Feeder steers weighing 330-400kgs sold between 294c and 456c, averaging 410c, steady on the previous week.
From Glen Innes, NSW A/c ‘Yarraford Trust’ offered a line of 12-13-month-old Angus steers (pictured) weighing 352kgs which returned the top price.
Heavy steers weighing over 400kgs sold from 418c to 429c, averaging 416c, correcting 36c.
From Bellata, NSW, A/c ‘Onnoonba Partnership’ offered the top priced lot with 12-13-month-old steers weighing 420kgs. These Angus steers will travel north to Queensland.
Cow & calf units saw a 400 head increase in listings to reach 749 offered with a slight downturn in clearance of 81%.
Prices ranged from $1,900 to $3,475 averaging $2,528, up $89 on the previous week. A/c ‘Hopkins River Pastoral Company’ with the cows & calf at foot (CAF) from Tatong, VIC which topped the market. The 580kg cows have 3-4-month-old calves at foot by Wattletop bulls.
A dearer trend again from last week for PTIC cows, averaging $1,953 up $97. A decreased listing of 1,180 saw prices range from $1,540 to $2,350.
From Werneth, VIC, by A/c ‘T & P Missen Family Trust’ the top price went to a line of 4.5-year-old Angus cows. These 536kg PTIC cows were joined for 71 days to a Larrigan Angus bulls with calving due to commence mid-September.
PTIC heifers were again highly demanded achieving 78% clearance. The slight decrease in listing numbers presented a $112 climb in the market with prices ranging from $1,700 to $2,490. A line of 20-month-old PTIC heifers weighing 500kgs returned the top price, AI’d to Landfall Keystone.
Following on with the females, demand for heifers fell this week achieving an 88% clearance rate for the 3,944 head offered.
Light heifers weighing less than 200kgs averaged 502c, selling from 426c to 552c. This top price was returned by a line of 7-month-old Angus weaned heifers weighing 199kgs, offered by A/c ‘Timor Cattle’ at Merriwa, NSW.
Heifers weighing 200-280kgs sold from 330c to 529c, averaging 462c, up 14c on last week. A/c ‘Lithgow Partnership’ at Chinchilla, QLD offered the line of 6-9-month-old composite heifers topping the category, weighing 212kgs.
The 280-330kg heifers sold from 363c to 503c, averaging 448c, up 16c. A run of 9-month-old Droughtmaster heifers weighing 294kgs returned the top price for A/c ‘Powermac Droughtmasters’ from Richmond, QLD.
Feeder heifers weighing 330-400kgs sold from 361c to 504c, averaging 423c, steady on last week.
From Gunnedah, NSW by A/c ‘B & S Crane’ a line of 14-16-month-old Angus NSM future breeders topped the category, weighing in at 371kgs.
Heavy heifers over 400kgs averaged 415c, ranging from 401c to 417c. The top lot from Warialda, NSW, was a line of 11-month-old Angus weaned heifers from Euroa, VIC. Also, within the heavy heifers category was a line of 12-14 month old future breeder Poll Herefords by A/c ‘PD & AL Durkin’.
Steers saw an 85% clearance rate overall, selling 2,769 head. Light steers weighing under 200kgs sold from 473c to 548c, averaging 538c, back 20c on last week.
The top price went to a line of 6-8-month-old Hereford/Santa weaned steers weighing 181kgs, offered by A/c ‘C & L Shannon’ from Durong, QLD.
The 200-280kg steers sold from 400c to 561c, rising 3c to average 493c. From Meandarra, QLD A/c ‘GR & MP Cover’ offered the top priced lot with a line of 5-10-month-old Angus steers weighing 231kgs.
Steers weighing 280-330kgs sold from 373c to 493c, averaging 445c down 9c on last week. A line of 8-9-month-old weaned steers weighing 285kgs returned the top price, offered by A/c ‘Wendy Noble’ from Singleton, NSW.
The Tasmanian cattle market fell this week achieving a 50% clearance rate among the 164 head offered. Weaned steers sold from $920 to $1,770, averaging $1,371 up $71.
From Sheffield, A/c ‘Frankcombe Livestock’ offered a line of 15-16-month-old Simangus steers which topped the category, weighing 512kgs. Heifers sold from $1,360 to $1,420, averaging $1,390. The top price went to a line of Angus heifer weaners weighing 392kgs. These 10-12-month-old heifers were offered by A/c ‘CM Duff’ from Sheffield.
Looking to the west this week 100% clearance was achieved across the 85 head offered.
Weaned heifers sold from 356c to 357c, averaging 356.5c live. From Waroona, WA a line of Limousin x Angus/Blonde d Aquitaine heifers, 8-12 months weighing 329kg returned the top price.
Weaned steers sold for 400c, whilst weaned mixed sexes sold for 382c. Topping the sale was a line of mixed age and breed slaughter heifers and cows, weighing 318kg dressed sold for $1,571/hd or 495c drs.