While it was a quiet beginning to the first Friday Eastern States AuctionsPlus sale for 2016, the market demand for Angus and Angus influenced cattle has certainly not waned over the Christmas and New Year break.
Lightweight steers and heifers again well and truly cleared the 400c/kg market.
102 (Angus 87 and Angus cross Hereford 15), steers topped the overall market to make 478c/kg or $700. On account of Princess Pastoral, Sutton Forrest NSW, the 3-4 months old calves were 146kg.
The heifer portion of the offering, 107 Angus heifers, topped the heifer portion of the sale at 444c/kg or $630. The heifers were also 3-4 months old and weighed 142kg.
Steers 250 to 300kg reached a top price of 380c/kg or $1,025. The 22 unweaned Angus (14) and Angus cross (8) steers were offered by JCH & AF Horn, Stewarts Brook NSW and were 270kg at 7 to 11 months old.
70 backgrounder Angus steers, on account of Redbank Farms Trust, Tarcutta NSW, topped the market for steers 300-350kg, making 346c/kg or $1,181. The 15-16 month old steers were 341kg.
The top price for heifers in the 300 to 350kg market was also topped by Angus heifers, with 49 heifers on account of Matoni Beef, Inverell NSW making 353c/kg or $1,080.
The 15 to 16 month old heifers were 306kg and described by CL Squires & Co assessor, Tom Oakes as, ‘A very even quiet line of vendor bred Angus heifers. They make a very nice line of heifers ideal for future breeders or would background for all domestic and export markets with ease’.
Heifers over 350kg finished the sale with a top price of 334c/kg or $1,270, for 100 Angus heifers on account of Toynton Bros., Coonabarabran NSW.
The 15 to 17 month old heifers were 381kg with the offering described by Elders assessor Nik Hannaford as, ‘An opportunity to purchase a quality line of EU Angus heifers from a herd with years of breeding and proven feedlot performance. These quality heifers are in ideal condition and size to either, join to a bull of choice and retain as future breeders or to finish on good feed to go to into a number of MSA or EU markets’.
Cows and calves continued their run of making over $2,000 a head, with the top price of $2,410 being paid for 21 Angus and Angus cross Hereford cows with Angus calves at foot. Offered by AE Dieckmann, Maryvale QLD, the 5 to 6 year old cows were described by George and Fuhrmann assessor as, ‘A good line of Angus and Angus cross cows and calves presenting in store to forward store condition’.
– 30 feeder Angus heifers, 10-15 months, 336kg, AJ & JL Gath, Chinchilla QLD, made 350c/kg or $1,175
– 9 PTIC Angus heifers, 18-20 months, SR CResswell, Dubbo NSW, made $1,370
– 50 Angus (37) and Angus cross Santa 13 cows with calves, rejoined, 2.5 to 8 years, Tom McBride, Gulargambone NSW, made $2,150
– 69 Angus (33) and Angus cross (36) cows with Angus sired calves, rejoined, 5-10 years, Kapsch Farms, Weetaliba NSW, made $2,150
100 Angus heifers from Coonabarabran NSW topped the market for heifers over 350kg at 334c/kg
102 (Angus 87 & Angus cross Hereford 15) steers topped the AuctionsPlus sale at 478c/kg, while the 115 (107 Angus & 8 Angus cross Herefords) heifers made 444c/kg to top the heifer portion of the sale
Pictured top: 49 Angus heifers making 353c/kg , to top the heifer market over 350kg in Friday’s Eastern States AuctionsPlus sale (08/01/16). Image courtesy of AuctionsPlus.