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Dry conditions having impact in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Beef Central, 25/02/2017
Young cattle highlights included a line of 6-9 month old Angus/Santa and Angus cross steers, averaging 213kg from Goondiwindi, QLD, which sold for 453c/kg or $965, while their 204kg sisters sold for 419c or $855.

Young cattle highlights included a line of 6-9 month old Angus/Santa and Angus cross steers, averaging 213kg from Goondiwindi, QLD, which sold for 453c/kg or $965, while their 204kg sisters sold for 419c or $855.

 

A SCATTERING of larger offerings helped boost cattle numbers on AuctionsPlus this week, with a catalogue of 8619 head, a rise of 13 percent on the previous week.

This week’s sale showed clear evidence of cattle hitting the market due to seasonal conditions, especially out of very dry areas like Central Queensland.

Young steer highlights included a line of 6-9 month old Angus/Santa and Angus cross steers, averaging 213kg from Goondiwindi, QLD, which sold for 453c/kg or $965, while a line of 6-7 month old 222kg Angus steers from Goulburn, NSW sold for 448c or $995.

Out of Mount Pleasant, SA a line of 40 7-11 month old 268kg Angus and Angus cross weaned steers sold for 420c or $1130. A line of 9-10 month old 315kg Angus steers from Kangaroo Island, SA, sold for 385c or $1210.

A line of 10-11 month old Charolais/ Angus steers weighing 376kg, from Molyullah, VIC sold for 360c or $1345, while from Dulacca, on Queensland’s western downs, a line of 385kg Hereford steers and a line of 375kg Angus cross steers, both 16-18 months, sold for 330c.

Heifer highlights include an offering of 6-9 month old Angus/Santa Gertrudis and Angus cross heifers, 204kg, from Goondiwindi, QLD (sisters to the young steers mentioned above) sold for 419c or $855.

A line of 4-6 month old Angus cross and Angus heifers averaging 174kg, from Guyra, NSW sold for 405c or $705, while a large line of 154 Brahman cross heifers 20-26 months old and 292kg, from Dingo, QLD sold for 270c or $788.

Out of Mount Pleasant, SA, this line of 40 7-11 month old 268kg Angus and Angus cross weaned steers sold for 420c or $1130.

Out of Mount Pleasant, SA, this line of 40 7-11 month old 268kg Angus and Angus cross weaned steers sold for 420c or $1130.

From Dubbo, NSW a line of Dorinda and Double C blood Braford heifers sold for 432c or $1800. These heifers are 16 to 18 months old, weighing 416kg, and presenting in fresh condition, ready to be joined. A line of Santa Gertrudis x Angus heifers, 11-13 months weighing 392kg from Tottenham, NSW sold for 335c or $1310.

In a breakdown of young cattle sold on Friday, by weight range:

  • Steers weighing less than 250kg sold from 398c to 453c/kg, averaging 430c; while heifers sold from 282-419c, averaging 336c
  • Steers 250-300kg sold from 346-422c, averaging 391c; while heifers sold for 270c
  • Steers 300-350kg sold for 380-385c, averaging 382c; while heifers sold for 398c
  • Steers 350kg+ sold from 317-360c, averaging 330c; while heifers sold from 292-432c, averaging 326c.

Breeding cattle highlights:

Breeder numbers were strong this week with maiden heifers averaged $1553

The top price in this category of $2480 went to a line of Coolana Angus heifers 498kg from Camperdown, VIC. These heifers are PTIC to Wagyu bulls.

Part of a line of 156 PTIC Brahman heifers 18-36 months averaging 451kg from Clermont, Central Qld, being sold due to the season, made $1320.

Part of a line of 156 PTIC Brahman heifers 18-36 months averaging 451kg from Clermont, Central Qld, being sold due to the season, made $1320.

A larger line of 156 PTIC Brahman heifers 18-36 months averaging 451kg from Clermont, Central Qld, being sold due to the season, made $1320.

Also being sold due to the lack of worthwhile spring summer rain was a line of 153 store conditioned Santa and Droughtmaster type backgrounder steers, 286kg at 12-16 months, from Anakie, Central Qld, which made 346.1c/kg or $970 a head.

Proven breeders averaged $1698 this week, with a top price of $2600. This top price went to a line of Coolana-blood Angus cows from Camperdown, VIC. These girls are 618kg and are PTIC to Coolana Angus bulls.

Mixed aged breeders averaged $1598 with a top price of $2005. This top price went to a line of Rosedale Charolais cows from West Wyalong, NSW. These cows are 3-9 years, weighing 747kg and have been PTIC’d to Charolais bulls.

Cow and calf numbers this week remained steady, with proven breeders making up the bulk of numbers. Prices averaged $2131 with the top price of $2610. This top money went to a line of Watervalley Angus cows and calves from Coonalpyn, SA. These cows are 3-4 years old, weighing 498kg and have been rejoined back to Watervalley bulls. The Angus calves at foot are 4-5 months old, weighing 198kg.

From the WA sale this week, a line of 236 head of predominately Droughtmaster/Shorthorn steers from Borden, WA were offered. These 120 day grainfed yearling steers averaged 304kg dressed and sold for 544c/kg dressed or $1649.

 

Coming up on AuctionsPlus:

  • Greenwood Livestock Feature autumn weaner sale, Friday 3 March – Gippsland regional Livestock Exchange and interfaced on AuctionsPlus – 1400 head. Contact Ben Greenwood 0429 193 136
  • A lineup of 324 quality PTIC heifers and cows from the Inverell district carrying Angus, Shorthorn, Brangus  and Beefmaker composite genetics will be offered on AuctionsPlus Friday March 3. The majority of the offering is Jeogla Station or Macintyre Station bred, and EU accredited. Click the link below to view video.  Contact: Keiran te Velde, Bob Jamieson Agencies, Inverell 0427 669 097. Click on video below.

https://youtu.be/jkWYNu1GQEk

 

Source: AuctionsPlus

 

 

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  1. Stuart bewley, 26/02/2017

    Great up dates for farmers

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