Cow and calf listings were down this week to total 428 head offered, selling from $1,380 to $1,700 and averaging $1,498 up $76 on last week on AuctionsPlus.
The top price was achieved by a line of 20 x 20 Hazeldean blood Angus cows and calves offered A/c ‘J & C Buckley’ of Adaminaby, NSW.
Weighing 536kgs and 3.7-5.7 years old, these cows and their March/April drop calves will travel to Holbrook, NSW
Cattle listings have been experiencing an upward trend for the last 3 weeks, totalling 12,914 head offered online this week which is up 2,925 on last.
Total number of head purchased has remained steady, although not matching the growth in listings, resulting in a dip in clearance to 44% across all AuctionsPlus commercial cattle sales.
Online buying trends followed suit with the EYCI seeing the first week of downturn in a month. Growers are now looking at a cold and dry winter after less than anticipated autumn rainfalls and early frosts in key growing regions affecting buyer interest.
Angus cattle marketed well again this week, achieving top prices in most stock categories.
Joined cow listings totalled 1,913 head and sold from $625 to $1,410 to average $989, down $23 on last week.
The top price was achieved by a line of 39 Angus PTIC cows offered A/c ‘AW Ranken & Co’ of Goulburn, NSW. These cows are 521kgs, rising 3 to 4 years old and will travel to Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Joined heifer offerings totalled 802 head and sold from $900 to $1,260 and averaged $1,047, up $18 on last week.
Top price was achieved by 45 Angus heifers PTIC to Goshu and Wagyu blood bulls offered A/c ‘Yabtree West Pty Ltd’ of Wagga Wagga, NSW. Weighing 407kgs and 20-32 months old, these heifers will stay in Wagga Wagga.
Weaner steer offerings totalled 4,496 head & sold from 203c to 334c averaging 301c. The top price was achieved by a line of 36 Booroomooka & Trio blood Angus steers offered A/c ‘The Parry Trust’ of Willow Tree, NSW.
Weighing 306kgs, these steers are 8-9 months old and will travel to Bandon Grove, NSW.
Weaner heifer offerings totalled 2,552 head and sold from 200c to 270c to average 247c.
The top price was achieved by 18 Limousin/Angus heifers offered A/c ‘Poltalloch Plains Pastoral’ of Ashville, SA. These heifers weigh 363kgs and are 15-17 months old and will travel to Burra, SA.
Yearling steer offerings totalled 1,216 head and sold from 298c to 340c to average 318c.
The top price was achieved by a line of 200 Angus feeder steers offered ‘Glen Collin Pastoral Co’ of Walcha, NSW. These steers are 17 to 20 months old, and weigh 428kgs.
A line of 38 Hereford future breeders were offered by A/c ‘WJ & DA Frizell’ of Kings Plains, NSW and returned 215c/$580.
Weighing 293kgs and are 17 to 20 months old, these heifers will travel to Narrabri, NSW. Another line of yearling heifers sold at 270c/$853, achieved by a line of 68 Angus feeder heifers offered A/c ‘Yammatree Family Trust’ of Bethungra, NSW. Weighing 316kgs aged 11-14 months these heifers will travel to Anakie, VIC.
‘Yammatree Family Trust’ had an offering of 812 head of Angus steers and heifers in the Weaner & Yearling Friday sale achieving an 84% clearance and prices reaching 327c and an average of 300c.
Similarly, ‘Mooramook Grazing’ listed 751 head of weaned Angus steers in the same sale and achieved 100% clearance, selling from 295c to 322c averaging 315c.
Feeder cattle listings are growing each week with 746 head listed, selling from 231c to 340c to average 304c.
Highlight results include, Angus feeder steers from Walcha that sold for 340c; Crossbred feeders from Goondiwindi sold for 285c; Angus feeder steers from Black Springs making 282c; Angus feeder steers from Cootamundra making 326c; Cootamundra Angus feeder heifers made 270c; Angus feeder steers from Adjungbilly made 313c.