LISTING numbers continued to rise on AuctionsPlus last week, with cattle sales reaching 10,190 head, up another 10 percent.
The rise was aided by the 1200 head Paul & Scollard Feature Autumn Store Sale held in Myrtleford, VIC – the first saleyard cattle auction in Victoria to be interfaced with AuctionsPlus.
With winter looming and feed tightening, prices in most categories remained steady last week.
Standout offerings of young cattle included 120 Angus and Santa cross EU-eligible steers 309kg at nine months from Toobeah, QLD, making 373c/kg or $1150 a head. Their younger half-sibs averaging 265kg, 167 in number, made from $930 to $960
Black Simmental and Angus steers from Euroa, VIC, 8-9 months weighing 345kg made 349c/kg or $1200.
Forest Park blood Santa future breeders 14-17 months from Narrabri, NSW weighing 335kg sold for 312c/kg or $1045 a head, while a smaller line of Cudgegong Park Angus weaner heifers from Mudgee, NSW, weighing 268kg sold for 410c/kg or $1100.
In a breakdown of younger cattle sold in Friday’s sale, by weight:
- Steers under 250kg sold from 310c to 361c to average 338c/kg; while heifers in the same weight range sold from 266c to 323c to average 301c
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 340c to 343 to average 341c, while heifers sold from 280c to 410c to average 309c
- Steers 300-350kg sold from 327c to 358c to average 344c, while heifers sold from 274c to 312c to average 292c
- Heifers over 350kg sold from 253 to 268c to average 260c.
PTIC female numbers were high last this week due to the Glen Collin Pastoral Co drought reduction, comprising 600 quality Angus proven breeders out of Walcha, NSW. These Glenavon and Wattletop blood females were PTIC to Angus bulls and were the standout line in each age category.
Yearling PTIC heifers averaged $1271 with a top price of $1625 while older heifers made $1330 to $1575. Proven breeders sold from $1135 to $1400 and mixed aged PTIC females topped at $1350, averaging $1024.
A smaller offering of cows and calves saw Angus and Hereford cross cows top the market, selling for $2170. These 3-5 year old Pathfinder blood females from Naracoorte, SA had Pathfinder Angus calves at foot. Also from South Australia was a line of older 2010 drop cows from Western Flat, which made $2080. These proven breeders, station-mated to Stoney Point Angus bulls has fresh Hidden Valley Angus calves at foot.
Victorian weaner sale
Friday saw the first interfaced saleyard auction in Victoria with AuctionsPlus at the Paull and Scollard Feature Autumn Store Female and Weaner Sale. There was 1194 head on offer and online the catalogue received 3488 hits. More than 91 bidders logged into the sale, along with another 110 viewers who all monitored the real-time live-stream built into the AuctionsPlus bidding platform. Top prices saw cow and calf units reach $2300 for 463kg Angus cows with Angus calves at foot. 272kg Angus weaner steers reached 387c/$1050 and 249kg Angus heifers sold for 331c/$825.
Click here to access full report on Friday’s AuctionsPlus sale.
Coming up: AuctionsPlus Targeted Feeder sale
AuctionsPlus is targeting major feedlot buyers across the eastern states with a Targeted Feeder Sale on 21 June, from 9am. The sale already has 2000 head listed from top commercial feeder producers around the country. Vendors can choose spot or forward contract, and determine the delivery schedule. More listings are invited.