PTIC cow numbers remained steady, totalling 1,226, up 26 head on last week with 70 per cent of the offering comprising females from Central and Northern NSW on AuctionsPlus.
As supply continued to outweigh demand, prices ranged from $880 to $1,250 to average $1,086, down $53.
The top price went to a line of 20 Pathfinder blood Angus cows, 6 years old and PTIC to Nampara Angus bulls, from Drik Drik, VIC.
While from Condobolin, NSW a line of 53 rising 4 year old Angus cows PTIC to an Angus bull sold for $1,220 to a buyer from Euroa, VIC. PTIC heifers were in short supply, resulting in a single line of 20 Watervalley blood Angus heifers, 20-22 months and PTIC to Angus selling for $1,030, secured by a buyer from Tasmania.
Whilst cows with calves at foot remain lower in supply, totalling 235 head, clearance across the category rose to 91%, up 28% on last week.
Averaging $1,140, prices ranged from $700 to $1,890. From Bungendore, NSW a small line of 5 Angus heifers with 5 CAF returned the top price.
These heifers are 2 years old, Te Mania & Myanga blood, with 4-5 month old calves at foot averaging 145kgs. While from Hughenden, QLD a line of 120 Brahman cross cows & 12 calves sold for $830. These cows are mixed age and joined to Droughtmaster bulls.
This week saw a single line of lighter steers under 200kgs return 313c, for a line of 30 Simmental cross weaners, 6-7 months old and weighing 154kgs from Warren, NSW.
Selling from 246c to 378c, restocker steers weighing between 200-280kgs averaged 304c, down 1c on last week.
Offered across 2 lots, 144 Poll Hereford cross steers, 9-10 months and weighing 232kgs from Triabunna, TAS sold for the top price.
Highlights saw 120 Angus steers, weighing 221kgs from Hay, NSW return 368c, with this line travelling to Naracoorte, SA and 270kg Angus steers from Goondiwindi, QLD return 300c to a buyer from Moree, NSW.
Steers weighing between 280-330kgs averaged 327c, down 2c on last week and selling from 257c to 351c. The top price was achieved by a line of 90 Angus steers, weighing 290kgs from Braidwood, NSW which are headed into Victoria. Whilst from Goondiwindi, QLD, Angus cross steers weighing 301kgs sold for 321c to a local buyer.
Feeder steers between 330-400kgs sold from 278c to 369c, averaging 326c, 1c down on last week. Weighing 354kgs, a line of 204 Angus steers from Warialda, NSW achieved the top price.
Highlights included 380kg Angus steers from Conara, TAS return 340c to a local buyer and 335kg Angus cross steers from Goondiwindi, QLD return 338c.
Heavy feeder steers weighing over 400kgs continue to see success online, this week achieving a 100% clearance across the 173 head offered.
Steers sold from 295c to 359c, to average 340c. The top price was returned by two different lines from Wangaratta, VIC for a line of 40 Angus feeders weighing 417kgs and 46 Angus feeders at 426kgs, selling to a southern feedlot.
Other highlights saw 422kg Charolais/Angus steers from Wallendbeen, NSW return 343c, 400kg Braford steers from Mundubbera, QLD return 295c and 446kg Angus steers from Conara, TAS sell for 324c.
Lighter heifers under 200kgs returned from 194c to 363c, averaging 273c, up 20c. From Triabunna, TAS a line of 54 Poll Hereford heifers, weighing 184kgs returned the top price. While from Trangie, NSW a line of 54 Angus cross heifers weighing 192kgs sold for 285c.
Heifers weighing between 280-330kgs averaged 264c, down 21c and making from 225c to 339c. The top price was again achieved by a line of Poll Hereford heifers from Triabunna, TAS which weigh 212kgs.
From Hay, NSW a line of Angus heifers weighing 212kgs returned 318c, 208kg Angus cross heifers from Toobeah, QLD returned 288c and Angus heifers weighing 275kgs from Tintaldra, VIC achieved 301c.
Feeder heifers above 330kgs sold from 260c to 326c, averaging 297c, down 20c. The top price was achieved by a line of Charolais/Angus heifers, weighing 388kgs from Wallendbeen, NSW. While from Goondiwindi, QLD a line of 330kg Angus cross heifers sold for 321c and Angus heifers at 349kgs from Lockington, VIC returned 314c to a SA buyer.