Cows and calves reach $1800

Cows and calves reach $1800

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There were 323 cattle and 502 sheep from Queensland offered online last week.

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Cattle numbers from Queensland totalled 323 head offered on AuctionsPlus last week. Across the sales the north west slopes and plains was the largest purchasing region with 550 head secured by producers in the area, followed by south-west Victoria and then the central west NSW.

Nationally cows with calves at foot averaged $1118 selling from $600 to $1800, while joined females averaged $1275, selling from $615 to $1725.

From Quilpie, three to four year Brangus heifers PTIC to Brangus bulls sold to Queensland buyer for $1250, while three to seven-year-old Angus cows and calves from Meandarra sold for $790 to a NSW buyer. Unjoined four-year-old Droughtmaster cows from Tara sold for $930.

Across the platform steers under 280kg sold from 244c to 358c and averaged 305c, while heifers under 280kg sold from 175c to 342c and averaged 254c.

Steers 280-400kg sold from 276c to 329c and averaged 312c and heifers over 280kg sold from 242c to 292c and averaged 261c.

SHEEP

Sheep and lamb number numbers from Queensland totalled 502 head offered. A 100 per cent clearance was achieved for both crossbred lambs and SIL Merino ewes.

Merino ewe hoggets sold from $136 to $230, averaging $175. Young Merino breeders (two to four years) sold from $100 to $200, averaging $153.

Merino wether lambs sold from $40 to $141, returning an average of $101.

Store lambs were in high demand last week, returning a 100pc clearance across the 11,498 head offered. Prices ranged from 282c to 436c, to average 374c/kg live.

From Stanthorpe July/Sept '19 drop 29kg second-cross Australian White mixed lambs sold for $96 to a buyer at Warwick.

A buyer from Longreach purchased Aug/Sept '19 drop Merino wether lambs from Quambone, NSW for $72 and a buyer from Thallon purchased Aug/Sept '19 drop Australian White/White Dorper cross mixed lambs for $93.

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