WITH only a short week and a lot of stakeholders still in holiday as January 2017 gets moving, there was only a small listing of 1775 head for the Friday’s first AuctionsPlus sale for the year.
Solid prices were recorded across the eastern states.
Young PTIC females were well represented, with joined females less than two years averaging $1950. A top price of $2240 was paid for a line of 20-22 month old Angus and Friesian heifers hailing from Inman Valley, SA, PTIC to Pathfinder blood bulls.
Another standout offering of joined females was a line of second and third calvers from Penola, SA which made $2380. The EU Angus cows are based on Nampara and Granite Ridge bloodlines and were PTIC to Angus bulls.
Cow and calf numbers were low, but prices were still firm. Top price for cow and calf units this week at $2450 was achieved twice by the same vendor from Greta, VIC. They included a line of 4-5 year old Poll Hereford cows with 162kg average calves at foot sired by Jade Park Angus bulls. The second line were Angus and Angus cross cows 4-6 years with sappy Angus calves at foot and re-joined back to Angus bulls.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold on Friday, by weightrange:
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 398c to 413c/kg, with an average of 406c; while heifers under 300kg made 370c
- Steers 300-350kg sold from 350-426c, averaging 395c; while heifers sold from 330-387c, averaging 361c
- Steers 350-400kg sold from 361-397c, averaging 376c; while heifers over 350kg made 347c
- Steers 400kg + sold from 330-379c, averaging 361c.
Large steer numbers were found in Victoria this week, with heavy weights drawing strong feeder and processor competition on several lots. South Australia also had several lines of steers with the top price hailing from Mount Gambier, SA for a line of 8-10 month old Simmental cross steers weighing 318kg live. These steers made 426c/kg or $1355 per head.
Heifer numbers were not as strong as steer numbers this week. The top line of 300kg heifers hailed from Lady Smith in the Riverina, NSW. The 11-12 month old Angus and Angus cross heifers, by Te Mania blood bulls, made 387c/kg or $1165.
Coming up on AuctionsPlus:
Elders & Landmark Annual Feature Weaner Calf Sale – Angus & Angus cross steers (Hamilton, VIC) – 2129 head, interfaced on AuctionsPlus, at Noon, Sydney time on 10 January. Click here to access catalogue.
Elders & Landmark Annual Feature Weaner Calf Sale – Hereford cross and Euro steers (Hamilton, VIC) – 1139 head, interfaced on AuctionsPlus, at Noon, Sydney time on 12 January. Click here to access catalogue.
Elders & Landmark Annual Feature Weaner Calf Sale – All breeds heifers (Hamilton, VIC) – 1048 head, interfaced on AuctionsPlus, at Noon, Sydney time on 19 January. Click here to access catalogue.