CATTLE numbers offered on AuctionsPlus surged again last week, reaching 11,845 head, enhanced further by an interfaced physical store sale in Victoria’s Gippsland conducted by Sale’s Greenwood Livestock.
Last week’s offering saw half the catalogue made up of unjoined heifers and steers.
Highlight sales among young cattle offered on Friday included a line of 114 Kennys Creek and Bannaby blood 205kg Angus steers 10-12 months from Goulburn NSW, selling for 511c or $1045 per head, while their heavier siblings, 255kg, made $1155.
Out of Derrinallam VIC, a line of 10-13 month old 252kg Angus steers from sold for 453c or $1145, while further north, a line of 11-13 month old Raff and Eaglehawk blood 185kg Angus heifers from Goondiwindi QLD sold for 426c or $790. Angus heifers 294kg from Delungra NSW sold for 411c or $1206.
From Wandoan, QLD, a line of 357kg Charloais/Red Brangus cross heifers sold for 362c or $1293.
In a breakdown of young cattle sold, by weight range:
- Steers weighing under 250kg sold from 363c to 511c, averaging of 426c, up 14c; while heifers in the same weightrange sold from 347c to 426c, with an average of 380c
- Steers 250-300kg sold from 382c to 453c, average 416c, up 9c; while heifers sold from 349c to 411c, with an average of 390c, up 16c
- Steers 300-350kg sold from 338c to 420c, average 390c, up 21c; while heifers sold from 358c to 388c, average 373c, up 12c
- Steers above 350kg sold from 351c to 393c, average 371c, easing 11c; while heifers in the heaviest weightrange sold from 346c to 362c, average 353c, easing 25c.
A large offering of joined and PTIC females were topped by Long Plains blood 20-22 month old Santa first-calvers from Bears Lagoon, VIC. This mob, averaging 509kg, were PTIC to Santa bulls, and sold for $2170.
Vendors, the White family, have been breeding some of the best Central Victorian Santa cattle for 40 years.
A line of 20-22 month old Booroomooka blood 460kg Angus first-calvers from Bingara NSW, PTIC to Booroomooka blood bulls, sold for $1850.
Cows with calves at foot were topped by 537kg four-year-old Charolais cross cows, with Ashwood Park Charolais calves at foot, and joined to Banquet Angus bulls. These cows were from Benalla VIC, and made $2800.
Gippsland interfaced store sale
This week also saw AuctionsPlus in a first for the Sale saleyards in Victoria’s Gippsland, interfacing a Greenwood Livestock Spring feature sale.
With a total of 914 offered simultaneously on AuctionsPlus and in the yards, re-stockers fought it out for a great line up of young cattle. Some excellent lines of younger Angus and Hereford cattle will hit the pastures in southern Gippsland after local and further afield buyers sought the well-bred cattle for finishing.
With just over 1900 catalogue downloads in the week leading up to the sale and more than 100 catalogue views in the final hour leading up to the sale, the exposure of the stock was unparalleled.
Among the highlights, heavy Angus feeder steers, 439kg, sold for 382c/kg, while medium weight Angus feeder steers 388kg sold for 417c/kg.
A line of Hereford steers from St Katherine’s, Darriman weighing 322kg sold for 432c/kg, while Shorthorn steers account Hopfield weighing 347kg sold for 429c/kg.
The best heifers made close to the $4 mark, with 15 Angus heifers 264kg making 360c/kg and a pen of 22 Angus heifers weighing 193kg selling for 398c/kg.