Cows and calves in strong demand and sell to $3900

Cows-WodongaCows and calf units continue to be in strong demand, achieving 92 per cent clearance. They sold from $1,830 to $3,900, to average $2,934, up $98.

The top price was claimed by 18 NSM Angus heifers accompanied by 18 calves. The rising two year old heifers weigh 497kgs and the calves, sired by registered Bongongo P38 Angus bull, are 1-7 weeks old and weigh 84kgs.

From Wodonga, NSW a line of 15 NSM Angus cows & calves (pictured), 772kgs, 5-8 years old, sold for $3,560 and will travel to Walla Walla, NSW.

PTIC cows achieved 100% clearance for the 816 head offered. They sold between $1,670 and $2,810 to average $2,134, $8 dearer than last week.

Two lines of Angus PTIC cows from Gunnedah, NSW, offered by the same vendor ‘R.P & J.A. Gates’ both sold for the highest price of $2,810. The lot of 42 head weigh 545kgs, are 2.5 – 4 years old and the lot of 59 head weigh 601kgs and are 4-6 years old, both are PTIC to registered Gates Angus sires and both are travelling to nearby Barraba, NSW.

PTIC heifers were no exception to strong clearance rates, achieving 93% for the 1,001 head offered.

Prices ranged from $1,460 to $2,620 to average $2,086, up $149. The top price hailed from Henty, NSW as A/c ‘Yallambee Henty’ offered 31 PTIC Angus cows.

The Rennylea blood cows weigh 543kgs, are 19-20 months old and will cross the border to Waldara, VIC. Meanwhile from Penola, SA, A/c ‘Krongart Pastoral’ offered 31 EU accredited, PTIC Angus cows, which weigh 432kgs, are 19-20 months old and have Cooolana and Glatz Black Angus bloodlines, selling for $2,350.

Moving onto weaner and yearling heifers, there was 8,380 head listed this week, almost 500 more than last, with a 90% clearance achieved.

Light heifers weighing under 200kgs sold between 507c and 650c to average 567c, 129c dearer. The top price was claimed by 15 Angus and Angus X heifer calves, offered by A/c ‘Greg Leven’ from Gilgandra, NSW. The Debarry Angus blood heifers weigh 165kgs and are 5-6 months old, they will head to Canowindra, NSW.

Heifers weighing 200-280kgs eased 30c this week, selling from 351c to 613c, averaging 439c.

The highest price hailed from Burrawang, NSW with A/c ‘W. Engel’ offering 9 Apricot Limousin future breeders. The heifers weigh 278kgs, are 11- 13 months old and are heading to Woodlands, NSW.

The 280-330kgs heifers averaged 411c, they sold between 342c and 580c, back 51c. The top price was achieved by the same vendor that topped 200-280kgs heifers – ‘W. Engel’ from Burrawang, NSW.

They offered 9 Black Limousin/Limousin X heifers, 297kgs, 11-13 months old, which are travelling to Woodlands, NSW.

Feeder heifers weighing 330-400kgs prices ranged from 355c to 499c, increasing 13c to average 438c.

From Gunbower, VIC, a line of 30 Speckle Park heifers offered by ‘York Bay Pty LTd’ topped the category. The heifers weigh 330kgs, are 9-18 months old and were sired by The Spines Speckle Park bulls.

Heavy heifers weighing over 400kgs eased 10c, selling from 370c to 444c, averaging 402c.

The highest priced lot of the category was claimed by ‘Peaty Pastoral Co’ from Goulburn, NSW, with a line of 36 Angus yearling heifers. The Reiland blood yearlings weigh 408kgs, are 13-14 months old and will travel to South Australia.

There were 5,362 weaner and yearling steers offered this week, 247 head less than last, however clearance remained high at 91%.

Light steers weighing under 200kgs were firm on last week, selling between 424c and 718c, averaging 486c. A line of 12 Angus and Angus X steer calves smashed national records as they topped the category at 718c. Offered by A/c ‘Greg Leven’ from Gilgandra, NSW, the steers weigh 177kgs, are 5-6 months old and will head south to Canowindra, NSW.

Steers weighing 200-280kgs eased 25c as prices ranged from 367c to 640c, averaging 499c.

The top price was achieved by a line of 31 weaned Composite steers from Bombala, NSW, offered by ‘JC Campbell & Sons’. Sired by Hicks Beef Composite bulls, the steers weigh 244kgs and are 7-8 months old.

The 280-330kgs steers sold between 386c and 551c to average 444c, back 22c from last week. From Staghorn Flat, VIC, A/c ‘AWS Blair’ offered 21 unweaned Angus X steers which achieved the highest price of the category. The steers weigh 287kgs, are 7-8 months old and are sired by Onslow Angus bulls.

Feeder steers weighing 330-400kgs increased 25c, selling from 313c to 517c, to average 457c. The top price was achieved by a line of 34 Angus steers on agistment in Wellington, NSW. Offered by A/c, the Hazeldean and Rosskin blood steers weigh 349kgs, are 8-12 months old and will head across to South Australia.

Heavy steers weighing over 400kgs also experienced a dearer market trend; selling from 330c to 469c to average 442c, up 45c from last week.

The highest priced line was claimed by A/c ‘CR Wallis’ from Heywood, VIC with their offering of 67 Angus steers. The Banquet blood steers weigh 499kgs and are 16-17 months old.

Heading down to Tasmania, there was a reduced offering of 145 head which achieved 100% clearance. Weaner and yearling heifers sold between $1,110 and $1,800 to average $1,376, up $297. From Ridgley, a line of Speckle Park/Friesian heifers, 17-18 months old, weighing 433kgs, topped the category.

There were two lots of weaner and yearling steers which sold for $1,335 and $1,700. Cows and calves sold from $1,810 to $3,210, averaging $2,448. The highest price was achieved by two lots of Angus cows and calves offered by ‘Salmon Marketing Trust’ from Gretna, TAS.

The cows are 3-8 years old, weigh 606kgs and 615kgs and have Rosedale and Kinloch bloodlines. Their calves are 4-10 weeks old, weigh 98kgs.

Over in Western Australia, there was 241 head offered in the WA cattle sale on Monday and an additional 2,050 head in the Weaner & Yearling sale.

Heifers achieved 92% clearance and sold between $830 and $1,197 to average $1000. The top price of 355c was attained by a line of 60 Santa Getrudis and Santa Gertrudis X heifers offered by ‘Mr S K Roberts’ from Gingin, WA. The heifers are 16-18 months old, weigh 337kgs and are travelling to Bailieston, VIC. Yearling and grown steers sold from $995 to $1,269 to average $1,136. The highest price of the category was achieved by 181 backgrounder Droughtmaster steers, 15-18 months old, weighing 319kgs which will remain in WA.

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