AuctionsPlus industrial cattle listings slipped 26 % to 7284 head final week, whereas clearance fell to 53pc.
Costs for younger steers and heifers have been decrease throughout the board as substantial rain in southern Australia induced additional holding of livestock on farm, doing little to enhance restocking demand.
With a subdued market, the eye of many distributors has as an alternative turned to calving and the upcoming spring bull gross sales.
Steers 280-330kg registered a bigger providing with 1316 head, with costs reducing by 13c/kg on the earlier week to common 365c/kg – for a 45pc clearance. Costs ranged from 278-419c.
From Augathella, southern Queensland, 101 Santa x Charolais steers 7-10 months outdated and averaging 310kg returned 354c/kg or $1100/head, and can journey to a purchaser close to Alpha, Queensland.
Steers 330-400kg registered a bigger providing with 690 head, with costs reducing by $36 or 12c/kg on the earlier week to common 346c/kg – for a 57pc clearance. Costs ranged from 317-374c. A line of 97 Angus steers 9-10 months averaging 331kg from Mandurama NSW returned $1235 or 373c/kg and can journey to a purchaser in Coonamble, NSW.
Heifers 200-280kg registered a smaller providing of 701 head and averaged 298c/kg or $743/head – down 15c/kg or $16 from the earlier week for a 46pc clearance. Costs ranged from 230-358c. A line of 106 Angus heifers 10-11 months averaging 260kg from Scone, NSW, returned $930/head, or 358c/kg.
Heifers 280-330kg registered a bigger providing of 747 head and averaged 280c/kg or $862/head – down 17c from final week for a 64pc clearance. Costs ranged from 176-384c. From Walgett, NSW, 62 Angus x Santa heifers 13-14 months and averaging 323kg returned $970/head or 301c/kg and can journey to a purchaser in Quirindi, NSW.
PTIC heifers registered 760 head and averaged $1337 for a 56pc clearance. Providing have remained low as a result of stable rain in components of southern Australia and pasture development within the final week. From Morven, Southern Queensland, two even traces of 72 Brangus and Ultrablack PTIC heifers 19-22 months averaging 411kg averaged $1205/head.
PTIC cows registered a smaller providing with 197 head, with costs rising on final week to common $1499/head – up $272 for a 60pc clearance. From Barraba, NSW, 25 Angus cows three years averaging 561kg returned $1600/head and can journey to a purchaser close to Wandoan, Queensland.
Costs as at 2pm Friday 30 June.