Weaner heifers reach 453c

Weaner heifers reach 453c

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There were 4784 cattle and 6404 sheep from Queensland offered on AuctionsPlus last week.

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Cattle numbers for the state increased by 614 head for a total of 4784 head listed. Southern Queensland was both the top listing and purchasing region for the week, offering 1899 and securing 2085 head.

Cow and calf units ranged from $1850 to $3380 and averaged $2450, easing $18. From Milmerran, a line of two to three-year-old Angus cross cows with CAF weighing 418kg sold for $2310.

PTIC heifers saw prices increase $76 to average $1882 selling from $1110 to $2400. From Boulia, a line of Santa Gertrudis heifers weighing 445kg sold for $1810 and will be heading to SA.

A dearer price trend ensued for PTIC cows last week, up $50 on the previous week's average, selling from $1400 to a top of $2600. From Stanthorpe, a line of six-year-old Poll Hereford PTIC cows weighing 523kg returned $2090.

Demand for heifers strengthened again last week. Heifers under 200kg sold for 453c. This price was returned by a line of six to nine-month-old Angus and Angus cross weaned heifers weighing 159kg, offered by Weber & Scanlan, Brigooda.

Heifers 280-330kg sold from 371c to 540c, averaging 432c, up 7c. A line of 19 to 20-month-old Brahman heifers weighing 312kg returned the top price for Samari Brahmans, Roma.

Steers under 200kg sold from 518c to 598c, averaging 543c, back 20c. From Durong, a line of seven to 11-month-old Angus weaner steers weighing 197kg returned 553c and are heading to Dalby.

Steers 280-330kg sold from 314c to 502c, averaging 454c up 20c. Angus weaner steers aged 10-11 months from Toobeah weighing 274kg, returned 520c.

SHEEP

Queensland sheep offerings were back 705 head last week for a total yarding of 6404 head. Southern Queensland secured the most numbers for the state, with 1305 head purchased.

Merino wethers averaged $130, selling from $122 to $140, a $10 increase on the previous week. From Isisford, a line of wethers aged 1.5 to 3.5 years weighing 59kg returned $140 and are headed to Longreach. Another line of wethers aged three to five years from Winton, weighing 54kg returned $122 and are heading interstate to Forbes in central western NSW.

Store lamb prices sold between 311c to 642c, averaging 408c. A highlight includes a line of Oct '19/Jan '20 drop dorper mixed sex lambs from North Talwood, which weigh 42kg and returned $140 or 330c.

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