Cows and calves average $2947 and top at $4050

Cows-&-calves-DunedooCows and calf units continue to receive strong attention, with prices between $2,280/head and $4,050/head, averaging $2,947/head, up $39 from last week.

The top price was achieved by two lots of EU accredited, Angus station mated cows and calves (pictured) from Dunedoo NSW, which will head south to Orange NSW.

One line of cows was 38-40 months-old with Te Mania bloodlines, while the other was a 4-5 years-old with Rennylea bloodlines. Both lines had calves at foot 3-5 months old, weighing 206kgs and sired by Registered Wagyu.

PTIC cows also followed the dearer market trend, selling between $1,770 and $2,850/head, to average $2,083/head, up $127/head.

From Walcha NSW, a line of 20 Angus PTIC cows topped the category. The EU accredited cows with Glen Avon bloodlines were two-years-old and will travel to nearby Tamworth.

PTIC heifers went against the trend, easing $238/head, to average $2,110/head, as prices ranged between $1,550 and $2,810/head.

The top price was claimed by a line of 15 Angus PTIC heifers of Riga and Glendaloch Pastoral blood from Yea, Victoria. The heifers were 19-20 months old, weighing 489kgs and are headed to around Bendigo.

Weaner and yearling heifers accounted for 30% of the weekly catalogue, with 6,213 head offered. Despite being met with softer demand, prices remained robust.

Light heifers weighing under 200kgs sold between 420c/kg and 586c/kg, averaging 527c/kg – steady on last week’s prices.

The top price was achieved a line of 107 Brahman and Brahman Cross heifer calves from Merriwa NSW. The lightweight calves were 2-6 months old, weighed 129kgs and are headed to nearby Scone, NSW.

Heifers 200-280kgs increased in price by 29c, selling between 434c/kg and 557c/kg, to average 502c/kg. From Roma, Queensland, a line of 84 Angus/Santa cross heifers topped the category. The heifers were 10-12 months old, weighed 257kgs, and are heading south into central west NSW.

Heifers weighing 280-330kgs sold from 359c/kg to 583c/kg, averaging 432c/kg – back 20c/kg on last week.

The top price was claimed by a line of 37 Wagyu/Angus cross heifers from Casterton Victoria. The F1 Wagyu heifers were 14-15 months, weighed 295kgs and EU accredited.

Feeder heifers weighing 330-400kgs were also back this week, relinquishing most of last week’s sharp increase, selling between 389c/kg and 580c/kg, to average 435c/kg – back 93c.

The top price was achieved by a line of 20 crossbred Wagyu F1 50% heifers from Guyra NSW. The Wagyu/Angus cross heifers were 14-15 months old, weighed 334kgs and will travel to Tamworth, NSW.

Heavy heifers weighing over 400kgs sold between 386c/kg and 436c/kg, averaging 405c/kg – back 25c from the previous week.

From Holbrook NSW, a line of 19 Angus heifers topped the category. The Lawson blood heifers were 14-15 months old, weighed 447kgs and will head to nearby Leeton.

There was just shy of 7,000 weaner and yearling steers offered this week, accounting for 35% of the catalogue.

Light steers weighing under 200kgs eased significantly after last weeks jump, selling between 456c/kg and 633c/kg, to average 508c/kg – back 139c.

The top price was achieved by a line of 10 Hereford and Hereford cross steers from Edi Upper, Victoria. The weaned steers were 7-8 months old, weighed 189kgs and are headed across the border to Holbrook, NSW.

Steers weighing between 200-280kgs sold from 347c/kg to 618c/kg, to average 517c/kg – falling 14c from last week. From Moura Queensland, a line of 12-18 months old Santa Gertrudis and Santa Gertrudis cross steers topped the category – weighing 208kgs. Like many steers in recent weeks, this line is headed south into northern NSW.

Steers weighing 280-330kgs sold between 380c/kg and 585c/kg, to average 499c/kg – 20c dearer than last week.

The top price was claimed by a line of 30 F1 Wagyu/Angus steers from Casterton, Victoria .The steers were EU accredited, 14-15 months old, 328kgs and will travel north to Culcairn, NSW.

Feeders steers weighing 330-400kgs also increased in price, selling from 419c/kg to 522c/kg , averaging 6c higher, at 471c/kg.

The highest price of the category originated out of Walcha NSW, with a line of 100 Angus steers returning 522c/kg. The backgrounder steers were 13-15 months old, 337kgs and sold to local bidders.

Heavy steers weighing over 400kgs sold between 373c/kg and 452c/kg, averaging 426c/kg – up 5c on last week.

The top price was achieved by a line of 30 Angus steers from Carabost NSW. The Ireland Angus blood steers were 13-16 months old, weighed 400kgs and are headed south into Victoria.

Tasmania registered another smaller offering this week, with 243 head offered, at 100% clearance.

Cows and calf units sold between $2,380 and $2,610/head, to average $2,498/head. The top price was claimed by a line of 10 Speckle Park cows and calves from Riana, NW TAS.

The cows were 2-5 years-old, weigh 514kgs, with their calves-at-foot 4-6 weeks old and 82kgs. This line is destined to head over to the mainland to Korumburra, Victoria. Weaner and yearling steers sold from $1,480/head, to $1,880/head, to average $1,657/head.

The top price was achieved by a line of 11 Angus/Hereford steers from Elliot, NW TAS. The backgrounder steers 11.5-13 months old, weighed 451kgs and will travel to Flowerdale, TAS. Weaner and yearling heifers sold between $1,250/head and $1,460/head, to average $1,390/head. From Riana, 4 Speckle Park heifers, 10-11 months old, weighing 354kgs topped the category.

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