By Simon McKittrick, Logical Livestock & Property
The much needed follow up rain for crops and pasture seems to have eluded most of us, with the official start of winter and a few frosts under our belt things have tightened up again and dried off.
The cold change we are currently experiencing has well and truly let us know winter is here with snow falling across the south, central and north of the state.
Markets have in the most part been reasonably buoyant, however the last week or so has seen gaps starting to appear.
Feeder and slaughter rates have been in demand, albeit a drop in some rates only this week.
Please call us if you are looking to step back into the market or are looking to sell. There are opportunities to buy at reasonable rates, marketing on the other hand requires a bit of planning at the moment to secure the best options available.
Large numbers of PTIC females continue to hit the market with heifers averaging $1,170 per hd in last weeks sale, while mixed age cows made from $950 to $1,550 to av $1,311. Cows and calves averaged at $1,157.
Under 200 kg sold from 273c to 300c to av 287c/kg
200-280kg sold from 245c to 348c to av 298c/kg
280-330kg sold from 262c to 336c to av 297c/kg
400kg+ sold at 378c/kg
Under 200kg sold at 233c/kg
200-280kg sold from 192c to 296c
280-330kg sold from 216c to 248c to av 232c/kg
330-400kg sold from 207c to 235c to av 331c/kg
Next AuctionsPlus sales dates;
Weaner & Yearling Sale – Friday 14th June 2019
Eastern States Sales – Friday 14thJune 2019