Cow and calf numbers were in short supply and mixed in quality with prices ranging from $640 to $1,570 and averaged $1,061, down $45 on AuctionsPlus.
The top priced offering was a small lot of 18 Angus/Hereford first calvers, aged 2 to 3 years from Tumut, NSW.
The cows have Reiland Angus calves at foot, averaging 160kgs and have been joined back to Reiland bulls.
Out of Lake Cargelligo, NSW a line of 98 Charolais cows, aged 5 years with Shorthorn calves at foot averaging 160kgs returned $1,400. The cows have been joined back to Shorthorn and Angus bulls and will be heading to greener grass in south-west Victoria.
Joined females were in short supply and well received by buyers, with strong bidding activity from restockers in SA and VIC.
PTIC heifers sold from $1,125 to $1,510 to average $1,386, up $468 on last week. This was boosted by a large offering of 140 Angus heifers from ‘McRae Pastoral’ Inverloch, VIC which were broken up into two drafts 75 tops and 65 seconds, sold over 6 lots.
The heifers are aged 22 to 23 months and have been PTIC to Yancowinna and Rennylea bulls. The tops of the offering returned $1,510, while the seconds returned $1,350.
PTIC cow prices were also significantly up on last week, averaging $1,350 and selling from $690 to $2,150.
This was lifted by an offering of 60 cows offered by Eyriewald Santa Gertrudis Stud, Winton, QLD which were sold over 6 lots.
The total offering, aged 2 to 11 years, PTIC to stud Santa bulls averaged $1,970. Out of Braidwood, NSW a line of 24 Angus cows, aged 4 years, PTIC to Hillview Angus bulls returned $855. While out of Alpha, QLD a large offering of 336 Charbray cross cows, aged 3 to 10 years, PTIC to Charbray, Droughtmaster, Limousin and Brangus bulls returned $700.