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Steer, heifer prices softer on AuctionsPlus

by Beef Central, 01 December 2018

First-calvers averaged $1716 and sold to a top of $1890 this week. The top price went to this line of 55 30-month-old Angus cows with calves at foot from Binalong, NSW. The cows were re-joined to Milwillah blood Angus bulls. Another 59 of their slightly lighter sisters, 436kg, made $1870.

 

MOST steer and heifer categories trended down in price on AuctionsPlus this week.

Listing numbers across all sales fell 16 percent to 6737 head. The Weaner & Yearling sale made up the majority of the offering this week, with 4272 head being offered with an auction clearance of 55pc.

Cows and calf numbers doubled on last week for an offering of 1187 head. Despite the bigger volume, clearance stood at 36pc after the auction.

First-calvers averaged $1716 and sold to a top of $1890. This top price went to a line of 55 30-month-old Angus cows with calves at foot from Binalong, NSW. The cows were re-joined to Milwillah blood Angus bulls. Another 59 of their slightly lighter sisters, 436kg, made $1870.

Proven breeders with calves at foot averaged $1423 and sold to a top of $1600 for as line of 3.5 year old Rennylea-blood Angus cows with calves at foot and rejoined, from Bombala, NSW. Older and mixed aged cows this week averaged $1360.

Joined and PTIC female numbers totalled 589 head in this week’s sales. Joined heifers averaged $1170 and sold to a top of $1300 for two lines from Willatook, VIC. The first was a line of Angus x Friesian heifers aged 30 months averaging 561kg and PTIC to Hereford bulls. The second was a line of Hereford x Friesian heifers, 30 months averaging 592kg and PTIC to Hereford bulls.

Proven breeders averaged $1160 and sold to a top of $1310 for Renny Lea and Hillview blood Angus cows aged 4-6 years averaging 527kg from Bungendore, NSW. The cows were PTIC to Angus bulls. A mixed-age line of Poll Hereford and Hereford cows 2-10 years averaging 501kg, PTIC to Poll Hereford bulls, from Wilcannia, NSW sold for $950.

From the west, 124 head were offered, and all lots sold at auction. A line of predominantly South Devon mixed-sex yearlings estimated dressed weight 249kg sold for 510c/kg or $1270. Ten South Devon yearling bulls averaging 257kg dressed sold for 340c/kg or $875, while a line of 76 crossbred cows, 3-10 years averaging 337kg dressed sold for 380c/kg or $1281.

Tasmania also had good sale results with all lots offered sold at auction. A line of Angus cows 3-8 years averaging 545kg, joined to Angus bulls sold for $1270, while a small line of three Murray Grey cows, 2-8 years, averaging 504kg and joined to Angus bulls sold for $1160.

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

  • Steers less than 250kg sold from 273c to 345c to average 316c; while heifers sold from 244-327c to average 272c
  • Steers 250-300kg sold from 263-330c to average 308c; while heifers sold from 249-294c to average 273c
  • Steers 300-350kg sold from 275-323c to average 307c; while heifers sold from 230-299c to average 274c
  • Steers 350+kg sold for 272c; while heifers sold for 245c.

 

Steer Highlights

13 to 14 month old, 246kg, Angus steers from WILLOW TREE, NSW sold for 331c/$815

14 to 15 month old, 280kg, Angus steers from BINNAWAY, NSW sold for 324c/$910

13 to 13 month old, 333kg, Angus steers from JUNEE, NSW sold for 322c/$1074

12 to 14 month old, 279kg, Angus steers from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 307c/$855

6 to 8 month old, 239kg, Angus steers from SUTTON GRANGE, VIC sold for 346c/$825

8 to 9 month old, 284kg, Poll Hereford steers from MANSFIELD, VIC sold for 331c/$940

7 to 9 month old, 318kg, Angus steers from WILLALOOKA, SA sold for 324c/$1030

13 to 15 month old, 391kg, South Devon steers from STRATHALBYN, SA sold for 273c/$1065

Heifer Highlights

13 to 14 month old, 323kg, Angus heifers from THE ROCK, NSW sold for 299c/$965

14 to 15 month old, 258.6kg, Shorthorn heifers from CUMNOCK, NSW sold for 294c/$760

13 to 14 month old, 334.5kg, Red Angus heifers from WOODSTOCK, NSW sold for 282c/$940

14 to 23 month old, 367.5kg, Droughtmaster heifers from MOURA, QLD sold for 245c/$900

5 to 7 month old, 218.4kg, Angus heifers from SUTTON GRANGE, VIC sold for 328c/$715

8 to 9 month old, 248.3kg, Poll Hereford heifers from MANSFIELD, VIC sold for 274c/$680

8 to 9 month old, 248.3kg, Poll Hereford heifers from MANSFIELD, VIC sold for 274c/$680

8 to 10 month old, 270.6kg, Angus heifers from KEITH, SA sold for 250c/$675

 



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