Demand for cow and calf units drove prices skyward to average $2,335, up $423 from last week on AuctionsPlus.
A/C “SBC Farms” from Mickleham, VIC offered two lines of station mated Angus cows and calves which made $3,500 and $3,460 – the two top prices of the category.
The top priced lot comprised of 15 cows, 6-7 years old, weighing 638kgs, with 5-6 months old CAF, weighing 265kgs. The cows have been joined to registered Merridale bulls.
Across the border in Millicent SA, 18 PTIC Angus heifers & calves made well over reserve, selling for $3,160. The heifers are 2.5 years old and weigh 653kgs with 257kgs, 6-7 month old CAF.
There were 1,224 PTIC cows listed on AuctionsPlus this week, down 1,154 head from last. The reduced offering boosted prices as they ranged between $1,520 and $3,040 to average $1,909, up $61 from last week.
The top price was achieved by A/C “Yabtree West Pty Ltd” from Wagga Wagga NSW, who offered 29 Angus PTIC cows. The Reiland blood cows weigh 538kgs, are 2.5 years old and are PTIC to Angus bulls.
Another notable highlight was a line of 23 PTIC Poll Hereford cows from Ballyrogan VIC. The EU accredited cows weigh 614kgs, are Autumn ’16 drop and are PTIC to registered Days & Allendale Hereford bulls.
PTIC heifers prices also saw a significant increase from last week. They sold from $1,200 to $2,470, averaging $1,903, up $241.
The top priced lot was a line of PTIC Hereford heifers offered by vendors “TK & ET Young” from Koreelah on the far north coast of NSW. The EU accredited heifers weigh 451kgs, are 30-36 months old and are 5 to 7 months PTIC to Angus bulls.
From Dorrigo NSW, there was a line of 22 Angus PTIC heifers that sold for $2,360. The Brooklana blood heifers weigh 451kgs, are 20-26 months old and are 3 to 5 months PTIC to registered Brooklana bulls.