Cows and calves, and PTIC cows all increased in value on AuctionsPlus this week, where numbers were up slightly with a total yarding of 19,431 head across the five weekly sales.
The increased numbers saw clearance fall slightly across the board.
PTIC cow prices were up $96, averaging $1911. Southern Queensland was busy this week being the largest purchasing region, securing 3791 head, followed by NW Slopes and Plains with 1590 head.
Cow and calf numbers were down slightly this week, totalling 882 head. Prices ranged from $830 to $3280 and averaged $2378. Top price was achieved by a line of 13 NSM Bongongo blood Angus cows and calves, offered by DJ Graham Trust, Coolac, NSW. The cows were three years old averaging 557kg, with 6-10 week old CAF.
The same vendor offered another line of 7-8 year old cows with CAF which sold for $2660. Other highlights include a line of 4-5 year old Charolais cows with calves at foot from Patchewollock, VIC which returned $3140. From Glenmorgan, QLD, MRH Enterprises sold 47 Santa cross station mated cows and calves for $2510. The cows were three years old averaging 421kg.
PTIC cow listings increased this week, totalling 1832 head, up 198 on last. Prices were up $96, ranging from $1230 to $2920 and averaging $1917. Top price went to a line of 26 rising three year old Angus cows from King Isle Farms, Flowerdale, VIC’. The cows averaging 637kg were PTIC back to Angus bulls and are heading to a buyer in NSW.
Other highlights included 4-5 year old Angus cows from Ben Lomond, NSW which sold for $2860, and are heading across the border to a buyer in QLD. Near Millicent, SA, Woolwash Trading Trust sold Angus/Murray Grey cows 3-4 year averaging 582kg for $1920.
PTIC heifer listings were also up this week, totalling 1606 head, an increase of 250 on last week. Prices ranged from $1000 to $2820 and averaged $1625. Top price was achieved by rising three-year-old Angus heifers 612kg, PTIC to Speriby North Angus bulls, from GA & KA Baker, Ben Lomond, NSW. They will heading to a buyer in QLD.
Other highlights included Speckle Park/Angus heifers 20-22 months averaging 396kg from Traralgon, VIC which sold for $2360. In WA’s far North, Fossil Downs station near Fitzroy Crossing offered 168 Droughtmaster cross heifers across two lots. The heavier heifers averaging 290kg were 12-24 months old, selling for $1280 and are heading to a buyer in QLD. The lighter line averaging 269kg at 2-24 months, made $1000 and are heading more than 3500km to Dubbo, NSW. In the weaner and yearling sale, the same vendor sold 168 unjoined Droughtmaster heifers in two lots, both averaging 335kg at 18-36 months. The first made 343c/kg and the second, 340c. No bids were received on another 900 backgrounder and feeder steers and heifers offered in eight lots from 80-120 head from Fossil Downs.
Light steers less than 200kg sold from 478c to 628c this week and averaged 565c, up 76c on the previous sale. Top price was achieved by a line of 8-10 month old Angus steers 172kg from WL Grieve, Armidale, NSW. Another highlight includes 120 weaned Angus steers from Dunmore, QLD. These steers averaging 180kg sold for 618c and are remaining in QLD.
Prices for steers averaging 200-280kg were down by 22c/kg this week, averaging 467c. Top price of 571c was achieved by 36 Angus weaned steers, from Ilford, NSW averaging 223kg.
Heavier steers 280-330kg averaged 408c and ranged from 338c to 487c this week. Top price went to a line of 8-10 month old weaned Angus steers 289kg from Glen Innes, NSW. From Naracoorte, SA, 64 Angus steers 9-10 months averaging 305kg sold for 458c.
A line of 60 mostly F1 Wagyu x Angus steers 315kg at 8-18 months from Abdy Grazing, Hillside, Cloncurry in Northwest Queensland made 383c/kg.
Steers from 330kg to 400kg averaged 410c this week, and ranged from 322c to 450c, up 17c on last. Top price went to a line of 7-11 month old Angus steers averaging 335kg from Warialda, NSW.
Steers more than 400kg averaged 376c this week and ranged from 341c to 379c. Top price was achieved by a line of 43 Santa cross feeder steers 14-22 months averaging 421kg, from Eulo, QLD.
Light heifers less than 200kg were up 71c this week, averaging 530c and ranging from 372c to 675c. Top price went to a line of 8-10 month old Angus heifers from Inverell, NSW which averaging 147kg.
Heifers 200-280kg sold from 360c to 552c this week and averaged 409c. Top price was achieved by 35 weaned Angus heifers from Tamworth, NSW. The heifers are 9-10 months old and averaging 218kg. Another highlight included 17 weaned heifers from Wangaratta, VIC which sold for 455c. The heifers are 7-8 months and averaging 212kg.
Heavier heifers 280-330kg sold from 277c to 554c this week and averaged 409c, up 11c on last. Top price went to a line of 30 unweaned Angus heifers from Deepwater, NSW. The heifers were 8-11 months averaging 304kg and were offered by Speriby North.
Heifers 330-400kg sold from 332c to 505c this week and averaged 387c, down 3c on last. Top price also went to Speriby North for heifers 346kg at 10-18 months old.
Heifers averaging more than 400kg sold from 348c to 377c this week and averaged 367c. Top price went to 50 Angus feeder heifers 16-18 months averaging 429kg from Clifton, QLD.
Across Bass Strait, Tasmania saw a total of 398 head offered in its sale this week, an increase of 126 with clearance rates holding firm at 93pc. Weaner steers sold between $390 and $1330 to average $1139, easing $94. Top line offered by C F McCarthy from Karoola consisted of 28 weaned Angus steers 9-10 months averaging 318kg. Weaner heifers sold between $710 and $1355 to average $1088. Top price was a line of 9-10 month old Angus Heifers from T & S Clark from Powranna averaging 294kg.
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