Cow and calf units sold to an average price of $1,835, with a top of $2,510 on AuctionsPlus last week.
The top price went to two lots of quality Angus cows and calves from Taralga, NSW.
Small offerings were on trend and cleared well last week, with over 900 head offered across lot sizes of 20 or less, covering a vast majority of breeds and stock categories; some interesting food for thought.
The sale represented to prospective purchasers pure Hazeldean genetics. Joined females sold for an average of $1,527, ranging broadly from $980 to $2,020.
A good line of Santa and Santa cross cows, PTIC to good quality Fairfield Charolais bulls showed good value buying for $1,310. The 7 – 13 year old matrons will be staying in the Moree district in NSW.
An update from the cousins down south. Some good action out of Tasmania this week.
Cattle offered were in high demand, resulting in an 85% clearance and some strong bidding activity.
A top price of $2,300 went to a line of 586 kg Red Angus cows & calves from Ulverstone. The calves are sired by a Simmental bull, are 4-5 months old and are heading to Forest, TAS.
A line of 450kg shorthorn steers from Sorell sold for $1,350 and are heading to Smithton, TAS.
National Steer breakdown
Under 250kg sold from 327c/kg to 375c/kg to average 393c/kg (down 44c)
250kg to 299kg sold from 302c/kg to 350c/kg to average 350c/kg (down 16c)
300kg to 349kg sold from 318c/kg to 351c/kg to average 340c/kg (down 2c)
350 kg + sold from 299c/kg to 351c/kg to average 320c/kg (up 3c)
National Heifer breakdown
Under 250kg sold from 306c/kg to 342c/kg to average 328c/kg (down 9c)
250kg to 299kg sold from 299c/kg to 368c/kg to average 325c/kg (up 5c)
300kg to 349kg sold from 279c/kg to 327c/kg to average 310c/kg (down 6c)
350 kg + sold from 269c/kg to 322c/kg to average 297c/kg (down 20c)