with calves at Inverell. Yearling heifers in calf made $850 to $1220 and PTIC proven breeders made $760 to $1330. The Breeder and Replacement Cattle sale on Wednesday saw joined females sell to $1700 for Charolais cows and heifers in SA, and Santa heifers with their first calf at foot in QLD made $1260.

The Woonallee Commercial sale saw top quality Simmental Cross weaner heifers sell for an average of 307c/kg or $1064, with prices reaching $1255.

 

AuctionsPlus will be running Assessor Accreditation Schools in upcoming months – attendance at one of these schools will be essential prior to becoming an AuctionsPlus Assessor. Please register your interest or apply for one of the pre-booked schools on website, or call us on 02 9262 422. The next school is on 18/19th March in COLAC (VIC) – Sheep School – Limited spaces remaining.

 

 

Cattle
State Town Details
QLD Hughenden 66 Brah Cows, 2-9 yrs, 469kg, Jnd Brah, passed $715
QLD Muttaburra 108 Brah & Charb C&C, 2-6 yrs, 357kg, Jnd Char & Santa, 108 Charb CAF, $880
QLD Aramac 29 Santa C&C, 2-13 yrs, 492kg, Jnd Charb, 27 Charb CAF, Eyriewald bld, $1205
QLD Longreach 195 Santa C&C, 2-13 yrs, 428kg, Jnd Wag, 195 Wag CAF, $1012.50; 133 Brah C&C, 2-10 yrs, 410kg, Jnd Brah, Brah CAF Avg 74kg, $820; 120 DM Strs, 11-13 mths, 249kg, 254c/$635
QLD Ilfracome 21 Brah Cows, 2-6yrs, 432kg, Jnd Brah, 2 Brah CAF, $760
QLD Barcaldine 96 DM Hfrs, 14-20 mths, 334kg, Unjnd, Eversleigh & Wallace bld, 271c/$905
QLD Isisford 78 Santa & Her C&C, 2-5 yrs, 371kg, Jnd Santa, 16 Santa CAF, $720
QLD Blackall 95 XB C&C, 2-5 yrs, 359kg, Unjnd, SH CFAF, $960; 180 Brah & Char C&C, 2-14 yrs, 490kg, Char CAF, $975; 54 XB C&C, 3-12 yrs, 400kg, Unjnd, 49 Santa & Char CAF, $750; 12 XB C&C, 3-11 yrs, 536kg, Unjnd, 12 XB CAF, $730
QLD Tambo 144 Danta/Santa & DM Hfrs, 8-14 mths, 305kg, Unjnd, 243c/$743; 72 Santa/Santa & DM Hfrs, 6-12 mths, 274kg, Unjnd, 247c/$679; 136 Santa/Santa & DM Hfrs, 8-14 mths, 341kg, Unjnd, 239c/$820; 66 Santa C&C, 2-12 yrs, 516kg, Unjnd, 66 Santa & DM CAF Avg 95, $1200
QLD Wyandra 131 DM m/s Ylng, 9-10 mths, 201kg, 228c/$460
QLD Cunamulla 102 Charb/Brah & Brah Strs, 12-2- mths, 274kg, passed 202c/$670
QLD Clermont 76 DM Strs, 8-10 mths, 246kg, 271c/$670; 71 DM Hfrs, 8-10 mths, 234kg, Unjnd, 245c/$575
QLD Dingo 24 DM Hfrs, 15-19 mths, 376kg, Jnd DM, Lonarco bld, passed $860
QLD Rolleston 38 XB C&C, 2-11 yrs, 490kg, PTIC Brang & Charb, 14 CAF Avg 102kg, passed $905
QLD Calliope 60 XB C&C, 2-12 yrs, 357kg, Jnd Brang & Brah, 60 Brang & Brah CAF Avg 115kg, $935
