Weaner heifers reach 513c, average 389c on AuctionsPlus

Weaner heifers reach 513c, average 389c on AuctionsPlus


There were 8859 cattle and 7895 sheep offered online last week.


Cattle numbers from Queensland rose significantly by 4175 head last week to see a total yarding of 8859 head. Southern Queensland dominated the cattle purchasing regions this week, securing 2491 head.

PTIC cows sold from $1410 to $2690 to average $1935, back $117 on the previous week. The top price went to a line of Angus cows offered by Magill Pty Ltd, Texas. These three to five-year-old cows weigh 551kg and are PTIC to Angus bulls.

Heifers 200-280kg sold from 285c to 513c, averaging 389c, back 52c. Bullamon Plains Pastoral, Thallon, sold a line of nine to 11-month-old Angus heifers weighing 237kg with Glenoch and Hazeldean blood for 485c.

Feeder steers 330-400kg sold from 361c to 459c, averaging 407c, firm on last week. A highlight includes a line of steers weighing 387kg from Wandoan, which returned 407c.

Steers over 400kg sold from 335c to 436c, correcting 23c to average 381c. From Cunnamulla, a line of Charolais cross feeder steers aged 14-20 months weighing 407kg sold for 387c.

Cows with calves at foot sold from $1330 to $3280, averaging $2195 correcting $458 after weeks of phenomenal prices. From Longreach, a line of Angus cows with calves at foot aged two to eight years weighing 515kg returned $2480 and will be heading to Gunnedah, NSW.


Queensland sheep numbers increased by 1280 head from the previous week to total 7895.

Merino wether lambs remained firm, averaging $156, selling from $109 to $191. From Eulo, a line of Sep/Oct '19 drop Merino wether lambs weighing 39kg sold for $168 and will be heading to Gollan in central west NSW.

Merino wethers sold from $141 to $180, averaging $150, down $13. A highlight was a line of four to five-year-old Poll Merino wethers from Winton weighing 58kg which sold for $162 and are heading interstate to Cootamundra, NSW.

Young breeders (two to four years) lost $17 to average $265, selling from $161 to $341. Two lines of NSM ewes from Longreach weighing 55kg and 56kg sold for $246 and $240 respectively. Both lines are headed to Forbes, NSW.

There were 6790 store lambs offered last week selling from 396c to 593c, averaging 459c. A highlight included a line of Nov/Dec '19 drop Meatmaster/ Dorper wether lambs from St George, which returned $166.5 or 407c.


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