PRICES were down on most stock categories apart from PTIC heifers on AuctionsPlus this week.
After last week’s dramatic jump in listings volume, cattle numbers remained steady with a total offering of 16,259 head.
The Weaner & Yearling sale attracted the bulk of listings with 11,845 head listed. New South Wales again offered 65percent of the catalogue, with Queensland contributing 25pc.
PTIC heifers sold from $920 to $1530 to average $1245. Top price went to a line of 19-20 month old Simmental x Angus heifers averaging 480kg, PTIC to Angus bulls, from Orange, NSW. These heifers are heading to Nimmitabel, NSW.
A line of Landfall blood Angus heifers 18-20 months averaging 473kg, PTIC to Angus bulls, from Ross, TAS sold for $1420 to a local Tassie buyer.
PTIC cows sold from $700 to $1450 to average $1025 this week. Proven breeders averaged $1110 and mixed aged lines averaged $913.
Top price went to a line of Hazeldean blood Angus cows from Cooma, NSW. These cows were rising 5 years averaging 556kg and were PTIC to Angus bulls. Another highlight included a line of Te Mania blood Angus cows from Gunning, NSW which sold for $1110. These cows were aged 3-10 years of age averaging 525kg and were PTIC to Angus bulls.
Cow and calf units sold from $510 to $1770 this week, to average $1168. Top price went to a line of Banquet blood Angus cows and calves from Casterton, VIC. These cows were 3-4 years averaging 466kg. From Cooyar, QLD a line of crossbred cows 4-11 years averaging 428kg sold for $950. The Santa and Hereford calves at foot were 1-7 months old and averaged 157kg.
Weaner steers sold from 223c to 342c this week to average 297c, down 10c. Top price went to a line of unweaned Hereford and Hereford cross steers from Bridport, TAS. These steers were aged 8-9 months averaging 272kg and will remain in Tasmania.
Weaner heifers sold from 99c to 275c to average 233c, down 29c. Top price went to a line of Angus heifers 6-8 months averaging 204kg.
Yearling and grown steers sold from 216c to 332c this week to average 285c, down 12c. Top price went to a line of Angus steers from Walcha, NSW, 17-20 months averaging 438kg. Yearling and grown heifers sold from 97c to 300c to average 228c, down 30c. Top price went to a line of Drayton Park blood Red Angus heifers 13-14 months averaging 387kg.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold this week, by weight range:
Steers less than 250kg sold from 224-336c to average 289c; while heifers sold from 97c to 275c to average 221c
Steers 250-300kg sold from 216-342c to average 288c; while heifers sold from 182c to 231c to average 209c
Steers 300-350kg sold from 246-334c to average 298c; while heifers sold from 214c to 261c to average 241c
Steers 350+ kg sold from 319-332c to average 325c; while heifers sold for 300c
8 to 9 month old 302kg, Angus steers from WOODSTOCK, NSW sold for 334c/$1010
17 to 20 month old, 438kg, Angus steers from WALCHA, NSW sold for 333c/$1456
8 to 9 month old, 332kg, Angus steers from BINDA, NSW sold for 327c/$1085
5.5 to 8.5 month old, 154kg, Brangus steers from AUGATHELLA, QLD sold for 311c/$480
6 to 8 month old, 301kg, Brangus/Angus/Brangus x steers from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 273c/$820
12 to 15 month old, 294kg, Droughtmaster/Senepol Cross steers from GIN GIN, QLD sold for 271c/$795
7 to 8 month old, 210kg, Angus steers from DRUMBORG, VIC sold for 336c/$705
14 to 15 month old, 349kg, Poll Hereford/Angus steers from WANGARATTA, VIC sold for 293c/$1020
6 to 7 month old, 283kg, Angus steers from BIRREGURRA, VIC sold for 314c/$890
13 to 14 month old, 441kg, Red Angus steers from STRATHALBYN, SA sold for 319c/$1407
8 to 9 month old, 271kg, Poll Hereford steers from BRIDPORT, TAS sold for 343c/$930
7 to 8 month old, 230kg, Red Angus steers from CAMPBELL TOWN, TAS sold for 304c/$700
9 to 10 month old, 317kg, Poll Hereford steers from BRIDPORT, TAS sold for 300c/$950
6 to 8 month old, 203kg, Angus heifers from ARMIDALE, NSW sold for 275c/$560
8 to 9 month old, 208kg, Angus heifers from COONABARABRAN, NSW sold for 260c/$542
6.5 to 9 month old, 312kg, Angus heifers from CARGO, NSW sold for 256c/$800
16 to 18 month old, 311kg, Angus heifers from TARA, QLD sold for 249c/$775
4 to 6 month old, 168kg, Santa Gertrudis/Simbrah heifers from MORVEN, QLD sold for 242c/$405
15 to 17 month old, 315kg, Angus/Angus/Brangus heifers from MORVEN, QLD sold for 221c/$695
14 to 15 month old, 328kg, Poll Hereford/Angus heifers from WANGARATTA, VIC sold for 262c/$860
12 to 20 month old, 307kg, Angus/Hereford heifers from YEA, VIC sold for 244c/$750
13 to 14 month old, 387kg, Red Angus heifers from STRATHALBYN, SA sold for 301c/$1163
10 to 13 month old, 338kg, Red Angus heifers from COOMBE, SA sold for 252c/$850