QLD Taroom 180 Brah Hfrs, 12-14 mths, 272kg, Unjnd, passed 262c/$$715; 96 Her/AngX Hfrs, 14-16 mths, 321kg, 245c/$789; 44 Her Hfrs, 14-16 mths, 312kg, 233c/$728
QLD Kingaroy 58 XB m/s Ylngs, 8-22mths, 323kg, passed 215c/$695
QLD Yelarbon 51 XB Strs, 12-23 mths, 340kg, passed 222c/$760; 53 XB Hfrs, 12-23 mths, 349kg, Unjnd, 234c/$820
QLD St George 23 Brang & BrangX Hfrs, 3-5 yrs, 340kg, Jnd Brang, passed $895
QLD Milmerran 57 Ang Strs, 5-10 mths, 279kg, 268c/$750; 58 Ang Hfrs, 5-10 mths, 267kg, 228c/$610
QLD Inglewood 57 XB Hfrs, 6-10 mths, 244kg, Unjnd, 233c/$545
QLD Goondiwindi 16 DM C&C, 2-4 yrs, 394kg, Jnd DM, 16 DM CAF Ang & Avg 142kg, $1250
NSW Walcha 148 Ang Hfrs, 11-14 mths, 247kg, Unjnd, Hazrldean & Bonny Brooke bld, 245c/$605; 77 Ang Hfrs, 11-14 mths, 248kg, Unjnd, Hazrldean & Bonny Brooke bld, 246c/$610; 64 Ang Hfrs, 16-20 mths, 369kg, Unjnd, 245c/$905; 27 Ang/Her & Ang Hfrs, 20-22 mths, 385kg, Unjnd, 199c/$765
NSW Tenterfield 13 Her & Ang Strs, 14-18 mths, 321kg, 248c/$795; 10 Her & HerX Hfrs, 14-18 mths, 283kg, 219c/$620
NSW Glen Innes 29 Ang & AngX C&C, 7-9 yrs, 517kg, Jnd Ang, 29 CAF Avg 147kg,
NSW Ben Lomond 43 Ang & SantaX Strs, 15-17 mths, 337kg, 255c/$860;
NSW Guyra 36 Ang & AngX Cows, 7-9 yrs, 511kg, Jnd Ang, $875; 44 Ang & AngX Strs, 17-19 mths, 435kg, passed 261c/$1134; 51 Ang & AngX Hfrs, 17-19 mths, 415kg, passed 221c/$920
NSW Armidale 27 Ang & AngX Hfrs, 15-17 mths, 231kg, Unjnd, 234c/$540; 15 Char/Ang Hfrs, 15-17 mths, 231kg, Unjnd, 238c/$550
NSW Uralla 27 XB Strs, 4-18 mths, 249c/$530
NSW Nowendoc 30 Ang & Brang Hfrs, 22-25 mths, 401kg, PTIC Ang & Char, passed $925
NSW Bundarra 68 Ang & Ang/Her Hfrs, 4-6 mths, 164kg, 282c/$461; 68 Ang & Ang/Her Strs, 4-6 mths, 173kg, 324c/$559
NSW Barraba 72 Ang & AngX Hfrs, 10-14 mths, 271kg, Unjnd, 238c/$645
NSW Inverell 24 Ang & AngX Cows, 3-8 yrs, 520kg, PTIC Ang, passed 205c/$1070; 17 DM & DM/Char C&C, 4-9 yrs, 488kg, PTIC Char, 17 CAF Avg 184kg, $1380; 35 Charb/Ang C&C, 4 yrs, 555kg, PTIC Char, 8 CAF, $1250; 77 Ang Strs, 14-16 mths, 341kg, Booroomooka & Eaglehawk bld, 265c/$903
NSW Boggabri 12 Ang Cows, 2 yrs, 510kg, PTIC Ang, $1115; 22 Ang C&C, 2 yrs, 401kg, Unjnd, 22 Ang CAF Avg 73kg, passed $1190
NSW Coonabarabran 106 Limo/Ang & Ang Strs, 6-8 mths, 272kg, 276c/$750; 33 Ang/Brah Strs, 10-16 mths, 352kg, passed 251c/$885
NSW Tooraweenah 46 Ang & AngX Hfrs, 6-8 mths, 277kg, 237c/$655
NSW Walgett 30 Ang C&C 4-5 yrs, 453kg, Jnd Ang, 30 Ang CAF, passed $1340
