Younger cattle costs get well some misplaced floor, in 12,141 head on-line providing

From Cecil Plains, Southern QLD, 4 strains every of 78 (complete 312) F2 Wagyu x Angus F1 steers (3 mobs) and heifers (1 mob), all 12-18 months and averaging from 332kg to 418kg returned from 680c/kg to 691c/kg for the steers, and 723c/kg for the heifers, or $2400 to $2845/head.


THERE was some restoration evident in younger cattle costs in on-line buying and selling this week, after blanket falls throughout all weight vary the week earlier than.

Elders and Nutrien’s AuctionsPlus platform provided 12,141 head final week, down 12pc from final week.

Total outcomes had been blended and closely influenced by breed and genetics. Patrons proceed to be keen to pay good cash for the proper article, whereas standing out in a extremely selective market is changing into tougher.

Steer numbers had been again 31pc on final week, whereas most different classes had been regular. PTIC heifers proceed to hit the market in giant numbers as they regained the worth benefit over PTIC cows this week.

Steers 200-280kg provided 594 head this week, 528c/kg, up 12c on final week, for a 68pc clearance. From Euroa, Victoria, 15 Ballot Hereford steers 9-10 months averaging 248kg returned 525c/kg.

Listings of 280-330kg steers elevated to 973 head, and averaged 476c/kg, – up 14c on final week for a 71pc clearance. From Crows Nest, Southern Queensland, 36 Charolais/Charbray steers 12-16 months averaging 312kg returned 430c/kg.

A smaller providing of 651 steers within the 330-400kg class averaged 418c,  down 21c for a 51pc clearance. From Tenterfield, NSW, 11 Shorthorn steers 15-18 months averaging 385kg returned $1440/head – $90 over the reserve.

Heavy steer listings fell this week to 932 head and averaged 517c, up 116c/kg, however had been closely affect by breed and genetics. From Cecil Plains, Southern Queensland, 4 strains every of 78 (complete 312) F2 Wagyu x Angus F1 steers (3 mobs) and heifers (1 mob), all 12-18 months and averaging from 332kg to 418kg returned from 680c/kg to 691c/kg for the steers, and 723c/kg for the heifer line, or $2400 to $2845/head. The providing was already arrange on a backgrounding ration.

Heifer listings had been agency this week with sturdy clearances achieved for the lighter strains. Mild heifers lower than 200kg averaged solely 405c/kg throughout 209 head.

The 200-280kg heifer class registered 769 head this week and averaged 451c – rising 18c on final week for a 73 clearance. From Bingara, NSW, 108 Angus heifers 7-9 months averaging 274kg returned $1480/head or 540c/kg.

Listings of 280-330kg heifers doubled from final week and had been met with sturdy demand because the 998 head averaged 405c – bettering 3c/kg and registering a 73pc clearance. From Gurley, NSW, 40 Angus heifers 5-8 months averaging 314kg returned $1375 or 438c/kg.

Listings of 330-400kg heifers had been again this week, with the 825 head averaging 385c, down 13c on final week. From Kingston, SA, 26 Watervalley Black heifers 12-18 months averaging 346kg returned $1240/head.

Heavy heifers +400kg averaged $1656/head or 380c/kg throughout the 566 head provided.  A line of 21 Angus heifers 29-30 months averaging 452kg from Jingellic, NSW returned $1670 or 370c/kg.

Breeding females

Breeding inventory numbers had been agency this week with a small lower in PTIC heifer listings balanced out by elevated PTIC cows. Outcomes had been blended and costs ranged considerably as patrons had been selective on high quality.

The 2100 PTIC heifers provided averaged $2337/head for a 38pc clearance. Put up-sale negotiations are anticipated to raise clearance as brokers and patrons discover a center floor within the present market.

From Yarck, Victoria, two even strains of 30 Angus PTIC heifers aged 30-31 months averaging 550kg returned $3420 and $3440. The heifers had been PTIC to Angus bulls and accompanied by a veterinary certificates.

Elevated listings of 1179 PTIC cows weighed down on costs, averaging $2292/head – down $49 from final week for a 54pc clearance. From Biloela, Queensland, 44 Santa PTIC cows 3-5 years and averaging 541kg returned $2260. The cows had been PTIC to Angus bulls.

From Chatsbury, NSW, 21 Angus station mated cows with calves at foot returned $3120. The cows had been rising three-year-old, joined to Angus bulls and averaged 521kg.

Costs as at 2pm Friday, 24 February.


Supply: AuctionsPlus