Nugent Pastoral Company Tambo consigned a run of 230 Santa steers to Roma sale last Tuesday through Landmark weighing 452kg for 290c/kg returning over $1300/head.
David has had a great start for the year, on not only Tambo station but also their Barcaldine country has had a good start with both properties receiving in parts up to 200mm. The Nugent family partnership runs over 4000 quality Santa breeders.
David said the barrier fence currently under construction and the district properties involved in the cluster fencing projects has given incentives to producers wanting to return to sheep and wool production and he has noticed more sheep in the district as a result.
As for Tambo Station returning to sheep and wool production? David and Lynelle are “sitting on the fence” at this stage.
Stockplace Richmond principal Luke Westaway is right back into the next round of cattle and property movement in the north west as cattle are trickling onto the market since Easter. School holiday mustering and weaning is well under way. Property demand is solid and quality listings are presenting themselves.
While the market has softened a little over the last week or so, there is still interest for the right cattle as livestock salesperson Ashley Naclerio is currently delivering weaner steers this week, sold in late March on AuctionsPlus from Clothespeg Pastoral for 393c for the steers and 313c for heifers over the scales Hughenden at 195kg.
On the same week, Fryers family, Railview, Prairie sold quality PTIC Brahman cows for $1075. Demand from live export orders with delivery Cloncurry and Townsville have been slow over the past month but were thick and fast prior to rain.
Richmond cattle movements have been quiet for the last month since receiving 100 – 200mm of rain early March. Until then they were on a knife-edge, with producers ready to make major destocking decisions. Stockplace has been in operation rising two years and has a solid clientele that stretches from Burketown to Boulia and Mareeba to Muttaburra.
Luke is making full use of his Cessna and as much as I appreciate the invitation to tour the north with you, these days at my age I expect “in-flight service” on all my flights.
Elite Livestock Auctions and the best of both worlds. With the 2018 Australian National Young Auctioneers competition being run and won for another year in Sydney last month, I recently caught up with former national winner Chris Norris and was delighted to hear that he continues to promote the traditional method of livestock selling via his online bidding company Elite Livestock Auctions around Australia along with being involved with companies like William Inglis Thoroughbred Auctioneers.
In February 2016 Elite Livestock Auctions conducted its first Livestock Stud Sale by introducing real time bidding, live audio and live video during the iconic Big Country Brahman Sale in Charters Towers and almost 50 other Livestock sales in that same year. From there, the online platform was implemented in sales from far North QLD to Tasmania, and South Australia.
In 2018 Elite Auctions will be involved in over 150 stud sales, special store sales and feature livestock sales as producers embrace the technology by implementing online bidding.
“I love the excitement and thrill of sale day. Selling at auction is true price discovery,” Chris said.
Elite Livestock Auctions since its inception has run sales throughout Australia with the focus on exposing stud stock to national and global audiences.
“Online bidding is the most advanced form of technology available to the livestock selling sector and with telecommunication and internet services in remote areas becoming more accessible and reliable; clients are able to expose their product to a wider audience,” he said.
“Everything that happens on sale day should be done with passion and perfection. No matter if I am sitting behind the computer conducting the online bidding platform at a bull sale, auctioneering trucks and heavy equipment from the resources sector, or calling bids as a professional ringman at a thoroughbred yearling sale in Sydney, the approach is the same.”