NSW Moree 25 Ang Hfrs, 12-18 mths, 327kg, Unjnd, passed 197c/$645; 41 Her Cows, 6-7 yrs, 531kg, PTIC Her, Bowen bld, passed $1020; 180 Ang & Ang/Her Hfrs, 15-17 mths, 306kg, Unjnd, 242c/$740
NSW Coonamble 20 Ang Hfrs, 8-9 mths, 299kg, Unjnd, Booroomooka & Hollywood bld, passed 222c/$665
NSW Mungindi 132 Ang Hfrs, 7-8 mths, 200kg, Eaglehawk bld, 278c/$555
NSW Bingara 33 Char/Santa & Ang/Brang & Her C&C, 3-10 yrs, 436kg, Jnd Ang, 33 Ang CAF Avg 150kg, $1110
NSW Gilgandra 30 Ang C&C, 5-10 yrs, 580kg, Jnd Ang, 31 Char CAF avg 187kg, 253c/$1470; 31 Ang C&C, 5-10 yrs, 525kg, Jnd Ang, 31 Ang CAF avg 193kg, 268c/$1410; 15 Ang C&C, 5-10 yrs, 578kg, Jnd Ang, 15 Char CAF avg 94kg, $1140; 11 Ang & AngX C&C, 5-10 yrs, 589kg, Jnd Ang, 11 Char CAF avg 163kg, $1340; 72 Ang & Ang/Her Strs, 14-18 mths, 355kg, passed 244c/$865
NSW Coolah 45 Ang & AngX Strs, 7-8 mths, 238kg, 296c/$705; 28 R AngX Strs, 7-8 mths, 235kg, 300c/$705
NSW Dunedoo 39 Char & CharX C&C, 4-6 yrs, 473kg, Jnd Lim & SH, 39 Sim CAF avg 164kg, passed $1310; 13 Ang C&C, 4-5 yrs, 454kg, Jnd Lim, 13 Char CAF avg 179kg, passed $1340; 43 Lim/Her & Ang/Santa Strs, 15-18 mths, 363kg, passed 241c/$875; 22 Ang & Ang/Her Strs, 15-18 mths, 367kg, passed 238c/$875
NSW Blayney 30 Ang & Ang/Her Hfrs, 16-19 mths, 406kg, passed 217c/$880; 25 Ang Hfrs, 12-14 mths, 386kg, 213c/$825; 31 Ang Hfrs, 12-14 mths, 338kg, 231c/$780; 16 Ang/Her Hfrs, 12-14 mths, 372kg, 215c/$800
NSW Cowra 10 Her C&C, 4-6 yrs, 643kg, Unjnd, 10 Her CAF, $1360
NSW Cobar 120 Santa & SantaX Strs, 8-10 mths, 228kg, 236c/$550; 200 Santa & SantaX Hfrs, 8-10 mths, 232kg, 238c/$550
NSW Broken Hill 108 XB m/s Ylgs, 10-24 mths, 302kg, passed 180c/$545; 41 HerX C&C, 2-5 yrs, 320kg, 29 CAF, passed $570
NSW Boorowa 86 Ang Strs, 5-6 mths, 292kg, Dunoon & Te Mania bld, 262c/$765; 30 Ang Strs, 5-6 mths, 234kg, Dunoon & Te Mania bld, 288c/$675; 29 Ang Hfrs, 5-6 mths, 223kg, Dunoon & Te Mania bld, 240c/$535
NSW Harden 16 Ang Hfrs, 18-20 mths, 471kg, PTIC Ang, $1220
NSW Cootamundra 53 Ang Strs, 7-8 mths, 273kg, 272c/$745
NSW Goulburn 32 Her & XB Cows, 4-8 yrs, 605kg, 376c/$1075
NSW Braidwood 65 Ang Strs, 7-9 mths, 268kg, 274c/$735; 65 Ang Strs, 7-9 mths, 251kg, 245c/$615
NSW Cooma 46 Ang Strs, 14-16 mths 299kg, passed 257c/$770; 15 Ang Hfrs, 12-13 mths, 308kg, 214c/$660
NSW Adelong 59 Ang Strs, 15-16 mths, 387kg, Rennylea bld, 239c/$925; 69 Ang/Her Strs, 15-16 mths, 383kg, passed 234c/$895; 27 Her & XB Strs, 15-16 mths, 389kg, passed 220c/$855
