Joined females were in demand, seeing a considerable price increase from the previous week on AuctionsPlus.
Yearling and grown steers were up by 32c to average 290c, whilst yearling and grown heifers fell by 22c to average 215c.
The Riverina was the most active region, purchasing a total of 1,219 head, which is a result of some consistent rain throughout 2019 giving producers in the area some much needed confidence.
Feeder steers again attracted feedlot competition and recorded strong prices; from Swanpool, VIC a line of 29 Angus feeders weighing 400kgs and aged 13 – 14 months returned 350c; from Muswellbrook, NSW a line of 85 Angus feeders aged 15 – 17 months and weighing 388kgs returned 331c.
Young PTIC females jumped by $315 to average $1,367 selling from $1,150 to $1,620. The top price was achieved by 44 Angus heifers from Yea, VIC.
These heifers are 21 – 22 months of age, 498kgs, and are joined to Barwidgee bulls. Grown and mixed age PTIC females sold from $760 to $1,270, with an average of $1,028, firm on last week.
The top price was returned by a line of 21 PTIC cows from Binalong, NSW. These Milwillah and Hazeldean blood Angus cows are 5 – 7 years of age, 542kgs, joined to Angus bulls and will travel to Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Cows and calves sold from $900 to $1,880 to average $1,376, a decrease of $20 from last week. The top price was returned by a line of 16 station mated cows and calves from Cowra, NSW.
These Angus cows are 4 – 6-years old and weigh 582kgs. The calves at foot are sired by Angus bulls, are 3 -4 months of age and averaged 155kgs.
Light steers under 200kgs sold from 229c to 331c and averaged 280c. Highlights include; 26 Angus weaned steers weighing 196kgs, aged 8 – 9 months from Cooma, NSW returning the top price; Droughtmaster steers aged 5 – 7-months and weighing 199kgs from Texas, QLD returned 229c.
Steers weighing 200 – 280kgs sold from 233c to 348c and averaged 298c, up 10c from last week. Highlights include; 118 Angus weaned steers aged 8 – 10 months from Tatong, VIC which sold for the top price; Angus steers aged 8 – 10 months and 208kgs from Toobeah, QLD selling for 315c; Angus steers aged 9 – 10 months and 250kgs from Crookwell, NSW selling for 341c; Angus weaned steers aged 9 – 10 months and 272kgs from Willalooka, SA selling for 321c.
Steers weighing above 280kgs sold from 239c to 351c and averaged 322c.
Highlights include; Angus steers aged 8 – 10 months of age from Walwa, VIC sold for the top price; Angus steers aged 9 – 11 months from Walcha, NSW sold for 345c.
Light heifers weighing under 280kgs sold from 154c to 281c to average 233c, up 2c on last week. Highlights include; Charolais/Brahman cross heifers weighing 196kgs, 9 – 10 months of age from Tooma, NSW returned the top price; from Springton, SA, 46 Angus weaned heifers weighing 235kgs, aged 6 – 11 months returned the states top price of 277c; 16 Angus unweaned heifers weighing 247kgs and aged 7 – 9 months from Moriac, VIC returned 253c.
Heifers weighing above 280kgs sold from 191c to 267c and averaged 237c. Highlights include; Kennys Creek blood heifers weighing 295kgs and aged 9 – 11 months returned the top price; 29 Charolais/Hereford cross feeder heifers weighing 353kgs and aged 12 – 21 months from Biloela, QLD returned 242c.