Angus Saleyard Report 10 May

May 12, 2016 11:36 am

Recent rain and a top quality yarding resulted in strong bidding at Armidale on Friday 6 May, with prices reaching $1130 a head for steers at the Ray White annual feature Angus and Angus-sired weaner and breeder sale. The nearly 2100 head yarding of good quality Angus weaners included about 1400 steers and 750 heifers, with cattle coming from Armidale, Walcha, Uralla, Guyra and the Mid North Coast. READ MORE

During April, Glen Innes held their annual weaner sales. The first of the series kicked off with the EU accredited sale, consisting mainly of Angus steers and heifers. Consignments totalled 1,600 head and quality was good, with typical well-bred Northern Tablelands cattle yarded. Buyers attended the sale from Queensland, southern and western NSW, as well as local districts. A large percentage of the steers went to lot feeders and backgrounders, while restockers competed strongly on heifers, with many producers keen to rebuild their herds. READ MORE

A total of 4692 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s store sale 3 May. Golden Grazing, Potters Flat, Yuleba, sold Angus-cross steers, 224kg, for $808 (360c/kg). Elaine Pampling, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella, sold Angus-cross steers, 222kg, for $755 (340c/kg), with the heifer portion, 202kg, selling for $587 (290c/kg). READ MORE

The annual Braidwood weaner sale Friday 29 Apr, was considerably dearer than the previous week with strong buyer support from three states pushing the market up for the 1800 yarding. Long Flat Investments, Braidwood, averaged $936 (324c/kg) for their 44 yard-weaned Angus steers and the Walsh family, Braidwood, sold 56 yard-weaned Angus steers averaging $860 (336c/kg). READ MORE

Talk of rain lifted competition but not prices at the Wodonga store cattle sale 6 May. The much bigger yarding of 2700 cattle, 1200 more than advertised, sold mainly to local competition, as well as a suite of commission buyers booking cattle as far south as Ballarat and into northern NSW. The top price for steers was $1240 (271c/kg) paid for a pen of 457kg, 10-12 month old Angus sold by East Loddon. READ MORE

Damp but grass-less paddocks saw cautious demand offered at Euroa store cattle sale on Wednesday 4 May when a larger than anticipated 1500 head were penned. A strong gathering of lot feeder orders supported the sale but were limited with the purchases and a small number of interstate orders were also returned but had only limited influence of the outcome. READ MORE

Pakeham agents offered a smaller yarding of 1320 cattle, Thursday 5 May, but overall the quality was better with more beef bred cattle penned. However, there were few heavier cattle penned with the yarding predominantly 200-400 kilograms liveweight. F Cockle, Narracan, sold 6 Angus steers (468kg) for $1460 to top the steer section. READ MORE

Feedlotters and restockers took scant notice of the state wide dry during a busy morning at Friday’s Coal Country Angus weaner sale 6 May, with young steers hitting 383c/kg and unweighed weaner heifers to $850. READ MORE

Rain over the dividing ranges created yet another strong market on the coast with prices hitting 356.2c/kg for lightweight Angus steers at the Grafton special weaner sale last Thursday, May 5. READ MORE

Steers sold to a top of $1145 at Gundagai’s annual feature weaner and store cattle sale with 1700 weaners yarded. Steers averaged $946, making between $620 – $1145 while values for heifers ranged ­between $430 – $785, with an aver­age of $703. READ MORE 

Spring drop mixed-breed weaners forced into sale up to six months early beat the odds reaching a top of 344c/kg at Colac. Strong competition from feedlotters and processors raised prices for the 1800 cattle yarded by combined agents including one northern Victorian buyer who bought one third of the yarding to go to the Riverina region. READ MORE

Top Image: Mark, Louise, David & Jess Carolan ‘Lyndhurst’, Armidale sold 254 Angus steers, including 170 yard weaned steers, with Liz Pearson, Marketing & Communications Manager, Angus Australia

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