The highest price hailed from Dubbo, NSW, as A/c ‘EJ & SA Portelli’ offered 12 Speckle Park and Speckle Park/Angus X heifers.
The Cayne Speckle Park blood heifers (pictured) are 10-11 months old, weigh 345kgs and will travel south to Lacmalac in Monaro region of NSW.
PTIC heifers sold to a dearer market trend with prices ranging from $1,375 to $2,350 to average $1,847, an increase of $70 on last week.
The top price was achieved by 23 Angus heifers offered by A/c ‘Brentwood Partnership’ from Molong, NSW. The Rennylea blood heifers are 3 years old, weigh 508kgs and are 3 months PTIC to Millah Murrah bulls.
PTIC cows increased by $49 to average $1,858 and they sold between $1,310 and $2,500. From Aberdeen, NSW, A/c ‘Rossgole Pastoral Co’ offered the highest price lot of the category with their 30 PTIC cows.
The Millwillah & Onslow blood cows are EU accredited, 3 years old and are PTIC to Angus bulls.
Cows with Calves at Foot (CAF) eased this week, selling from $1,460 to $3,300 to average $2,502, down $136.
The top priced lot was a 3-in-1 offering of 51 PTIC Angus cows with 53 Angus CAF, by A/c ‘S & P Grazing’ from Wodonga, VIC. The 4-6 year old cows weigh 531kgs and are PTIC to Table Top Angus bulls.
The 4,762 heifers offered this week sold well as they achieved 77% clearance and every weight category increased in price.
Light heifers weighing under 200kgs sold between 484c and 512c, averaging 500c, up 17c. The top price was achieved by 47 Senepol & Senepol X heifers from A/c ‘G.J., M.J., & S.M. Campbell’ at Inglewood, QLD. The heifers are 10-12 months old, weigh 182kgs and will travel to south to Casillis, NSW.
Heifers weighing 200-280kgs increased 37c, selling from 356c to 518c to average 454c. A line of heifers from Garland, NSW, offered by A/c ‘Edmondson Rural Holdings Pty Ltd’ topped the category. The 20 Angus and Angus X heifers are 5-6 months old, weigh 236kgs and will head to nearby Blayney, NSW.
The 280-330kgs heifers continued the upward trend in prices, up 21c, to average 439c, as they sold between 394c and 511c.
From Ournie, NSW, A/c ‘A J Greenhalgh & Co’ presented 66 yearling Angus heifers which topped the category. The EU accredited heifers are 11-12 months old, weigh 313kgs and have Dunoon and Rennylea bloodlines.
Heavy heifers 400kgs+ were no exception to the trend, rising 17c to average 393c and selling from 321c to 412c.
The top price was achieved by 20 EU accredited, Angus heifers from Moyhu, VIC, offered by A/c ‘F & F Martino’. The NSM future breeders are 16-17 months old, weigh 424kgs and will travel to Kyabram, VIC.
There were 4,589 steers offered this week which were met by solid demand, achieving 78% clearance.
There was only a small offering of light steers weighing under 200kgs, they sold between 403c and 567c, averaging 488c, back 34c. A/c ‘Banool Pastoral’ from Milltown, VIC offered the highest priced lot with their 20 Hereford steers. The Ennerdale blood steers are 11-12 months old and weigh 165kgs.
Steers 200-280kgs were 15c dearer, selling from 360c to 591c, averaging 499c. The top price hailed from Guyra, NSW as A/c ‘L Foster’ presented 9 Angus steers. The RAFF blood steers are 9-10 months old, weigh 235kgs and will remain local.
Steers weighing 280-330kgs were firm at 440c, selling between 319c and 509c. A/c ‘Hobbs Family Trust’ from Molong, NSW achieved the highest price with their offering of 25 Murray Grey steers. The Waroona blood steers are 9-10 months old, weigh 283kgs and will travel to Gundagai, NSW.
Feeder steers 330-400kgs rose 4c to average 418c, with prices ranging from 301c to 470c. The top price was attained by A/c ‘G L Whitehead Pty Ltd’ from Neville, NSW with their line of Crossbred Wagyu F1 50% feeder steers.
The EU accredited are 12-13 months old, weigh 376kgs and have Karro, Moongengilla and Kywarra bloodlines.
Heavy steers 400kgs+ sold between 348c and 424c, averaging 386c, easing 19c. From Urana, NSW, A/c ‘Coonong Pty Ltd’ offered 74 Hereford steers which topped the category. The Ironbark and Tondara blood steers are 12-13 months old and weigh 427kgs.
Down to Tassie, there was a smaller offering of 317 head this week. Demand, however, remained strong, with the sale achieving 98% clearance.
Weaner and yearling steers sold between $1,210 and $1,605 to average $1,383, $80 dearer than last week.
The top price hailed from Hagley, as A/c ‘Esk Vale Estate’ offered 12 Angus steers, 11-12 months old and weighing 370kgs. Weaner and yearling heifers sold from $1,180 to $1,540, averaging $1,376, up $177.
From Ringarooma, 11 Friesan X feeder heifers topped the category, offered by A/c ‘North View Estate.’ The heifers weigh 479kgs and are 18-24 months old.