The staggering top price was presented by A/c ‘AL & ED Uebergang Partnership’ from North Star, NSW. They offered 153 Angus and Angus X steers, 3-4 months old, weighing 158kgs which will head south to Swan Hill, VIC.
Steers 200-280kgs sold from 386c to 571c, to average 472c, easing 27c.
The highest price of the category was achieved by the same vendors that topped the heifer weight category – A/c ‘Mooney Pastoral Company’ from Bundella, NSW, with their offering of 18 Angus and Angus X steers (pictured).
The backgrounders are 8-10 months old, weigh 201kgs and will travel to Scone, NSW.
Feeder steers 330-400kgs sold from 281c to 472c, averaging 430c, 12c dearer than last week. The top price hailed from Mumbannar, VIC, with A/c ‘DM & GW Hancock’ offering 90 yearling Angus and Angus X steers. The Weeran and Lawson blood steers are 12-14 months old and weigh 353kgs.
Cows and calves were in high demand this week as they achieved 88% clearance and increased by $111.
They sold between $1,400 and $3,620, to average $2,614. The top price was achieved by 14 NSM Angus heifers and calves from Upper Stowport, TAS, offered by A/c ‘Deep Creek Cattle Services.’ The Kinlock & Hazeldean blood heifers are 23-25 months old, weigh 534kgs and their CAF are 4-9 weeks old, weighing 92kgs.
PTIC cows sold from $1,250 to $2,590, averaging $1,808, easing $50 from last week. The highest price of the category was attained by a line of 37 PTIC Angus cows offered by A/c ‘Titibar Pastoral Pty Ltd’ from Glen Innes, NSW.
The cows of Speriby North bloodlines are 4 years old, weigh 636kgs, are 2.5 to 4 months PTIC and will travel to South Australia.
PTIC heifers also eased this week, back $147, to average $1,700 as they sold between $700 and $2,490. From Gunnedah, NSW, a line of 25 PTIC Angus heifers by A/c ‘Myall Springs Organic’ topped the category.
The EU accredited heifers, based on Booragul bloodlines are 25-26 months old, weigh 556kgs and are 4-6 months PTIC to registered Wagyu bulls.
Steers numbers were firm on last week with 4,533 head on the box, achieving 90% clearance for the overall offering.
Heavy steers 400kgs+ continued the upward trend in prices, selling between 328c and 440c, to average 402c, up 16c.
The highest price of the category was achieved by a line of 38 Hereford steers from Sandy Creek, VIC, offered by A/c ‘JE & TR Wright’. The steers are 11-12 months old, weigh 410kgs and will cross the border to Holbrook, NSW.
There was 4,070 weaner and yearling heifers offered which achieved an 89% clearance rate. Heifers weighing under 200kgs sold from 481c to 602c, averaging 516c, up 16c. The top price hailed from Peranga, QLD, with A/c ‘Berndale Beef’ offering 28 Speckle Park/Santa Cross heifers. The Wattle Grove blood heifers are 6-9 months old, weigh 190kgs and will travel south to Armidale, NSW.
Heifers weighing 200-280kgs sold between 335c and 538c to average 445c, back 9c. From Bundella, NSW, A/c ‘Mooney Pastoral Company’ achieved the highest price of the category with their offering of 27 Angus and Angus X heifers, 8-10 months old, weighing 208kgs.
280-330kgs heifers were 10c dearer this week, with prices ranging from 375c to 531c, averaging 449c. The top price was attained by a line of 33 yearling Angus heifers from Harden, NSW, offered by A/c ‘Watershed Partnership.’ The Bongongo and Moonganella blood heifers are 10-13 months old, weigh 281kgs and will head to Tamworth, NSW.
Feeder heifers weighing 330-400kgs sold from 341c to 495c, averaging 434c, up 8c on last week. From Coonabarabran, NSW, A/c ‘PA & SW Johnston’ offered the top priced line of 50 NSM Angus heifers. The EU accredited future breeders are 10-11 months old, weigh 348kgs and will travel further west to Dubbo, NSW.
Heavy heifers weighing 400kgs+ also sold to a dearer market trend, up 11c, selling between 389c and 414c, to average 404c. The highest price was achieved by a line of 49 NSM Angus/Shorthorn and Angus/Shorthorn X heifers, by A/c ‘Futter Park Ltd’ from Harden, NSW. The future breeders are 13-14 months old, weigh 416kgs and will head south to Holbrook, NSW.
Down in Tassie, there were 279 head offered which achieved 100% clearance. Weaner and yearling steers sold between $860 and $1,690, to average $1,362, easing $21 from last week.
The top price was achieved by a line of 17 Angus steers by A/c ‘P.H. Stewart & Sons (Dunlop Park)’ from Thirlstane.
The backgrounder steers are 12-13 months old, weigh 389kgs and have Dunlop Park bloodlines. Weaner and yearling heifers sold from $780 to $1,490, averaging $1,166, back $210. From Fingal, A/c ‘Frodsley Pty Ltd and J & M Burbury Family Trust’ offered the top priced lot which was 10 yearling Poll Hereford heifers.
The Quamby Plains & Chester Poll Hereford blood heifers are 12-13 months old, weigh 362kgs and will remain in Tasmania.