NUMBERS started to recover following the Christmas/New Year break on AuctionsPlus this week, with cattle offerings lifting almost 4000 head to total 6595 head.
Plenty of eyeballs were present on screens with 800-odd users split across the Weaner and Eastern States sales, providing good exposure and competition for stock listed.
Joined females offered this week averaged $1703 and reached a top price of $2260 for a line Bawidgee and Welcome Swallow blood Angus heifers, PTIC to Angus bulls, offered by Yirraba Pastoral, Yea, central Victoria.
A good line of 2-4 year old Rosedale blood Charolais cross cows PTIC to Pentire Angus bulls from Singleton, NSW are on the move due to seasonal factors, selling well over reserve for $1400.
Cow and calf units were stronger this week topping at $2540, for an average of $1796. Top price honours went to an outstanding line of two-year-old Te Mania blood Angus heifers with sappy calves at foot from the Hourigan family, Londrigan, VIC.
A line of cast-for-age Santa and Poll Hereford cows with Santa and Hereford calves at foot from Narrabri, NSW sold well for $1500.
This week’s leading Feature Weaner Assessor, Scott Creek of Creek Livestock, achieved 100pc clearance for his clients G Tait & Co and AM & MC Mewburn, both of Casterton, VIC. A total of 332 Angus, Red Angus and black baldy weaned steers and heifers were sold from 300c to 400c/kg.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold this week, by weightrange:
- Steers less than 250kg sold from 359c to 472c/kg to average 403c; while heifers sold from 322-382c to average 352c (down 21c)
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 339-388c to average 357c (up 11c) ; while heifers sold from 297-359c to average 323c (up 20c)
- Steers 300-350kg sold from 302-351c to average 326c (up 16c) ; while heifers sold from 277-400c to average 314c (up 33c) sold from 299-329c to average 312c; while heifers sold from 281-300c to average 289c (down 11c)
- 5 to 7 month old 212kg Angus steers from GLOUCESTER, NSW sold for 472c/$1000
- 15 to 17 month old 406kg Hereford steers from SCONE, NSW sold for 302c/$1225
- 15 to 18 month old 334kg Composite/Brahman Cross steers from CLERMONT, QLD sold for 302c/$1007
- 7 to 8 month old 273kg Red Angus steers from CASTERTON, VIC sold for 340c/$925
- 9 to 11 month old 408kg Angus/Hereford steers from CASTERTON, VIC sold for 317c/$1290
- 5 to 8 month old 223kg Angus steers from VICTOR HARBOR, SA sold for 359c/$800
- 5 to 6 month old 225kg Angus heifers from DUNEDOO, NSW sold for 382c/$860
- 17 to 18 month old 403kg Angus heifers from SCONE, NSW sold for 285c/$1147
- 9 to 10 month old, 329kg South Devon heifers from URALLA, NSW sold for 303c/$995
- 8 to 10 month old 331kg Red Angus heifers from CASTERTON, VIC sold for 400c/$1325
- 9 to 10 month old 292kg Angus heifers from WOOLSTHORPE, VIC sold for 360c/$1050
- 9 to 11 month old 373kg Angus/Hereford heifers from CASTERTON, VIC sold for 301c/$1120