Large numbers of joined and PTIC females flooded onto the online market this week, making up 25% of the offering, but could not be absorbed by buyers.
PTIC first calving heifers sold from $950 to $1,200, with an average of $1,084, while grown and mixed age PTIC females sold from $880 to $1,280, with an average of $1,098.
Highlights included 3-4 year old Angus cows from Goondiwindi, QLD selling to a local buyer for $1,080; 3 year old Poll Hereford cows from Albert, NSW selling for $1,210; 3 year old Angus cows from Holbrook, NSW selling for $1,280.
A limited offering of cows with calves at foot saw prices range from $815 to $1800, with an average of $1,289. The top priced line was a mob of 3 year old unjoined Angus cows from Bordertown, SA.
Light steers under 280kgs, sold from 170c to 310c and averaged 264c, as the quality lighter end of the offering saw buyer interest. 9 to 16 month old yearling Droughtmaster steers from Jericho, QLD saw spirited selling for $855/300c.
While 8 to 9 month old weaned Angus steers from Coolah, NSW sold to $790/310c. Steers weighing 280kgs-350kgs ranged from 253c to 331c, and averaged 280c.
The top priced line weighing 292kgs, were 9 to 10 month old Angus steers from Bookham, NSW. While 298kg Barkly Composite steers from Surat, QLD sold for 257c/$775, 8 to 9 month 304kg Charolais/Composite cross steers from Bylong, NSW sold for $885/291c.
Feeder cattle continued to draw strong bidding activity, with 356kg Angus steers from Khancoban, NSW returning $1,030/289c to a VIC buyer; while 424kg Angus steers from Bordertown SA sold for $1,230/290c.
Light heifers under 280kgs this week sold from 142c to 280c, with an average of 214c. 8 to 10 month old 237kg Angus heifers from Meadow Creek, VIC sold for $600/253c and will be making the trip across the Bass Strait to a buyer in South Riana, TAS.
Seven to 9 month old Organic and EU accredited Hereford heifers from Surat, QLD sold for $565/262c.
While 9 to 10 month old Angus heifers from Ebor, NSW sold for $770/280c. 280kg to 350kg heifers sold from 162c to 277c, averaging 238c.