Despite markets around the nation this week suffering reduced yardings and the northern sales on a cheaper trend, restockers continued to seek out whiteface breeders.
At one of the nation’s biggest indicator saleyards at Wodonga on Tuesday, Hereford steers, 692kg, made 320c/kg or $2216 for vendor B Richens, Wangaratta, in the prime market.
R & A Mance, Baddaginnie, also sold heavy Hereford steers, 683kg, for 322c/kg to return $2199.
In other Victorian results, PTIC red baldy cows, 3-6 years, from Tallarook, sold on AuctionsPlus today (November 11) for $1850.
At TRLX Tamworth on Monday, heavy yearling feeder steers sold to a cheaper trend of 4-5c/kg while there was little change to heavy grown steers with younger milk and two tooth lots attracting domestic and export trade competition.
Medium weight cows sold to a cheaper trend of 12-20c/kg and well-finished heavy weight cows were slightly cheaper by 3-6c/kg.
A reduced yarding at the SELX Yass yesterday (November 10), cows met with strong competition to be fully firm on last week, topping at 246c/kg, and most pens making 230-240c/kg.
Heavy steers and heifers were firm on last week with heavy steers making 268-310c/kg.
Hereford steer weaners under 200kg, topped at 503c/kg at the Dubbo store sale on November 4.
Purebred steers, 200-280kg, sold to 409c/kg and weaner heifers, 200-280kg, to 314c/kg.
Yearling Hereford steers, under 330kg, sold to 385c/kg and yearling heifers, 330-400kg, 288c/kg, and PTIC purebred cows to $1120.
Hereford cows with calves, under two months, made $2070 and Black Baldies $2050.
Black Baldy cows with older calves topped the yarding at $2650.
Unjoined Hereford cows, 3-10 years, with calves, from Coonamble, NSW, sold on AuctionsPlus to $2150 while PTIC Black Baldy cows, 3-11 years, from Tibooburra, sold to $1665 online.
At Roma prime cattle sale on November 3, steers over 550kg sold to 298c/kg while 400-550kg steers made to 290c/kg.
Heifers over 450kg made to 283c/kg while cows over 500kg peaked at 247c/kg.
This week’s Roma’s store cattle sale on Tuesday resulted in weaners under 220kg topping at 420c/kg and heavier steers, 220-280kg, reaching 414c/kg.
Yearling steers weighing 350-400kg reached 370c/kg and feeder steers, 400-550kg, sold to 358c/kg.
Hereford/Senepol cross trade heifers, 239kg, from Toobeah, Qld, sold on AuctionsPlus today for 366c/kg or $875 and Hereford cross backgrounder steers, 428kg, from Dalby, Qld, returned $1300.
PTIC Hereford cows, 3-7 years, from Cunnamulla, made $1300 on-line.
In Western Australian markets, Hereford feeder steers, 400kg plus, sold for 256c/kg or $1254 at Boyanup on November 4.
The MLA National Livestock Reporting Service quoted the Boyanup store sale as the dearest on record, with weighed weaner steers rising by 70c/kg and weighed weaner heifers jumping 100c/kg.
Yearling steers rose by 25c/kg and yearling heifers by 10c/kg.
In South Australian results, station mated Poll Hereford cows, 3-8 years, with calves, from Orroroo, sold for $1960 on AuctionsPlus and backgrounder Poll Hereford heifers, 249kg, from Port Augusta, made 365c/kg or $910.