MOST young steer and heifer categories were firm to slightly higher on AuctionsPlus this week, while price corrections were observed across breeding cattle descriptions.
Overall cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus rose a little, up 402 head to produce an offering of 19,763 head.
Cows with calves at foot saw the largest correction this week, averaging $213 easier. Central West NSW accumulated the most cattle this week, with 1774 head purchased. Queensland continued to offer the largest number of stock with 9015 head on the box.
PTIC cows saw a further price adjustment this week, back $51 to a $1884 average, with prices ranging from $1130 to $2930. Top price went to a line of Charolais cows offered by SM & DE Cusack from Nathalia, VIC. The 3-5 year old cows averaged 682kg and will be heading to Camperdown, VIC. Another highlight included five lines of PTIC Angus cows offered byAlloura Angus Stud from Yass, NSW which sold between $2510 and $2770. The cows averaged between 732kg and 798kg, were PTIC to registered Angus bulls and will be heading to Casino, NSW.
PTIC heifers sold $150 easier this week to average $1757 with prices selling between $1410 and $2400. From Narromine, NSW, Waterloo Partners achieved top price with a line of Shorthorn/ Angus heifers averaging 502kg. The Yamburgan and Nairn Park blood heifers will head to Scone, NSW.
Another highlight offered by Skye Brigs from Trafalgar, VIC consisted of Angus heifers averaging 541kg which were sired by Rennylea Angus and Landfall Angus bulls, which sold for $2300 and will be journeying to Korumburra, VIC.
Further price corrections were seen in a reduced offering of cows with calves at foot this week, with prices ranging between $1210 and $2800 to average $1982, back $213. From Braidwood, NSW, E & M Lyons achieved top price with a line of Angus x Hereford cows averaging 463kg with CAF aged 3-7 weeks averaging 133kg. The calves are by Rennylea Angus bulls and will be heading to Meadow Flat in Central West NSW.
There was a decreased offering of steers this week, with listings totalling 6656 head, a decrease of 373 head which achieved a 69pc clearance.
Light steers less than 200kg sold from 431c to 592c to average 524c, down 34c. From Running Stream, NSW Troy Grimshaw attained top price with a line of 5-7-month-old Angus weaned steers averaging 182kg which will travel to Mudgee, NSW.
Steers 200-280kg sold from 370c to 577c to average 468c, selling 30c dearer than last week. Top price went to a line of 7-10-month-old Angus steers averaging 227kg from Bendemeer, NSW offered by K & A Brett. Another highlight was a line of 8-10-month-old weaned Angus steers from Tarwin Lower, VIC. The Te Mania Angus blood steers offered by AG Landy averaged 267kg and sold for 506c.
Steers 280-330kg held firm this week, selling from 341c to 480c to average 427c. From Moama on the NSW/VIC border, CM Pastoral Co earned top price with a line of 9-10-month-old Charolais and Angus x Santa steers averaging 325kg.
Steers 330-400kg sold from 226c to 456c this week to average 422c. Top price was attained by Kilkenny Pastoral from Hawkesdale, VIC which offered a line of 10-11-month-old Angus weaned steers averaging 388kg. Another highlight was Angus x Hereford steers averaging 341kg offered by Kalrose Pty Ltd which returned 425c and are heading interstate to Southern QLD.
Heavy steers over 400kg sold from 386c to 417c this week to average 18c dearer at 399c. Top price went to a line of 18-20-month-old Speckle Park yearling steers offered by Uppatrak, Killawarra, VIC averaging 407kg.
Heifer numbers saw a further decrease this week to see 6441 head offered, 224 head less than last week.
Light heifers sold from 431c to 573c to average 464c, easing 20c. Goldelk Pty Ltd from Booyal, QLD earned top price with a line of first cross Speckle Park heifers. The heifers were 6 months old, averaging 154kg and sired by Wattle Grove Speckle Park bulls.
Heifers 200-280kg sold from 370c to 575c this week to average 69c dearer at 458c. A line of 8-9-month-old Angus weaned heifers averaging 248kg from RDM, Bega, NSW returned top price and will be journeying to Coonamble, NSW.
Heifers 280-330kg sold from 341c to 464c this week to average 10c dearer and top 409c. Top line was offered by RT & JM Jacob with 10-11-month-old NSM Angus heifers averaging 317kg. Hailing from Walla Walla, NSW the heifers are bound for Tamworth, NSW.
Feeder heifers 330-400kg remained firm this week, with prices ranging from 226c to 472c to average 3c dearer at 383c. A line of 9-10 month old Charolais weaner heifers topped the category. They were offered by SM & DE Cusack, Yalcha, VIC. The heifers averaged 366kg and are heading to Rochester in Northern VIC.
This week’s Tasmanian sale saw an increased yarding totaling 365 head, achieving an 87pc clearance rate. Weaned heifers sold between $740 and $1300 to average $1087. Top line hailed from Campbell Town, Northern Tasmania and consisted of 9-11-month-old Hicks Red Composite heifers averaging 342kg offered by Greenhill Trading.
Weaned steers sold from $850 to $1340 to average $1130. Top price went to a line of 10-11-month-old Angus steers offered by Churchill Pastoral Co, Oldina in North West Tasmania which averaging 290kg.
The Western Australia cattle sale saw a 100pc clearance across the 88 head offered this week. Three lines of slaughter cows offered sold between 251c to 304c to average 272c. From Pemberton in South West WA, the top line of cows was offered by Collins Bros Grazing & G & B Bendotti and averaged 670kg.
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