Cows with calves at foot (CAF) achieved 100% clearance for the 411 head offered, with prices ranging between $1,620 and $3,510/head – averaging $2,542/head.
The top price was achieved by a line of station mated Poll Hereford cows and calves from Narrawa, NSW.
The cows were 3.5 years- old, weighed 637kg, with their 2-4 months old CAF weighing 144kg.
From Mount Gambier SA, a line of 62 Angus cows and calves returned $3,160/head. The 3-4 year-old cows weighed 487kg and their CAF were 6-16 weeks old, weighing 121kgs and will travel north to Moree, NSW.
PTIC heifers sold between $1,800 and $2,940/head – averaging $2,392/head. The highest priced lot originated from Glen Innes NSW, with a line of 23 Angus heifers PTIC to Dulverton Angus bulls returning $2,940/head.
The Bald Blair and Glenmorgan blood heifers were rising three year-olds, weighed 558kg and due for April 21’ calving. From Penola SA, a line of Poll Hereford/Angus PTIC heifers returned $2,825/head. The rising two-year-old heifers were PTIC to Angus bulls and weighed 588kg.
The 962 heifers on offer this week attracted strong demand, with a 98% clearance rate.
Light heifers weighing under 200kg sold from 577c, to 815c/kg – averaging 690c/kg. The top price was achieved by a line of 15 Angus cross heifer calves, which were 3 months old, weighing 86kg, from Camena, TAS. A line of 27 Angus and Angus cross weaned heifers, 5-7 months old, weighing 176kgs returned 625c/kg.
Heifers weighing 200-280kg ranged from 462c to 657c/kg – to average 558c/kg. From Miles QLD, a line of 80 Charolais/Brahman cross and Santa cross heifers topped the category.
The heifers ranged from 5-16 months-old, averaged 200kg and are heading to Wandoan, QLD.
Heifers weighing 280-330kg sold between 378c and 522c/kg – averaging 464c/kg. The top price was secured by a line of 13 unweaned Murray Grey heifers from Ridgely, TAS. The heifers were 7-10 months-old, weighed 312kg and will remain in TAS.
Feeder heifers 330-400kg sold from 390c to 555c/kg – to average 460c/kg. From Canowindra NSW, a line of Poll Hereford/Hereford heifers topped the category, with the future breeders 12-15 months old, weighing 333kg and headed north-west to Bourke, NSW.
A line of 41 Angus heifers, 16-18 months-old, weighing 344kg from Guyra NSW, returned $1,810/head.
The small offering of heavy heifers weighing 400+kgs were priced from 329c to 374c/kg – averaging 349c/kg. The top price was achieved by a line of 11 Angus/Friesian cross heifers, 16-18 months old, weighing 434kg.