MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service has this week re-commenced reporting national AuctionsPlus cattle and sheep sales.
AuctionsPlus sold approximately 280,000 cattle and 2 million sheep in the 2014-15 financial year, making it a significant player within the auction system.
Cattle consignments decreased 6 per cent last week, with 6053 head offered.
Light vealer steers averaged 416¢ and topped at 489¢/kg lwt, while light vealer heifers to restockers sold to a high of 475¢ and averaged 417¢/kg.
Light 2 score yearling steers to restockers settled on 349¢, after reaching 361¢/kg lwt.
There was also a good number of feeder weight steers available, with heavy 2 score Angus steers at Coonamble selling at 337¢/kg lwt.
Light 1 score yearling heifers to restock averaged 268¢, while medium weight 2 scores, predominately out of Queensland, settled on 301¢/kg. A line of heavy Angus heifers, weighing in at 360kg, sold at a top of 324¢/kg lwt.
Light 2 score grown steers to restockers sold to 340¢, while medium weight lines made to 301¢/kg lwt.
Medium weight 2 score grown heifers to restockers averaged 397¢, after reaching 597c/kg lwt.
Light 1 score cows to restockers settled on 385¢, while medium weight 2 score lines averaged 251¢/kg lwt.
Cow and calf units exceeded $2,000/unit, with a small line of Angus first calvers selling for $2,050.
Registered fullblood Wagyu heifers out of southern NSW made $2751 and in Emerald 12-40 month old unjoined F4 heifers made $1,820/head.