A big draft of one mark, pastoral bred whiteface heifers topping the Dubbo store sale was a highlight for the breed in the week’s markets.
The run of 300 spring 2015-drop heifers were consigned by Mutooroo Pastoral Company, Quinyambie Station, Broken Hill, NSW, to Dubbo on November 24.
They weighed 265 to 475kg to average 351kg at 10-12 months of age.
Martin Simmonds, Elders Dubbo, said the draft sold for 300-360c/kg to average $1150.
“The lighter end topped the sale on a cents per kilogram basis and sold to restockers from Bourke as future breeders,’’ Mr Simmonds said.
“The heavier end went to the export works of O’Connor’s in Victoria and to Westside Meats for a trade kill.
“The balance sold to Landmark Bourke, which secured half the run and paid the top price of 360c/kg.
“The heavy end at 475kg sold for 300c/kg or $1425 to top the market.’’
Mr Simmonds said the next draft of autumn 2016-drop calves from Mutooroo Pastoral would be offered in Dubbo in March.
In Gippsland on Friday, the Bairnsdale store sale resulted in Graeme Hine, Hine Vegetables, Wuk Wuk, selling 18-month-old Hereford steers, 485kg, for $1720 through Elders Bairnsdale.
In the female pens, J & R Valentine, Maffra, Vic, sold Hereford cows and calves to a top of $1880 through Sharp Fullgrabe.
Cows, 5-6 years, with calves from Yackandandah, Vic, topped at $2150 on AuctionsPlus on Friday,
Backgrounder steers, 12-14 months, 245kg, from Armidale, NSW, made 440c/kg or $1080 also on AuctionsPlus. Backgrounder heifers, 291kg, from Guyra, NSW, made $1060 or 364c/kg.
Feeder heifers, 14-16 months, 301kg, from Merriwa, NSW, sold on-line for 333c/kg or $1005.
In Black Baldy results, mixed sex backgrounders, 12-14 months, 231kg, from Chinchilla, Qld, made 359c/kg on AuctionsPlus, while cows, 6-8 years, with calves, from Balaklava, SA, sold for $2160.
Black Baldy heifers, 24-25 months, with calves, made $2080.
In Hereford cross prices, Red Angus/Poll Hereford cows, 8-9 years, and calves, from Copping, Tasmania, sold for $1800 on-line.
Hereford/Droughtmaster cows, 2.5-3 years, and calves, from Glen Innes, NSW, fetched $1900 while Hereford/Santa Gertrudis future breeders, 14-17 months, from Bundarra, NSW, sold for $1205.
In northern prime markets, bullocks and heavy steers remained fully firm at Toowoomba on November 21.
Bullocks topped at 299c/kg with heavy steers reaching 310c/kg to average 293c/kg.
At Roma store sale the following day, weaners under 220kg topped at 426c/kg while steers in the 350-400kg range reached 360c/kg.
At Dalby on November 23, medium and heavyweight yearling steers to feed averaged 315c/kg while heavy grown steers and bullocks made to 314c/kg.
In NSW at SELX Yass on Friday, a reduced yarding resulted in steers topping out at $1320 to average $1057 and heifers averaging $1055.
Coming up this week is a feature line of 400 steers and 50 heifers from Michael and Anna Coughlan, Tarabah Livestock Company, Mt Narra Narra Station, Holbrook.
The EU accredited draft of one-mark calves, 9-10 months, are Wirruna blood and yard weaned with weights of 200-300kg.
The line will be offered at the NLVX Wodonga store sale on December 1.