Feeder steers weighing between 330 and 400kgs sold from 317c to 459c, averaging 408c, up 30c from last week on AuctionsPlus.
The highest price was achieved by 67 weaned Angus steers, 10-11 months old, weighing 342kgs by vendors “NW & SG Grogan” from Tenterfield, NSW. In this stock category, there has been a significant amount of bidding activity from feedlots in recent weeks.
A feedlot in Northern NSW purchased a line of 100 Te Mania/Ardrossan blood Angus steers all the way from Port Fairy, VIC for 457c. The 17-18 month old steers originate from Nundle, NSW, and travelled down south to agistment last Spring which allowed them to grow out to 348kgs.
A Southern QLD feedlot paid 441c for a line of 99 Angus and Angus/Simmental steers originating from Spring Ridge, NSW. The 6-8 month old steers were sired by Kansas and Glenavon bulls and weighed 361kgs.
Steers weighing over 400kgs averaged 386c as they priced between 320c and 419c, higher than last weeks average of 379c. The top price went to 74 Angus Steers, 17-22 months, 415kgs offered by “Morgan Super Fund” from Condamine, QLD. were also purchasing steers in this category with the highlights including; 81 Angus steers, 17-18 months, 427kgs selling for 391c to a Northern NSW feedlot; 82 European British Crossbred feeder steers, 14-18 months, 425kgs purchased by a Southern QLD feedlot for 375c.
There was a slight drop in numbers for cow and calf units this week with 381 head offered, 284 less than last. The smaller offering and high demand, drove these prices up to range between $1,920 to $3,000, averaging $2,462, up a huge $787!
The top price went to 18 PTIC Angus cows and calves from Binalong, NSW. The 534kgs cows are PTIC to an Angus Bongongo bull with the 5-6 month old calves at foot weighing an average of 215kgs.
Vendors from the Northern Tablelands purchased cow & calf units for $2,830 all the way from Euroa, VIC. The 26 Angus Station Mated cows weighing 456kgs have 4-5 month old calves at foot which average 160kgs.
Another highlight is a line of Registered Stud Droughtmaster PTIC cows and calves offered by “Ambleside Droughtmasters”, Lawgi Dawes, QLD. The cows are 3 to 8 years, weigh 464kgs and are PTIC to a Registered Droughtmaster bull with 3-5 month old calves at foot, weighing 160kgs.
PTIC cows also had a reduced offering with 494 head on the market, down 596 from last week. Prices remained strong to range from $1,360 to $2,250 and to average $1,906, up $341.
“Thring Pastoral Co” from Mandurama, NSW secured the highest price with 44 EU accredited PTIC Angus cows. The Te Mania blood, 3-5 year old cows weigh 461kgs and were detected in their last cycle of joining to Angus bulls. Out of Myrtleford, VIC there were 587kgs Angus cows due to calve in early August which sold for $2,200.
Aged 5.5-6.5 years, the 44 EU accredited purebred Angus cows will remain in VIC, travelling to Corryong. Other highlights included; a line of 32 PTIC Poll Hereford/Hereford cows from Naradhan, NSW selling for $2,060. The 4-5 year old cows weigh 621 kgs and are 3 to 7 months pregnant to a Hereford bull.
Numbers of PTIC heifers remained steady on last with 505 head offered, down 23 from last week. Keeping with the upward trend of prices, PTIC heifers sold from $1,290 to $2,460 and averaged $1,797, up $37 from last week.
The top price was achieved by 28 EU accredited, 17-18 month old, Angus heifers, weighing 474kgs. The heifers were offered by “Balmoral Park Angus” from Ghin Ghin, VIC are PTIC to Te Mania & Rennylea Angus sires. Other highlights included; 26 EU accredited Angus cows, 22-23 months, 507kgs and are PTIC to Landfall Angus bulls, selling for $2,350 from Boorhaman, VIC; 22 Angus cows, 20-22 months, 545kgs, selling for $2,030 from Inman Valley, SA.
Light steers weighing under 200kgs sold from 411c to 604c, averaging 483c, up 15c from last. The top price went to 40 Poll Hereford weaned steers, offered by “Wooling Pastoral Co” from Narrawa, NSW.
Of Bowen and Wirruna blood, the 6-7 month old steers weigh 150kgs. From Bombala, NSW, 100 Hazeldean blood Angus steers, 4-5 months old and weighing 169kgs sold for 576c. 83 weaned Charbray/Brahman cross steers, 5 to 12 months, weighing 176kgs from Tambo, QLD made 468c.
Steers in the 200-280kgs category sold for 337c to 539c, averaging 65c higher than last week to 480c. A line of 37 Angus steers sold by “AH & NA Evans” from Coonabarabran, NSW took out the top spot.
With genetics from Karoo & Te Mania bloodlines, the 5-6 month old steers weigh 203kgs. Other highlights included; 77 Angus steers, 6-7 months, 220kgs selling for 520c from Boorowa, NSW; 33 Angus steers, 7-8 months, 222kgs selling for 516c from Deepwater NSW; and 75 Droughtmaster steers, 13-16 months, 256kgs selling for 514c/kg from Kalbar, QLD.
Steers weighing 280 to 330kgs sold from 350c to 496c to average 432c, 53c higher than last week. The top price went to 80 weaned Angus steers, 6-7 months old, 298kgs offered by “Top Walga Pastoral Co” from Warrumbungle, NSW.
Angus steers dominated the top prices in this weight category with other highlights including; 64 Angus steers, 17-18 months, 291kgs selling for 454c from Port Fairy, VIC; from the same vendor 59 Angus/Wagyu steers, 17-18 months, 324kgs selling for 442c; however, there were 78 Angus/Simmental X steers, 6-8 months, 291kgs, selling for 440c from Spring Ridge, NSW.