Steers weighing 200-280kg, averaged $26/head higher last week, at $1,415/head, with an 85% clearance rate for the 1,898 head offered online.
In contrast, the 3,038 heifers for the same weight range fell $66/head, to average $1,260/head – with a 78% clearance rate.
For the heavier 280-330kg categories, steers were largely unchanged on last week, at $1,592/head, while heifers slipped back $51/head, to $1,467/head.
One of the highest prices in a c/kg dressed weight basis this week was achieved for a line of 66 weaned Angus heifers out of the Hunter Valley in NSW.
Averaging just below 300kg, the 9-11 months old heifers sold for $1,960/head – or an equivalent 1,196c/kg dressed.
The cow market recaptured some of last weeks gain this week, with PTIC cows with CAF averaging $276 higher, at $3,014/unit – with a 73% clearance rate.
This week again saw some excellent lines presented, with a market high of $4,720/unit. Certified PTIC heifers averaged $178/head higher, averaging $2,301/head – with a 57% clearance rate for the 3,214 head offered.