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Sharp drop in supply sees lift in AuctionsPlus clearances

Beef Central, 21/09/2019

Three lines of Angus cows and calves totalling 110 head from Molong, NSW included younger three-year-old cows selling for $1210 and these older cows to six years which sold for $1600 and $1630 respectively.

CATTLE offerings dropped by 39 percent on AuctionsPlus this week, representing a decline of 4700, to 7300 head. The sharp adjustment in supply saw a significant rise in clearance, with most categories selling to 70 percent or greater.

Weaner heifers saw the highest demand with a 78pc clearance and a rise of 24c/kg, while steers less than 200kg were up 42c/kg. Prices for steers 200-280kg were up 20c/kg on average on last week. Southern Queensland was active this week, both in terms of head purchased and head listed.

https://www.nh-foods.com.au/Demand for cows and calves was stronger, achieving a 70pc clearance for the 1200 head offered. Prices ranged from $640 to $1640 and averaged $1111. NSW had the majority of listings again and achieved 100pc clearance.

Top price was achieved by a line of 53 Angus cows and calves offered by Bald Blair Pastoral, Guyra, NSW. The Angus cows were 3-5 years old, EU accredited and had 2-10 week old calves at foot.

Other highlights include a line of 4-5 year old Angus x Limousin cows with calves sold for $1320 from Tamworth and are heading to a buyer in Northern Victoria. Three lines of Angus cows and calves from Molong, NSW included younger three-year-old cows selling for $1210 and the older portion to six years for $1600 and $1630 respectively.

In the west, the WA cattle sale produced a 100pc clearance, with yearling Angus steers 14-17 months averaging 314kg from Balingup selling for $1000. From Northcliffe, 20 Angus x Friesian trade steers 593kg at 30 months made 480c/kg dressed.

Light steers under 200kg this week averaged 264c, up 42c on last week. A line of 8-10 month old Angus steers, 193kg, from Inverell, NSW returned the top price of 296c.

Prices for steers 200-280kg were also up on last week, averaging 299c, a jump of 20c. The top price of 338c went to a line of 35 Angus yearling steers, A/c ‘Meringa’ from Willaura, VIC weighing 221kgs. Another highlight included a line of 182, 9-10 month old Angus X steers, A/c ‘Culgoa Beef’, from Dirranbandi, QLD which sold for 312c. While from Glen Innes, NSW a line of 63 Angus steers, weighing 284kgs and 12-14 months old sold for 309c.

Heavier steers 280-330kg averaged 296c and ranged from 146c to 337c. Top price went to a line of 12-13 month old Angus steers from Coolac, NSW. The steers averaged 324kg and carried Bongongo and Rennlyea Angus blood.

Another highlight was a small line of Santa cross steers from Ross, TAS. The steers were 12-13 months old, averaging 315kg and returned 320c.

Heavy steers above 330kg averaged 288c this week, ranging from 265c to 316c. Top price was for a line of 12-13 month old Poll Hereford cross steers from Ross, TAS. Another highlight includes 64 Hereford feeder steers from Yeoval, NSW, 11-13 months old averaging 371kg, making 309c/kg.

In heifer listings, light heifers less than 200kg averaged 214c, up 24c on last week, and ranged from 166c to 242c. Top price went to a line of 11-12 month old Angus heifers averaging 196kg from Armidale, NSW. Another 34 weaned heifers from Inverell, NSW, 8-10 months averaging 188kg sold for 231c.

Heifers 200-280kg also increased this week, averaging 246c, up 20c, and ranging from 184c to 288c.

Top price went to 45 Angus heifers from The Rock, NSW, 11-12 months averaging 260kg.

Heifers 280-330kg averaged 286c and ranged from 273c to 306c. Top price went to a line of 12-13 month old Hereford cross heifers, 325kg, from Ross, Tas. Another highlight was 12-13 month old Poll Hereford x Angus heifers from Nabowla, Tas. The heifers averaged 325kg and sold for 298c.

Heavier heifers 330-400kg averaged 279c and ranged from 260c to 291c. Top price went to a line of 11-13 month old Angus heifers averaging 367kg from Captains Flat, NSW.

In a breakdown of young cattle sold this week, by weight range:

Less than 200kg: Steers sold from 219-296c to average 264c, while heifers sold from 166-242c to average 214c

200-280kg: Steers sold from 220-338c to average 299c, while heifers sold from 184-288c to average 246c

280-330kg: Steers sold from 146-337c to average 296c, while heifers sold from 273-306c to average 286c

330-400kg: Steers sold from 265-316c to average 288c, while heifers sold from 260-291c to average 279c

400+kg: Heifers sold for 268c

 

Steer Highlights

12 to 13 month old, 324kg, Angus steers from COOLAC, NSW sold for 338c/$1,095

12 to 14 month old, 272kg, Angus steers from GLEN INNES, NSW sold for 310c/$845

11 to 13 month old, 371kg, Hereford steers from YEOVAL, NSW sold for 309c/$1,145

9 to 10 month old, 256kg, Angus steers from DIRRANBANDI, QLD sold for 313c/$801

12 to 14 month old, 256kg, Angus steers from DURONG, QLD sold for 306c/$785

15 to 21 month old, 380kg, Droughtmaster/Charolais steers from CAMBOON, QLD sold for 270c/$1,025

12 to 14 month old, 221kg, Angus steers from WILLAURA, VIC sold for 339c/$750

13 to 14 month old, 322kg, Angus steers from STONYFORD, VIC sold for 312c/$1,005

12 to 13 month old, 308.5kg, Santa Gertrudis/Poll Shorthorn X steers from ROSS, TAS sold for 321c/$990

12 to 13 month old, 312kg, Angus steers from BISHOPSBOURNE, TAS sold for 317c/$990

14 to 17 month old, 314kg, Angus steers from BALINGUP, WA sold for 319c/$1,000

27 to 31 month old, 593kg, Angus/Friesian steers from NORTHCLIFFE, WA sold for 263c/$1,557

Heifer Highlights

11 to 13 month old, 367kg, Angus heifers from CAPTAINS FLAT, NSW sold for 292c/$1,070

11 to 13 month old, 324kg, Angus heifers from WAGGA WAGGA, NSW sold for 287c/$930

15 to 16 month old, 434kg, Angus heifers from COONAMBLE, NSW sold for 269c/$1,165

14 to 16 month old, 381kg, Hereford heifers from YEOVAL, NSW sold for 281c/$1,070

9 to 10 month old, 237.9kg, Angus heifers from DIRRANBANDI, QLD sold for 252c/$597

9 to 13 month old, 233.2kg, Angus heifers from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 245c/$570

12 to 14 month old, 261kg, Angus heifers from WILLAURA, VIC sold for 264c/$690

12 to 14 month old, 261kg, Angus heifers from WILLAURA, VIC sold for 264c/$690

12 to 13 month old, 316kg, Poll HerefordPoll Shorthorn heifers from ROSS, TAS sold for 307c/$970

12 to 13 month old, 314kg, Santa Gertrudis/Poll Shorthorn heifers from ROSS, TAS sold for 305c/$960

12 to 13 month old, 325kg, Poll Hereford/Angus heifers from NABOWLA, TAS sold for 299c/$970.

Source: AuctionsPlus

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