LISTINGS in AuctionsPlus industrial cattle gross sales fell to 4335 head this week as a result of Easter-disrupted shorter week.
Correct comparisons to final week’s market studies are close to unimaginable and outcomes must be thought of within the context of low numbers. Stakeholders must wait till the weeks following the Easter break to see if the current rebound in costs will be sustained.
Generally phrases, mild steers this week fell in worth, whereas heavier steers and all heifer classes misplaced floor, typically appreciable.
The move of obtainable cattle to market after the lengthy weekend will closely affect the path of costs from right here.
Steers 200-280kg averaged 483c/kg, shedding 11c throughout 498 head supplied, for a 51pc clearance. From Holbrook, NSW, 111 Angus steers 6-8 months averaging 243kg returned the highest worth of $1300/head and can journey to a purchaser close to Toowoomba, Queensland.
Steers 330-400kg averaged438c throughout 411 head for a 39pc clearance. From Willatook, Victoria, 79 Angus steers 11-12 months averaging 350kg returned $1560/head.
Heifers 200-280kg averaged $919 throughout 221 head for a 42pc clearance this week. From Bowral, NSW, 19 Angus heifers 6-7 months averaging 277kg returned 400c/kg or $1110.
Heifers 330-400kg averaged 281c/kg, down 78c/kg throughout 402 head for a 28pc clearance. From Tenterfield, NSW, 24 Charolais heifers 14-18 months averaging 332kg returned $1054, or 318c.
Among the many breeding cattle offered this week, PTIC heifers averaged $1824 throughout 601 head for a 25pc clearance. From Armidale, NSW, 37 Santa PTIC heifers 18-23 months averaging 400kg returned $1680 and can journey to a purchaser in Murarrie, Queensland.
PTIC cows averaged $1594 throughout 558 head for a 37pc clearance charge. From Drillham, Queensland, 44 Hereford PTIC cows 2-9 years averaging 517kg returned $1550/head.
Costs as at 2pm Thursday, 6 April.