NSW Wagga 127 Ang Hfrs, 17-18 mths, 399kg, PTIC Ang, $1000; 26 Ang Cows, 2.5 yrs, 499kg, PTIC Ang, $1280; 86 Ang Cows, 3.5 yrs, 502kg, PTIC Ang, $1330; 108 Ang Cows, 4.5 yrs, 536kg, PTIC Ang, $1250; 63 Ang Cows, 5.5 yrs, PTIC Ang, $1140; 64 Ang Cows, 6.5-8.5 yrs, 556kg, PTIC Ang, $1080
NSW Holbrook 58 Her Strs, 16-7 mths, 368kg, passed 244c/$900
VIC Benalla 30 Ang Strs, 6-7 mths, 312kg, 244c/$760; 17 Ang Hfrs, 6-7 mths, 292kg, 199c/$580; 13 Ang hfrs, 17-18 mths, 459kg, PTIC Ang, Temania & Lawsons bld, $850
VIC Springshurst 33 Ang Hfrs, 17-18 mths, 412kg, Unjnd, passed 202c/$832
VIC Coleraine 38 Ang Cows, 6.5-8 yrs, 622kg, PTIC Ang, Te Mania & Lawsons bld, $1200; 14 Ang & Ang/Sim Cows, 5-7 yrs, 625kg, PTIC Ang, $1100
NSW Macarthur 27 Ang Strs, 9-11 mths, 342kg, Te Mania & Willalooka bld, $800
NSW Mortlake 58 Ang Hfrs, 10-11 mths, 280kg, passed 223c/$625; 49 Ang/Her Hfrs, 10-11 mths, 302kg, passed 222c/$670
SA Yankalilla 54 Ang/Ang/SH m/s Wnrs, 4-7 mths, 218kg, 221c/$480; 56 Ang & Ang/SH Strs, 5-7 mths, 307kg, 228c/$700; 19 SH/Ang/SH Strs, 5-7 mth, 301kg, 221c/$665; 48 Ang/Ang/SH Hfrs, 5-7 mths 288kg, 210c/$605; 22 SH/Ang/SH Hfrs, 5-7 mths, 283kg, 204c/$575
SA Millicent 31 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 373kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $1255; 67 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 325kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $1035; 15 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 354kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $1235;37 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 338kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $1200; 16 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 383kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $870; 36 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 349kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $1210; 37 Simm/Ang Hfrs, 9-10 mths, 312kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $690; 35 Simm/Ang Strs, 9-10 mths, 406kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $900; 35 Simm/Ang Strs, 9-10 mths, 352kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $785; 24 Simm/Ang Strs,, 9-10 mths, 334kg, Unjnd, Woonallee bld, $785;
SA Coonalpyn 21 Brang Strs, 10-15 mths, 378kg, 227c/$860; 52 Ang & Ang/Santa Hfrs, 11-16 mths, 372kg, 209c/$780
SA Victor Harbour 94 Ang Strs, 9-12 mths, 352kg, passed 233c/$821
TAS Sorell 18 SH Strs, 17-22 mths, 370kg, $755

 

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