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Steer, heifer prices trend down in larger AuctionsPlus offering

Beef Central, 16/03/2018

This line of 73 station-mated Droughtmaster cows and calves from Ste George Qld 407kg at 2-4 years made $1800 on Friday. Catchy C&W background tune provide for your enjoyment

 

YOUNG steer and heifer prices trended down on AuctionsPlus this week, after a sharp rise the week before, as numbers on offer continued to swell after recent rain.

Catalogue numbers lifted by 15 percent to 10,933 head. Steer numbers again remained strong with 4202 head offered, while breeder numbers were close behind with 4156 and heifers completed the catalogue with 2893 head.

PTIC heifers averaged $1261 and sold to a top of $1375, for a line of Shorthorn cross heifers from Narrabri, NSW. These EU-accredited heifers aged 19-20 months averaging 519kg were PTIC to Shorthorn bulls.

Young breeders averaged $1513 and sold to a top of $1845 for a line of Bongongo blood Angus cows from Forbes, NSW, aged three to four years, averaging 556kg and PTIC to Angus bulls.

Proven breeders averaged $1445 and sold to a top of $1855, achieved by the same Forbes vendor for a line of five year old cows 554kg and PTIC to Angus bulls. Mix-age lines averaged $927 and sold to a top of $1100, for a line of Santa cross and crossbred cows from Alpha, QLD. These cows were 2-8 years old, 540kg and PTIC to Santa bulls.

Cow and calf numbers followed trend from last week with only 486 head offered. Highlights include a line of Pinnacle blood Angus cows & calves from Myrtleford, VIC which sold for $2975. These cows were rising three years 466kg and PTIC to Angus bulls, with 6 month old Angus calves at foot.

From Bell, QLD a line of Valorbrook and Glenachie Angus cows & calves sold for $2070. The cows were 3-5 years old 589kg, with 88kg Angus calves at foot and rejoined to Angus bulls.

Droughtmaster and Santa cows & calves from St George, QLD sold for $1800. These cows were 2-4 years old 407kg and joined to Santa and Angus bulls. The Droughtmaster and Santa calves at foot were aged 1-11 months.

PTIC heifers averaged $1261 and sold to a top of $1375, for this line of Shorthorn cross heifers from Narrabri, NSW. The EU-accredited heifers aged 19-20 months averaging 519kg were PTIC to Shorthorn bulls.

In a breakdown of young cattle sold, by weightrange:

  • Steers less than 259kg sold from 310-378c/kg to average 349c; while heifers sold from 255-344c to average 306c
  • Steers 250-300kg sold from 287-350c to average 328c; while heifers sold from 288-308c to average 298c
  • Steers 300-350kg sold from 300-330c to average 316c; while heifers sold from 268-282c to average 276c
  • Steers 350kg+ sold from 292-321c to average 303c; while heifers sold from 246-277c to average 264c.

Steer highlights

Droughtmaster steers 12-17 months, 245kg, from COOLADDI, QLD sold for 369c/$905

Angus steers 7-12 months 293kg, from ST GEORGE, QLD sold for 342c/$1,000

Hereford steers 9-11 months 315kg, from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 330c/$1,040

Angus steers 6-8 months 147kg, from CARCOAR, NSW sold for 379c/$555

Angus steers 5-7 months 175kg, from SCONE, NSW sold for 376c/$655

Angus steers 17-19 months, 438kg, from WALCHA, NSW sold for 321c/$1,406.82

Angus steers 6-9 months, 196kg, from MOUNT PLEASANT, SA sold for 311c/610

Heifer highlights:

Hereford heifers 9-11 months, 295kg, from GOONDIWINDI, QLD sold for 288c/$850

Angus heifers 7-8 months, 212kg, from MANILLA, NSW sold for 344c/$730

Limousin/Angus Cross heifers 17-18 months, 416kg, from GOOLMA, NSW sold for 278c/$1,155

Angus heifers 7-10 months, 328kg, from WAGGA WAGGA, NSW sold for 283c/$925

Angus/Angus Cross heifers 12-16 months, 341kg, from BONEGILLA, VIC sold for 269c/$915

Hereford heifers 19-20 months, 398kg, from TARWIN LOWER, VIC sold for 267c/$1,060

Angus heifers 6-9 months, 196kg, from MOUNT PLEASANT, SA sold for 255c/$500

Source: AuctionsPlus

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