Joined cows strengthen by $50 to top at $2600

Cows-barattaA dearer price trend ensued for PTIC cows last week, up $50 on last week’s average, selling from $1,400 to a top of $2,600.

From Barratta, NSW by A/c ‘M & H Pattison’ the top price went to a line of mixed-age Angus PTIC cows (pictured) weighing 674kgs. PTIC to Angus bulls, these Te Mania and Millah Murrah blood cows will travel to Goulburn, NSW.

PTIC heifers were in high demand this week achieving an 80% clearance rate for the category. Prices rose $76, to average $1,882, selling from $1,110 to $2,400.

A line of 9 Angus PTIC heifers weighing 410kgs returned the top price. These rising 3-year-old heifers are PTIC to registered Angus bulls and will travel north to Tyringham, NSW.

Cow & calf units saw an 85% clearance rate among the 548 units listed with prices ranging from $1,850 to $3,380 and averaged $2,450, easing $18 on last week.

A/c ‘John Meads’ at Braidwood, NSW offered the top priced lot with mixed-age Angus and Angus cross NSM cows and calves. The 664kg cows have 2-10-week-old calves at foot (CAF) by Brookfield Park bulls.

Following on with the females, demand for heifers strengthened again this week to achieve a 93% clearance rate for the 4,470 head offered.

Light heifers weighing less than 200kgs sold for 453c. This price was returned by a line of 6-9-month-old Angus and Angus cross weaned heifers weighing 159kgs, offered by A/c ‘Weber & Scanlan’ at Brigooda, QLD.

Heifers weighing 200-280kgs sold from 370c to 549c, averaging 448c, correcting 29c on last week. A/c ‘Shore Pastoral’ at Tumut, NSW offered the line of 10-11-month-old Angus heifers who topped the category, weighing 212kgs.

The 280-330kg heifers sold from 371c to 540c, averaging 432c, up 7c. A line of 19-20-month-old Brahman heifers weighing 312kgs returned the top price for A/c ‘Samari Brahmans’ from Roma, QLD. A

nother highlight was a line of 10-11-month-old Angus heifers from Tharwa, ACT by A/c ‘B & H Read’, making 442c.

Feeder heifers weighing 330-400kgs sold from 361c to 535c, averaging 424c, rising 35c on last week. From Mudgee, NSW by A/c ‘Rosskin Angus’ a line of 9-12-month-old Angus NSM future breeders topped the category, weighing in at 384kgs.

Heavy heifers over 400kgs made 367c with a line of 18-20-month-old Angus and Angus cross heifers. Offered by A/c ‘R & C Walker’ from Churchill, VIC, these heifers weigh 422kgs and will head to Bena, VIC.

Steers saw a 94% clearance rate overall, selling just shy of 5,000 head. Light steers weighing under 200kgs sold from 518c to 598c, averaging 543c, back 20c on last week.

The top price went to a line of 5-7-month-old Angus weaned steers weighing 175kgs, offered by A/c ‘Bulwarra’ from Glencoe, NSW.

The 200-280kg steers sold from 397c to 559c, rising 20c to average 490c. From Narrabri, NSW A/c ‘Castletop Pastoral Co’ offered the top priced lot with a line of 10-12-month-old Angus steers weighing 232kgs.

Steers weighing 280-330kgs sold from 314c to 502c, averaging 454c which also rose 20c on last week. A line of 10-11-month-old backgrounder Angus steers weighing 292kgs returned the top price, offered by A/c ‘Locksley Past. Co.’ from Purlewaugh, NSW.

Feeder steers weighing 330-400kgs sold between 296c and 458c, averaging 413c, up 17c. From Barraba, NSW A/c ‘RE & GE Bomford’ offered a line of 10-11-month-old Angus and Angus cross steers weighing 341kgs which returned the top price.

Another highlight was a line of 8-10-month-old Angus steers weighing 378kgs from Geranium, SA by A/c ‘Bald Hills Family Trust’ which made 439c.

Heavy steers weighing over 400kgs sold from 367c to 391c, averaging 379c, correcting 29c. From Gloucester, NSW, A/c ‘MG & WJ Fraser’ offered the top priced lot with 16-21-month-old steers weighing 419kgs. These Angus and Angus cross steers will travel west to Gunnedah, NSW.

The Tasmanian cattle market remained strong this week achieving a 100% clearance rate among the 182 head offered.

Weaned steers sold from $1,210 to $1,490, averaging $1,300. From Whitemore, A/c ‘K & A McLauchlan Pty Ltd’ offered a line of 10-12-month-old Poll Hereford steers which topped the category, weighing 372kgs with Valma bloodlines.

Yearling heifers sold from $1,370 to $1,730, averaging $1,513. The top price went to a line of Speckle Park/Angus NSM future breeders weighing 401kgs. These 12-14-month-old heifers were offered by A/c ‘PD & JJ McMahon’ from Westbury.

National Heifer Breakdown:

Under 200kg sold for 453c/kg

200-280kg sold from 370c/kg to 549c/kg to average 448c/kg

280-330kg sold from 371c/kg to 540c/kg to average 432c/kg

330-400kg sold from 361c/kg to 535c/kg to average 424c/kg

400kg + sold from 338c/kg to 431c/kg to average 378c/kg

National Steer Breakdown:

Under 200kg sold from 518c/kg to 598c/kg to average 543c/kg

200-280kg sold from 397c/kg to 559c/kg to average 486c/kg

280-330kg sold from 314c/kg to 502c/kg to average 454c/kg

330-400kg sold from 296c/kg to 458c/kg to average 414c/kg

400kg + sold from 351c/kg to 391c/kg to average 368c/kg

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