CATTLE numbers were steady on AuctionsPlus this week, with listings totalling 12,000 head.
In-calf female numbers remained strong, with PTIC heifers averaging $1976 and PTIC proven breeders averaged $1632.
Offerings this week out of Queensland totalled 2670 head, New South Wales 7598 head, Victoria 838 head, South Australia 298 head and Tasmania 596 head.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold this week, by weight range:
- Steers less than 250kg sold from 328c to 515c/kg averaging 429c; while heifers sold from 329-474c, averaging 407c
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 322-481c, averaging 405c; while heifers sold from 321-374c, averaging 347c
- Steers 300-350kg sold from 311-412c, averaging 354c; while heifers sold from 300-400c, averaging 343c
- Steers 350+kg sold from 339-343c, averaging 341c; while heifers sold from 280-429c, averaging 346c.
Queensland steer and heifer highlights:
- A line of 74 6-9 month old 224kg EU-eligible Santa Gertrudis x Red Poll/Hereford weaned steers from Surat which sold for 432c or $970; while their 92 heifer siblings 217kg sold for 368c or $800
- 6-10 month old 262kg Belmont Red composite steers from Blackwater, which sold for 385c or $1010
- 7-13 month old 297kg crossbred steers from Jericho, which sold for 377c or $1120
- 4-8 month old 223kg Brangus and Brangus cross steers from Proston, which sold for 428c or $955
- 9-13 month old 252kg EU-eligible Angus cross heifers from St George, which sold for 351c or $885
- 16-18 month old 340kg EU Droughtmaster and Droughtmaster cross heifers from Injune, which sold for 323c or $1098
- 9-17 month old 385kg crossbred heifers from Thallon, which sold for 280c or $1077
Part of a line of 74 6-9 month old 224kg EU-eligible Santax Red Poll/Hereford weaned steers from Surat, QLD which sold for 432c or $970 yesterday; while their 92 heifer siblings 217kg sold for 368c or $800
New South Wales steer and heifer highlights:
- 8-9 month old 232kg EU Angus steers from Tooma, which sold for 515c or $1195, while their heavier brothers 276kg sold for 481c or $1330
- A line of 50 9-11 month old 307kg EU Charolais/ Shorthorn steers from Wollomombi, which sold for 375c or $1150, while their sisters 277kg made $950
- 11-13 month old 356kg EU Hereford steers from Merriwa, which sold for 343c or $1220
- 18-19 month old 344kg EU Angus heifers from Coolatai, which sold for 389c or $1340
- 18-19 month old 386kg EU Angus heifers from Tenterfield, which sold for 429c or $1655
- 8-9 month old 168kg Angus heifers form Jindabyne, which sold for 474c or $795, while their heavier brothers 174kg made $880
- 7-8 month old 281kg Angus heifers from Culcairn, which sold for 573c or $1610
Victoria and South Australia highlights:
- 7-8 month old 244kg Angus steers from Edi, which sold for 472c or $1150
- 7-9 month old 277kg EU Angus steers from Towong Upper, which sold for 432c or $1195
- 8-9 month old 294kg Angus and Angus cross steers, from Keith, which sold for 422c or $1240
- 7-11 month old 298kg EU Hereford and Angus/Hereford steers from Hawker, which sold for 405c or $1205
- 7-8 month old 203kg EU Angus heifers from Towong, which sold for 449c or $910
- 7-11 month old 295kg EU Hereford and Angus/Hereford heifers from Hawker which sold for 374c or $1100.
Stand out future breeder lines this week came from Rennylea Pastoral Co, selling from $1610 to $2710. The top price went to a line of 7-8 month old registered Angus future breeders, weighing 249kg. This was the first time these quality females have been on offer to the open market, and they definitely caught the bidders’ attention.
PTIC female numbers this week remained strong, with PTIC heifers averaging $1976 to a top price of $2500 for a line of EU-eligible Speriby North Angus heifers 19-21 months from Tenterfield, NSW, PTIC to Angus bulls.
Young PTIC cows averaged $1548 with a top price of $2110 for a line of rising three year old Angus cows from Carinda, NSW, PTIC to Angus bulls. PTIC proven breeders averaged $1632 with a top price of $2305 for a line of 3 to 3.5 year old Angus Cows from Echunga, SA, PTIC to Angus and Simmental bulls. PTIC mixed aged lines averaged $1300, and older PTIC cows averaged $1370 with a top price of $1490.
Cow and calf numbers were steady this week. Top price from Queensland went to a line of Santa cross cows, 2-10 years from Brymaroo, which sold for $2065 with 4-8 month old Droughtmaster calves at foot, averaging 248kg. Top price from NSW went to a line of rising three year old Speriby North blood Angus cows from Deepwater which sold for $2960 with 5-12 week old Angus calves at foot, averaging 112kg. Top price from Victoria went to a line of 2-3 year old Angus cows from Hamilton which sold for $2610, with 2-8 week old Angus calves at foot. Top price from South Australia went to a line of 4-10 year old Murray Grey cows from Echunga which sold for $2600, with 3-4 month old calves at foot.
From Tasmania this week 596 head were offered over 23 lots. Stand-out lines include a line of 17-18 month old Angus heifers from Currie, PTIC to Angus bulls which sold for $1650. From the same vendor, a line of yearling Angus steers 426kg sold for 328c or $1400.
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