Angus Saleyard Report 25 Apr

April 28, 2016 11:28 am

Continuing dry conditions across Vic’s north-east and NSW created a larger than advertised yarding at Wodonga 14 Apr. Many consignments were trucked to the sale due to the lack of feed, but more importantly the lack of water. Top of the cows and calves was 18 Angus heifers 2-3 years with calves at-foot to five months from Coleambally NSW making $2 200. READ MORE

Leongatha market 14 Apr, saw a lot of competition for a 2 900-head yarding of well-bred genuine store condition cattle, with buyers mostly bullock growers from Gippsland and around Myrtleford. Elm Valley Pty Ltd, Tarwin Lower, sent in 300 Angus and Angus cross steers, 7 – 8 months old and yard weaned. Average weights varied between 248-319kg, with the top pen selling for $1 090. READ MORE

A total of 5100 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s store sale 18 Apr. Angus-cross steers, 238kg, Mungallala QLD, top the market at $830 (348c/kg). READ MORE

Optimism that it must rain soon, and fears that cattle prices could jump when it does, were enough to prevent a market meltdown at the Ballarat store sale 15 Apr. Heavy grown steers sold to a top of $1540, while the best of the yearling were a pen of Angus steers, 400kg+, making $1460. READ MORE

Despite the current trying conditions, the cattle presented at the Goulburn/Crookwell weaner cattle sale Thursday 21 Apr were a credit to vendors, Heavier steers sold better, mainly due to feedlot demand, and lighter steers struggled because of the growing feed availability concern across the southern states. READ MORE

Buyers were out in numbers at the combined-agents cattle sale at Manjimup 22 Apr, where a good selection of more than 300 cattle were presented. Being a fat and store cattle sale, processors, backgrounders, lotfeeders, live export and local graziers all competed on the appropriate cattle, with values for the better quality drafts selling strongly to be equal with other sales. READ MORE

East Gippsland’s very good season continues with overnight rain continuing into Friday’s Bairnsdale store cattle sale 22 Apr. A high quality offering, which included some very good drafts of yearling steers and heifers, sold to limited feedlot competition with only TFI and Garrison feedlot purchasing feeder steers and heifers. The top pen were Angus steers weighing 492 kilograms selling for $1470. READ MORE

Pakenham agents offered 2,300 cattle at their regular store market Thursday 21 Apr, which was above expectations. While there is green grass around West Gippsland, there is little growth, and less prospects for much growth heading into winter. While the breeding and quality of the cattle offered was very mixed, many showed good condition. The outstanding feature of this sale was the sheer number of younger and lighter weights steers and heifers penned with many producers opting out while prices are good, and prior to winter. READ MORE

Top Image: Matt Tinkler, Elders Albury, sells the first of 170 Angus cows PTIC for Newlands Past Co, Condobolin. All went back to paddocks selling from $1260 to $1620. Photo courtesy of Fairfax Media.