These heifers have been joined to an Angus bull and are heading to Charleston, SA. The majority of cows and calf units listed this week sold, averaged $1911 and ranged from $1360 to $2680.
The top price went to Angus cows and calves from Kelvin, NSW. The cows were bred out of Dulverton and Wattletop blood, joined to Wagyu bulls, are 5-8 years old and are on their way to Gunnedah, NSW.
Cattle listed online dropped this week, totaling 9,212 head. An average of 295 bidders logged in across our Eastern States and weaner sales, demonstrating strong interest in stock on the box.
Clearance rates dropped slightly to average 52% across the auctions, reflecting a drop in demand. Predicted warmer than average summer conditions for the south east and central parts of Australia may have swayed buyer confidence.
Our second Weaner and Yearling sale of the year saw 5200 head on the box, up 400 head from the previous sale.
Speckle park cows and calves out of Camden, NSW sold for $2480. These two year old girls are 525kg, joined to Limousin bulls and are heading to East Ballina, NSW.
Unjoined Red Angus heifers weighing 345kg from Bangor, TAS sold for $1200 or 347c/kg. These 12-14 month old heifers are of Pine Park blood, and are heading to Quoiba, TAS.
A good selection of steers were offered this week, with prices ranging from $765 to $1410. This top price went to a line of Gelbvieh/Simmental cross steers from Bagdad, TAS.
These steers are 10-12 months old, 398kg and found a buyer in Huonville, TAS. 9-10 month old Angus steers out of Penola, SA sold for $1378 or 333c/kg.
These steers are sired by Coolana and Glaetz Angus bulls, weigh 413kg, and are heading to Newton, VIC.
National Steer breakdown
Under 250kg sold from 361c/kg to 409c/kg to average 392c/kg (up 26c)
250kg to 299kg sold from 339c/kg to 370c/kg to average 351c/kg (down 25c)
300kg to 349kg sold from 305c/kg to 381c/kg to average 343c/kg (up 9c)
350kg+ sold from 277c/kg to 354c/kg to average 328c/kg (up 22c)
8 to 9 month old, 190.8kg, Hereford steers from MOLONG, NSW sold for 409c/$780
5 to 6 month old, 248.9kg, Angus steers from BORENORE, NSW sold for 404c/$1005
14 to 16 month old, 429.2kg, Angus/Simmental steers from TUMUT, NSW sold for 303c/$1297
15 to 16 month old, 416.1kg, Angus steers from TOOMA, NSW sold for 308c/$1279
12 to 15 month old, 286.5kg, Simm/Brah Cross steers from JERICHO, QLD sold for 370c/$1060
6 to 13 month old, 212kg, Composite steers from WINTON, QLD sold for 361c/$765
12 to 14 month old, 344.9kg, Angus steers from GATUM, VIC sold for 357c/$1230
13 to 14 month old, 364.4kg, Angus steers from MORTLAKE, VIC sold for 339c/$1235
9 to 10 month old, 321.7kg, Angus/Hereford steers from PENOLA, SA sold for 360c/$1158
9 to 10 month old, 320kg, Angus steers from NARACOORTE, SA sold for 352c/$1125
9 to 10 month old, 402.6kg, Angus steers from PENOLA, SA sold for 343c/$1378
9 to 10 month old, 364.3kg, Angus/Hereford steers from PENOLA, SA sold for 345c/$1254
8 to 10 month old, 244.8kg, Angus steers from OATLANDS, TAS sold for 395c/$965
9 to 10 month old, 329.3kg, Angus steers from LAUNCESTON, TAS sold for 382c/$1255
10 to 12 month old, 398.6kg, Gelbvieh/Simm Cross steers from BAGDAD, TAS sold for 354c/$1410
10 to 11 month old, 331.7kg, Angus steers from SCOTTSDALE, TAS sold for 380c/$1260