First calf heifers make $1962 on AuctionsPlus

AuctionsPlus-Dec-11Eastern States sales on AuctionsPlus saw first calvers averaged $1,962 and sell to a top of $2,410.

This top price went to a line of Crawford & Bongongo blood Angus Cows from Yass, NSW.

These cows are 27 to 28 months old, weigh 486kg and have been rejoined back to Crawford Angus bulls.

After the rainfall over the past week, cattle numbers increased by 2,647 head for a total listing of 13,152 head.

Considering the increased numbers, clearance remained steady at 53% and prices moved around a bit over the steer and heifer weight ranges.

Numbers were also supplemented by the 26th Annual IRA Pemberton Weaner and Breeder Sale, which listed 1,501 head.
The IRA weaner and breeder sale is the annual sale of independent agent and assessor Colin Thexton from Pemberton, WA.

With 40 registered users and 41 guests logging into the sale, this real showcase of what a single man band can do with the right skills and tools at hand.
Vealers averaged $1,111 and topped at $1,276
Weaners averaged $1,031 and topped at $1,260
Heifers averaged $2,235 and topped at $2,425
Cows averaged $1,395 and topped at $1,499

Eastern States this week saw first calvers averaged $1,962 and sold to a top of $2,410.

This top price went to a line of Crawford & Bongongo blood Angus Cows from Yass, NSW. These cows are 27 to 28 months old, weigh 486kg and have been rejoined back to Crawford Angus bulls.

The Angus calves at foot are 2 to 3 months old and weigh 140kg.  Young cows and calves averaged $2,218 and sold to a top of $2,450.

This top price went to a line of Te Mania Angus cows and calves from Tooma, NSW. These cows are 3 to 3.5 years old, weigh 492kg and have been rejoined to Te Mania Angus bulls.

The Angus calves at foot are 5 to 12 weeks old and weigh 101kg. Proven breeders averaged $1,868 and sold to a top of $2,530.

This top price went to a line of Te Mania blood Angus cows and calves from Mansfield, VIC. These cows are 3 to 5 years old, weigh 555kg and have been joined back to Te Mania Angus bulls. The Angus calves at foot are 12 to 20 weeks old and weigh 146kg.
Other cow and calf highlights include a line of Santa Gertrudis/ Hereford cows and calves from Glencoe, NSW which sold for $2,150. These cows are 2 to 6 years old, weigh 509kg and have been rejoined back to an Angus bull. The Angus calves at foot are 4 to 12 weeks old.

Another stand out line is a line of 10 to 15 year old Murray Grey cows and calved from Wellington, NSW which sold for $1,815. These old girls are by Woodbourne and Waroona blood and weigh 597kg and have been rejoined to Murray Grey bulls. The calves at foot are 2 to 4 months old and weigh 158kg.
PTIC heifers averaged $1,594 with a top price of $2,300. Young PTIC cows averaged $1,816 and sold to a top price of $2,350.

Proven breeders averaged $1,463 and sold to a top of $2060. All 3 top prices went to A/c Tonga Station, Mansfield, VIC.

Tonga Station are a Team Te Mania member and have been using the Te Mania bulls since 2000. Heifers are 27 to 28 months old and weigh 583kg. Young cows are 4 years old and weigh 704kg. Proven breeders are 5 years old and weigh 724kg.

Another highlight includes a line of Angus/ Hereford cows from Omeo, VIC which sold for $1,700. The cows are 3 to 5 years old, weighing 566kg and have been PTIC to Angus bulls.

National Steer breakdown
Under 250kg sold from 246c/kg to 460c/kg to average 366c/kg (down 29c)
250kg to 299kg sold from 328c/kg to 439c/kg to average 376c/kg (up 5c)
300kg to 349kg sold from 297c/kg to 376c/kg to average 334c/kg (down 16c)
350kg+ sold from 284c/kg to 345c/kg to average 306c/kg (up 5c)

Steer Highlights
12 to 16 month old, 304kg, Angus/Hereford steers from GLOUCESTER, NSW sold for 366c/$1110
8 to 10 month old, 222.1kg, Poll Hereford steers from YASS, NSW sold for 363c/$805
12 to 18 month old, 457.7kg, Angus/Angus/Santa steers from TENTERFIELD, NSW sold for 307c/$1405
14 to 17 month old, 420.3kg, Angus steers from THE ROCK, NSW sold for 306c/$1281.92
5 to 9 month old, 194.8kg, Droughtmaster steers from ATHOL, QLD sold for 427c/$830
9 to 11 month old, 213.9kg, Angus/Brahman Cross steers from MUNDUBBERA, QLD sold for 405c/$865
9 to 12 month old, 345.7kg, Santa Gertrudis steers from ST GEORGE, QLD sold for 335c/$1155
7 to 8 month old, 200.2kg, Angus steers from OMEO, VIC sold for 460c/$920
16 to 17 month old, 460.5kg, Angus steers from LOY YANG, VIC sold for 291c/$1340
9 to 10 month old, 328.1kg, Angus steers from NORTH WANGARATTA, VIC sold for 377c/$1235
7 to 8 month old, 227.8kg, Friesian steers from BREAM CREEK, TAS sold for 246c/$560

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