The increased prices saw A/c Roslyn Pastoral Pty Ltd top the category with their Station Mated Lawson and Dunoon Blood pairs.
The 734kg cows (pictured) had 1-4 month-old calves at foot and will make the journey from Roslyn NSW, to Picton NSW.
PTIC cows sold from $1,600 to $2,925/head, averaging $2,194/head – up $95 week-on-week. The top price went to a line of vendor bred Angus cows by A/c Worthing East Trust in Casterton VIC. The 713kg 3-5 year-old PTIC cows will head to Cassilis, NSW.
PTIC heifers offerings increased by 331 head this week, selling from $1,520 to $2,860/head – averaging $2,222/head.
From Seymour VIC, a line of PTIC Conomarra Blood Heifers by A/c Glenfiddich, weighing 613kg, topped the category. Another highlight was a line of PTIC Hereford heifers by A/c McGauran Pastoral, weighing 570kg, selling for $2,630/head.
Following on with the females, demand for heifers fell this week, achieving an 75% clearance rate for the 4,889 head offered.
Light heifers weighing less than 200kg averaged 550c/kg – selling from 481c to 634c/kg. This top price was returned by a line of 5-11 month-old Santa Gertrudis cross weaned heifers weighing 185kg, offered by A/c KCD Holdings at Young, NSW.
Heifers weighing 200-280kg sold from 411c to 510c/kg, averaging 452c/kg – down 14c on last week. A/c KJ Scott and J Wright at Parkes NSW, offered the line of 7-10 month-old Braford heifers topping the category, weighing 268kg.
The 280-330kg heifers sold from 318c to 476c/kg, averaging 425c/kg – down 9c on last week. A run of 8-9 month-old Angus heifers weighing 301kg returned the top price for A/c Willalooka Pastoral Company from Padthaway SA.
Feeder heifers weighing 330-400kgs sold from 294c to 484c/kg, averaging 437c/kg – up 4c on last week. From Mansfield VIC, by A/c Nillahcootie Park-Riga Angus, a line of 8-month-old Angus weaned topped the category, weighing in at 347kg.
Heavy heifers over 400kg averaged 400c/kg, selling from 363c to 407c. The equal top line from Hay NSW, was two lines of 14-16 month-old Angus feeder heifers by A/c ‘I H and J Auldist’.
Steers numbers were back slightly this week, at 6,416 head. Light steers weighing under 200kg sold from 509c to 600c/kg, averaging 522c/kg – back 18c on last week. The top price went to a line of 5-7 month-old Angus unweaned steers weighing 176kgs, offered by A/c PJ and LM Mulch from Koreelah NSW.
The 200-280kg steers sold from 301c to 576c/kg, up 11c on last week, to average 503c/kg. From Coolatai NSW, A/c BKS and L Hunt offered the top priced lot with a line of 5-7 month-old Angus unweaned steers weighing 273kg.
Steers weighing 280-330kg sold from 401c to 522c, averaging 474c/kg – down 9c on last week. A line of 7-10 month-old weaned Braford steers weighing 308kgs returned the top price, offered by A/c KJ Scott and J Wright at Parkes NSW.
Feeder steers weighing 330-400kg sold between 336c and 488c/kg, averaging 451c/kg – up 10c on last week. From Marcollat SA, A/c TR Truscott Minnamurra offered a line of 9-10 month-old Angus steers weighing 352kg which returned the top price.
Heavy steers weighing over 400kg sold from 310c to 440c/kg, averaging 423c/kg – down 6c on last week. From Armidale NSW, A/c Lynoch Pty Ltd offered the top priced lot with 14-16 month-old Angus steers weighing 440kg.
Tasmanian cattle numbers were up again this week, with 607 offered at a clearance rate of 96%. Cows with calves at foot sold from $1,880 to $2,250/head, to average $2,100/head. A/c AL and AN Kelley offered the top lot with 10-12 year-old Murray Grey Cows.
Weaned steers sold from $1,270 to $1,750/head, averaging $1,628/head. From Flinders Island, A/c DL and PJ Bellinger offered a line of 14-15 month-old Angus steers which topped the category, weighing 399kg.
Heifers sold from $840 to $1,750/head, averaging $1,422/head. The top price went to a line of Poll Shorthorn yearling heifers weighing 419kg. These 14-15 month-old heifers were offered by A/c ‘Sillwood Pastoral Co’ from Carrick.
Western Australia offered 155 head this week. The top lot by A/c Dain Pty Ltd saw 287kg Shorthorn heifers sell for $915/head. These Heifers will travel from Treeton, up the coast, to Bunbury.