NUMBERS listed and clearance rates declined on AuctionsPlus this week, with the catalogue of 10,526 head down 9pc on the week before, producing a sale clearance rate of 62 percent.
That clearance rate may rise, however as AuctionsPlus reported lots of post-sale negotiations taking place.
A stand-out line of 5-6-year-old cows and calves from Reme Skerl, near Kangaloon on the NSW Southern Tablelands made $2940 yesterday. These Onslow blood cows are unjoined and are ready to join to the bull of choice, along with sappy 146kg Pine Creek Angus calves at foot.
A line of seven-year-old Hazeldean Angus cows and calves from Jenty Park, Book Book, NSW made $2540. These cows had solid 141kg calves at foot sired by Ireland Angus bulls with the cows back in calf to Ireland bulls.
PTIC females were in strong supply, with the top line of Wattletop Angus blood heifers hailing from Banged Tails, Inverell, NSW making $2380. These rising two-year-olds were PTIC to Doorkey Wagyu bulls.
PTIC cows sold to $2120 for a line of 4-6-year-old of Angus cows PTIC to Onslow Angus bulls from Emu Creek Partnership, Tarana, NSW.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold, by weight range:
- Steers less than 250kg sold from 424c to 459c, averaging 435c/kg; while heifers sold from 337-627c, averaging 415c
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 361-463c, averaging 417c; while heifers sold from 336-597c, averaging 420c
- Steers 300-350kg sold from 349-426c, averaging 393c; while heifers sold from 294-551c, averaging 380c
- Steers 350-400kg sold from 324-363c, averaging 347c; while heifers sold from 323-375c, averaging 353c
- Steers 400-450kg sold from 351-352c, averaging 351.9c, while heifers made 358c
- Steers 450kg+ sold from 368-371c, averaging 370c.
Large numbers hailed from Queensland this week with several lines of steers all making more than 400c/kg.
The top line from QLD was a line of 71 6-9-month-old Droughtmaster cross steers from Moura averaging 256kg, that made 433c/kg or $1120.
Another top line of Sangus/Charbray steers 7-11-months weighing 246kg from Pat Gleeson, Crows Nest, QLD made 425c or $1045.
Sam White’s Bald Blair Angus had several lines of commercial females offered in this week’s Eastern States Sale. The top price for heifers less than 250kg was a line from Bald Blair, 8-10-months-old averaging 244kg, that made 627c or $1530.
Speckle Park/Angus F1 weaned heifers made top dollar with vendor Anne Knoblanche, Cudal, NSW having several small lots listed. The 11-12 month olds averaging 301kg made 564.4c, or $1700.
A line of Wagyu/Angus mixed sex weaners 9-14 months of age averaging 223kg from Moss Vale, NSW made 520.8c or $1160.
Wagyu cows 3-4 years and PTIC back to Fullblood Wagyu bulls from Westvale Wagyu Deepwater, NSW made an impressive $3100. An outstanding five-year-old registered Fullblood Wagyu cow made $19,250 in this week’s Eastern States sale. This single cow offered by Trent Bridge Partnership, Guyra, NSW was PTIC to a Trent Bridge Wagyu bull.
The Dangerfield Santa Infused Advantage Sale held this week was an online-only sale, with 702 head offered over 9 lots consisting of steers and heifers. The sale had a 100pc clearance rate with 22 registered bidders and 15 guest viewers. The top priced line of weaner steers weighed 260kg and made 429c/kg or $1115. Feeder steers weighing 466kg made 327c/kg or $1524. A line of unjoined heifers weighing 370kg made 325c or $1203.
This week AuctionsPlus interfaced the Wattletop Angus Female Herd Dispersal – Stage 1. The catalogue had almost 3000 views with 134 registered bidders logging-in, with another 189 guests.
AuctionsPlus had bidding activity on 255 lots out of the 259 lots offered on sale day, and successfully purchased 36 lots. Click here to view Beef Central’s earlier report.
The Speriby North Angus Bull Sale was also interfaced via AuctionsPlus this week offering 80 Angus bulls. This sale had almost 2000 catalogue views online along with 20 registered bidders logging in. AuctionsPlus successfully bid on 26 individual lots.