Angus Saleyard Report 3 May

May 3, 2016 4:08 pm

Angus breeder’s annual sale at Mudgee. READ MORE

Agents Boyd O’Brien Bartholomew reported a yarding of 912 cattle on Tuesday 26 Apr.  Values for yearlings and vealers remained strong.  Feeders were unchanged to a little easier.  Good trade sold well, export cattle were easier in line with current trends.  The overall quality of the yarding was good and all buyers were present. READ MORE

Big lines had buyers excited at the Roma store sale 26 Apr, where quality weaners were hot on everyone’s agenda. Bevan and Alison Doyle, Tumbar, Jericho, sold 896 Angus and Angus cross cattle as their annual turnoff of their steer portion. The Tumbar steers averaged 309kg and sold for an average of $936 (303c/kg). READ MORE

Competition was strong and prices held firm at the third Roberts Limited weaner calf sale at Powranna, Tasmania, Thursday 21 Apr. Angus cattle were best represented throughout the 3001-head penning and with the dry season continuing the numbers penned were greater than first expected. READ MORE

There was a solid market at the fourth and final Glen Innes weaner sale, with a line-up of 1880 Angus and Angus-cross cattle Friday 29 Apr. EU accredited cattle were in high demand, with the top price of the sale going to a pen of EU Angus cattle for $1179 a head. READ MORE

Forecast rain, a fear of missing out on the last of the season’s weaners and the presence of buyers who had been absent from sales in recent times pushed prices up as much as 40 cents on the week prior at Kempsey last Friday. READ MORE

Numbers increased this week at Tenterfield, with 388 head of mixed quality cattle yarded.  Improved restocker competition saw the trade section meet a stronger market across the yarding of steers, with quality Angus steers returning to the paddock for 346c/kg. The heifer portion to the kill met a cheaper market selling to 275c/kg. READ MORE

There was a large offering of 2,000 cattle at Leongatha store cattle market Thursday 28 Apr. South Gippsland producers are looking desperately for a large dump of rain to add water to dams, and commence an autumn break. 429 Angus heifers that would normally be fattened and sold to the Coles grass assured program had to go due to dry conditions. This quality line of heifers, mostly 276-318kg, sold to $1105 for an average of $886. READ MORE

Landmark EGL held their annual autumn weaner cattle sale at Bairnsdale Friday 29 Apr, to a smaller crowd of buyers with most coming from Gippsland. TFI and Garrison Feedlot were the only two outsiders making purchases, and local processor competition also helped. 171 Angus steers saw very strong competition, selling from $880-$1135 (312 – 332c/kg) to average $994, and this was the trend for most of the Angus steers. READ MORE

Several large lines of quality Angus weaners were offered at Naracoorte’s monthly store sale on Thursday 28 Apr, with steers selling $80-$100 better than expected. READ MORE

Top image: Gail & Barry Lee, Kempsey, with their pen of champion weaner Angus cross steers at Kempseys weaner sale Friday 29 Apr