PRICE corrections were seen across the majority of stock categories on AuctionsPlus this week.
Cattle numbers were down 4pc, with a total listing of 19,559 head.
Southern Queensland buyers secured 1722 head, whilst Central Western NSW buyers secured 1494 head and the Riverina 1108 head.
Going against the broader price trend, PTIC heifers saw an increase of $92, selling from $1680 to $2920/head, averaging $2142. Top price went to a line of Conamurra and Te Mania blood Angus heifers from Nayook, VIC. These heifers were 21-22 months averaging 556kg and were PTIC to Angus bulls. Another highlight was a line of 24-36 month old EU accredited Angus heifers 553kg from Deepwater NSW, which sold for $2640/head.
PTIC cows sold from $1200 to $3020 this week – averaging $2187, down $131/head from last week. Top price went to a line of Barwidgee & Coolana blood Angus cows from Moyhu, VIC. These rising four-year-old cows averaged 703kg and were PTIC to Angus bulls.
From Hope Forest SA, a small line of Speckle Park x Angus cows were offered, selling for $2660/head. These cows were five years old averaging 722kg and PTIC to Speckle Park bulls.
Cows with calves at foot sold from $1450 to $3800 this week, averaging $2865, back $29 from last week. Top price went to a line of Hazeldean blood Angus cows & calves from Fullerton, NSW. The cows were 4.5-years averaging 744kg and had been joined to Angus bulls. The CAF were 3-4 months old averaging 201kg. Top price out of Queensland went to a line of EU accredited Santa cross cows and calves from Surat, which sold for $2610.
Weaner and yearling heifer numbers were back slightly for the week, for a total listing of 5707 head – making up 29pc of the week’s listings.
Light heifers averaging less than 200kg sold from 442c to 570c, to average 499c/kg – down 28c from last week. Top price was out of Tambo QLD – a line of crossbred heifers 5-13 months averaging 196kg.
Heifers 200–280kg sold from 343c to 761c this week to average 466c/kg – down 36c from last week. Top price went to a line of Speckle Park heifers 5-7 months averaging 206kg from Muckatah, VIC. Another highlight was a line of Speckle Park x Angus heifers 6-8 months averaging 227kg from Millmerran, QLD, selling for 569c/kg.
Heifers 280-330kg sold from 336c to 582c, to average 434c – up 2c on last week. Top price went to a line of Wagyu x Angus heifers from Inverell, NSW 12-14 months averaging 292kg.
Feeder heifers averaging 330–400kg sold from 395c to 497c, to average 433c/kg, down 2c from last week. Top price went to a line of Angus cross heifers aged 8 – 9 months, averaging 332kg from Taralga, NSW. Another highlight includes a line of EU accredited Angus heifers, bred from Raff and Glenavon blood lines, aged 14 to 15 month and weigh 333kg from Guyra, NSW selling for 465c/kg.
Heavy heifers averaging 400kg+ sold from 374c to 425c, to average 406c/kg, up 1c on last week. Top price went to a line of Angus heifers, bred from Cascade bloodlines, aged 14 – 15 months, averaging 401kg, from Gooramadda, VIC. Another highlight includes a line of Charolais cross heifers, aged 15 – 16 months, averaging 418kg from Tawonga, VIC selling for 421c/kg.
Weaner and yearling steer numbers were back this week, for a total listing of 6546 head – making made up 33pc of the catalogue. Light steers less than 200kg sold from 411c to 668c, to average 554c/kg, up 46c on last week. Top price went to a line of Angus and Angus cross steers 3-5 months averaging 183kg from North Star NSW.
Steers 200-280kg sold from 336c to 625c, to average 492c – down 7c from last week. Top price went to a line of Speckle Park steers from Muckatah, VIC 5-7 months averaging 216kg. Another highlight came from Tambo QLD for a line of crossbred steers 5-13 months averaging 204kg, which sold for 587c/kg.
Steers 280-330kg sold from 252c to 601c this week, to average 483c/kg – down 16c from last week. Top price came out of Inverell NSW, for a line of Wagyu x Angus steers 12-14 months averaging 329kg. From Stewart Range SA, a line of EU accredited Angus steers 8-9 months averaging 317kg sold for 529c.
Feeder steers 330-400kg sold from 334c to 504c, to average 440c/kg – down 31c from last week. Top price went to a line of Poll Hereford and Hereford steers from Wantabadgery NSW. These steers were 13-14 months averaging 350kg. A line of Angus steers 330kg at 9-10 months from Hansonville VIC sold for 502c/kg.
Heavy steers +400kg sold from 313c to 449c, to average 429c/kg – up 3c on last week. Top price went to a line of Angus steers 13-15 months averaging 405kg from Scone NSW. A line of Angus steers 18-20 months averaging 496kg from Rutherglen VIC sold for 414c.
Tasmania’s numbers were up this week for a total listing of 438 head and a clearance of 96pc. Cows with calves at foot sold from $2425 to $3100 – averaging $2825.
Top price went to a line of Angus cows five years averaging 710kg with F1 Wagyu calves at foot and joined to Wagyu bulls.
Weaner and yearling steers sold from $710 to $1820, – averaging $1232. Top price went to a line of Angus and Angus cross steers 12-14 months averaging 440kg from Bridport.
Weaner and yearling heifers sold from $1040 to $2000, – averaging $1503. Top price went to a line of Angus heifers, 12-14 months 435kg from Musselroe Bay. From the same vendor, PTIC Angus heifers 16-36 months and PTIC to Angus Bulls averaged $2511 selling to a top of $2600.
A line of PTIC Angus cows aged 3-10 years averaging 705kg and PTIC to Angus bulls from Musselroe Bay sold for $2400.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold this week, by weight range:
- Less than 200kg: Steers sold from 411-668c to average 554c, while heifers sold from 442-570c to average 499c.
- 200-280kg: Steers sold from 336-625c to average 492c, while heifers sold from 343-761c to average 466c.
- 280-330kg: Steers sold from 252-601c to average 483c while heifers sold from 336-582c to average 434c.
- 330-400kg: Steers sold from 334-504c to average 440c, while heifers sold from 395-497c to average 433c.
- +400kg: Steers sold from 313-449c to average 429c while heifers from 374-425c to average 406c.