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Clearance rates slip to 41pc in smaller AuctionsPlus offerings

Beef Central, 28/07/2018

In-calf heifers sold from $600 to $1260 this week to average $918. Top price went to this line of Droughtmaster heifers from Bungunya, QLD aged 18-24 months averaging 415kg and PTIC to Angus bulls.

 

CATTLE numbers offered on AuctionsPlus declined 29 percent this week to 7224 head, with widespread drought conditions contributing to a low clearance rate of 41pc across all offerings.

Again, the weekly weaner & yearling sale made up the bulk of numbers being offered, with 5794 steers and heifers up for sale. AuctionsPlus sales administrators remained confident about post-sale negotiations delivering additional completed sales over the weekend.

In-calf heifers sold from $600 to $1260 this week to average $918. Top price went to a line of Glenlands and Clonara-blood Droughtmaster heifers from Bungunya, QLD aged 18-24 months averaging 415kg and PTIC to Angus bulls.

Another highlight includes a line of 13-20 month old Santa and Santa cross heifers averaging 378kg PTIC to Santa bulls, from Dalby, QLD which sold for $910.

PTIC cows sold from $700 to $1100 and averaged $909, with the top price paid for a line of EU-accredited Angus cows 5-7 years and PTIC to Angus bulls, from Walcha, NSW. Another highlight was a line of EU-accredited Lawson and Barwidgee blood Angus cows from Willaura North, VIC. These cows aged 3-7 years averaging 527kg were PTIC to Angus bulls.

A line of Wagyu x Friesian cows 5-6 years averaging 441kg and PTIC to Wagyu bulls from Armidale, NSW sold for $800.

Less than half of cow and calf offerings sold at auction this week, with prices starting at $1150 and selling to a top of $1730. The top price went to a line of vendor-bred cows Angus breeders 4-5 years, with Angus calves at foot and depastured to Angus bulls, from Braidwood, NSW.

From Holbrook, NSW a line of Hereford cows and calves sold for $1570 and are heading on a 700km road trip to Naracoorte, SA. The rising three year olds average 514kg and have been depastured to Hazeldean Angus bulls. The Hereford calves at foot are aged 3-4 months.

A line of Dulverton blood Angus cows aged 4-7 years averaging 428kg, with Angus calves at foot, from Texas, QLD sold for $1260.

The Tasmanian market kicked this week with 100pc clearance and all lots sold well above their set reserve prices.

The highlight was a line of Angus and Angus cross steers, 9-12 months averaging 315kg from Westwood, which sold for $1090 or 346c/kg. From the same vendor the heifer portion of the mob averaging 307kg sold for $906 or 295c/kg.

From Relbia, four lines of Angus calves, 6-9 months were offered. Steers averaging 246kg sold for $800 or 325c, while heifers 305kg sold for $910 or 298c, and heavier heifers 341kg sold for $936 or 274c. The lightest line of heifer lines averaging 262kg sold for $770 or 293c.

The WA market was also hot with all lots selling this week. A line of weaned Angus and Angus cross steers, 10-11 months averaging 335kg sold for $1000 or 298c. From the same vendor, the heifer portion of the mob averaging 332kg sold for $890 or 268c,  and a line of predominately Angus x Friesian cows averaging 272kg dressed sold for $1078 or 398c/kg dressed.

 

National Steer Highlights

Angus steers 10 to 11 months, 285.5kg, from YASS, NSW sold for 319c/$910

Angus steers 10 to 11 months, 252.6kg, from YASS, NSW sold for 319c/$805

Hereford steers 10 to 11 months, 339.2kg from HOLBROOK, NSW sold for 303c/$1025

Angus steers 10 to 11 months, 328.8kg, from BRAIDWOOD, NSW sold for 299c/$980

Angus steers 8 to 10 months, 233.5kg, from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 299c/$696

Angus steers 8 to 10 months, 209.7kg, from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 286c/$597

Angus steers 9 to 12 months, 302kg, from BUNGUNYA, QLD sold for 279c/$840

Hereford steers 10 to 11 months, 286.7kg, from SURAT, QLD sold for 268c/$766

Hereford steers 10 to 11 months, 215.9kg, from BYAWATHA, VIC sold for 267c/$575

Hereford steers 10 to 11 months, 215.9kg, from BYAWATHA, VIC sold for 267c$/575

Angus steers 9 to 12 months, 315.4kg, from WESTWOOD, TAS sold for 346c/$1090

Angus steers 6 to 9 months, 245.8kg, from RELBIA, TAS sold for 326c/$800

Angus steers 9 to 12 months, 315.4kg, from WESTWOOD, TAS sold for 346c/$1090

Angus steers 6 to 9 months, 245.8kg, from RELBIA, TAS sold for 326c/$800

Angus steers 10 to 11 months, 335.3kg, from MANJIMUP, WA sold for 299c/$1000

 

National Heifer Highlights

Angus heifers 9 to 12 months, 289.6kg, from BINGARA, NSW sold for 315c/$910

Angus heifers 7 to 9 months, 204.8kg, from BINGARA, NSW sold for 313c/$640

Angus heifers 9 to 12 months, 289.6kg from BINGARA, NSW sold for 315c/$910

Murray Grey heifers 9 to 14 months, 307.1kg, from NARROMINE, NSW sold for 268c/$820

Angus heifers 11 to 12 months, 311.1kg, from BOLLON, QLD sold for 258c/$800

Angus heifers 9 to 12 months, 293.4kg, from BUNGUNYA, QLD sold for 248c/$725

Angus heifers 11 to 12 months, 311.1kg, from BOLLON, QLD sold for 258c/$800

Angus heifers 9 to 12 months, 293.4kg, from BUNGUNYA, QLD sold for 248c/$725

Angus heifers 16 to 18 months, 357.5kg, from LANG LANG, VIC sold for 275c/$980

Hereford heifers 10 to 11 months, 216kg, from BYAWATHA, VIC sold for 220c/$475

Angus heifers 16 to 18 months, 357.5kg, from LANG LANG, VIC sold for 275c/$980

Hereford heifers 10 to 11 months, 216kg, from BYAWATHA, VIC sold for 220c/$475

Angus xHereford heifers 6 to 9 months, 304.8kg, from RELBIA, TAS sold for 299c/$910

Angus heifers 9 to 12 months, 306.8kg, from WESTWOOD, TAS sold for 296c/$906

Angus heifers 6 to 9 months, 341.3kg, from RELBIA, TAS sold for 275c/$936

Angus/Hereford heifers 6 to 9 months, 304.8kg, from RELBIA, TAS sold for 299c/$910

Angus heifers 10 to 11 months, 331.8kg, from MANJIMUP, WA sold for 269c/$890

Angus heifers 10 to 11 months, 331.8kg, from MANJIMUP, WA sold for 269c/$890.

Source: AuctionsPlus

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