AUCTIONSPLUS commercial cattle listings this week were stable at 9712 head, while clearance slipped 6 percentage points to 40pc.
Heifers mostly lost the gains of last week except the 280-330kg category, while steers also struggled in an oversupplied market.
Steers 200-280kg registered a larger offering of 1456 head and averaged 302c/kg, down 4c/kg on last week for a 62pc clearance. Prices ranged from 233-332c.
From Rolleston, QLD a line of 133 Santa steers 7-12 months averaging 226kg returned $750/head or 332c/kg and will travel to a buyer in Yarrawonga, VIC.
Steers 330-400kg registered a larger offering of 1406 head and averaged 269c/kg, down another 22c/kg or $76 from last week for a 21pc clearance. Prices ranged from 229-370c. From Jugiong, NSW 34 Angus steers 12-14 months averaging 374kg returned $1060 or 283c/kg and will travel to a buyer in Wombat, NSW.
Among larger lines offered this week, 128 Angus feeder steers in store condition 387kg at 14-20 months from Longreach, western Qld made 270c/kg or $1045.
Heifers 200-280kg registered a larger offering of 1240 head and averaged 230c/kg, up 11c/kg from last week for a 64pc clearance. Prices ranged from 169-281c.
From Boggabri, NSW 110 Angus heifers 7-10 months averaging 237kg returned $540 or 228c/kg. A further 186 of their lighter heifer sisters 278kg and 303kg made 225c/kg and 213c/kg.
Heifers 280-330kg registered a larger offering of 1160 head and averaged 259c/kg, up 33c from last week for a 34pc clearance. Prices ranged from 160-380c. From Dargo, VIC 30 Angus heifers 10-12 months averaging 300kg returned $910 or 303c/kg.
NSM heifers & calves registered a smaller offering of 265 head and averaged $1395/head – down $164 from last week for an 89pc clearance.
From Timor, NSW 51 Angus heifers 2.5 years averaging 390kg with calves at foot returned $1420/head, $420 over the reserve.
Prices as at 2pm Friday, 15 September.