1127 Steers to $1360
740 heifers $1173
46 PTIC cows to $1350
SEVERAL large lines of quality Angus weaners were offered at Naracoorte’s monthly store sale on Thursday last week, with steers selling $80-$100 better than expected, according to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen’s Ashley Braun.
Mr Braun said it confirmed confidence in the cattle market was still around, with producers just waiting for those elusive opening rains.
Steers sold to strong competition. Teys Australia and Thomas Foods International battled it out with local restockers for a limited offering of heavier feeder steers with weights of 370 kilograms plus.
Overall, steers 400kg+ made $2.72 -$3.15/kg; 350-400kg+ $2.92-$3.25/kg; 300-350kg $3.08-$3.35/kg and less than 300kg from $3.11-$3.87/kg
Heifers 350-400kg made $2.84-$2.98kg; 300-350kg $2.84-$3.10/kg; and less than 300kg $2.72-$3.03/kg.
Teys Austalia bought 94 steers, including the day’s sale toppers, a draft of 11 Angus cross steers, April/May 2014 drop, av 449kg, sold a/c JH Ryan & Son at $1360 or $3.03/kg and a second draft of the Ryan family’s Angus cross steers, av 496kg, at $1350 or $2.72/kg.
A draft of 16 May 2015 drop Duck Island blood Angus and Angus cross steers, Pasture Certified Assurance Scheme accredited, av 381kg at $1210 or $3.18/kg sold a/c Gunyah Trust were bought by Teys Australia, also buying 18 Coolana and Lancaster blood, April/May 2015 drop Angus steers, av 371kg, at $1205 or $3.25/kg sold a/c Gilbrae Pastoral Co, Coonalpyn.
Thomas Foods International bought 21 Granite Ridge blood Angus steers av 423.3kg at $1333 or $3.15/kg sold a/c DJ&VG Bator, as well as 18 European Union accredited Pathfinder blood Angus steers, February/March 2015 drop, av 400kg, at $1272 or $3.18/kg sold a/c the Bowyer Family Trust, Powerscourt, Robe.
Eldra Pastoral sold 24 Eldra and Bendulla blood weaned Hereford steers, av 357kg, March/April 2015 drop, EU and PCAS accredited at $1140 or $3.19/kg to O’Connor & Graney, Mt Gambier.
Global Rural sold five PCAS accredited Charolais steers, av 406kg, at $1240 or $3.05/kg to Landmark Naracoorte, and a second draft of lighter, September/October 2015 drop steers, av 242kg, at $900 or $3.72/kg.
Steers weighing 300-350 sold to good demand, consistently hitting the high $3.20/kg mark, with steers under 300kg making up to $3.87/kg.
Napier Pastoral, Willalooka, sold 247 weaned Stoney Point and Dunoon blood Angus steers, August/September 2015 drop with weights from 328-227kg for an average of $904. Their top draft, av 328kg, sold at $1060 or $3.23/kg to Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson, while a lighter draft av 230kg sold at $890 or $3.87/kg to Elders Strathalbyn.
Napier also sold their complete drop of 239 Angus heifers, with weights ranging from 306-214kg, for an average of $749, the top draft av 306kg selling at $920 or $3/kg to Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen.
Swiss Australian Farms, Western Flat, sold 277 weaned Temania blood Angus steers, August/September 2015 drop, with weights from 336-281kg, for an average of $1014. The top draft av 336kg sold to Chay & Merrett at $1090 or $3.24/kg, a lighter draft av weight 291kg, sold at $1000 or $3.44/kg to PPH&S.
Childerley Park Props sold nine Coorong Designer Angus and Woonallee blood Angus/Simmental steers, EU accredited, September/October 2015 drop, av 297kg, at $923 or $3.11/kg to Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson, Lucindale.
DH Prosser & Son, Kyeema, Marcollat, sold a draft of 112 Duck Island blood weaned Angus steers, EU and PCAS accredited, August/September 2015 drop, with weights from 321-279kg, for an average of $1015. Their top draft av 321kg sold at $1070 or $3.33/kg.
The Prosser family also sold 98 EU and PCAS accredited Angus heifers, weights from 311-272kg, averaging $872, the top draft av 311kg, sold at $950 or $3.05/kg.
GB&RE Hage sold 45 Sterita Park blood Angus steers, August/September 2015 drop, EU and PCAS accredited, the top draft av 305kg selling at $1005 or $3.30/kg to Landmark Naracoorte.
Poltalloch Pastoral sold 14 EU accredited, weaned Coolana Black Simmental blood Simmental/Angus steers, April-May 2015 drop, av 314kg at $970 or $3.09/kg to Mingbool Station, Mingbool. Their second draft of 5 Angus cross steers, av 368kg sold at $1140 or $3.10/kg to Landmark Naracoorte.
Quality lines of heifers sold above $100-$150 expectations, with the biggest representation of heifers yarded weighing less than 300kg.
Thomas Foods International paid the top price for a draft of 14 Granite Ridge blood Angus heifers av 383.6kg heifers at $1173 or $2.98/kg sold a/c DJ&VG Bator.
Spence Dix & Co led the charge buying over 250 heifers including 13 PCAS accredited Angus cross heifers av 264kg at $775 or $2.94/kg a/c IM&JA Pfitzner; 24 weaned Coolana blood Angus heifers, July/August 2015 drop av 290kg at $850 or $2.93/kg a/c Treetop Estate Pty Ltd and 10 EU accredited May 2015 drop Angus heifers av 303kg at $905 or $2.99/kg a/c AD&DC Ashby.
Landmark Naracoorte bought more than 60 heifers including a draft of PCAS accredited Charolais heifers, September/October 2015, av 370kg, at $1050 or $2.84/kg a/c Global Rural Pastoral; 15 March/April drop Charolais heifers, av 346kg, at $1025 or $2.96/kg a/c Moyhal Pastoral Co; 17 weaned Wimberina blood Angus heifers, March/April 2015 drop, av 292kg at $880 or $3.01/kg a/c Jerowen Park.
Eldra Pastoral sold 23 PCAS and EU accredited Eldra and Bendulla blood weaned Hereford heifers, March/April 2015 drop av 316kg at $930 or $2.94/kg to Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson, who also bought a draft of 25 weaned Angus and Angus cross heifers, April/May 2015 drop, at $960 or $2.99/kg a/c Est L. Morutto, Bray.
JH Ryan sold 16 PCAS accredited Angus heifers, August/September 2015 av 336kg at $1020 or $3.04/kg to Elders Lucindale.
There were 46 PTIC cows offered by the one vendor, Swiss Australian Farms, Western Flat, the top draft of 18 2009 drop Coolana/Booroomooka and Stoney point blood Angus cows, PTIC to TeMania Angus sires, to calve July-September 2016, was bought by Chay & Merrett, Millicent at $1350, who also bought a second draft at $1275. Pinkerton Palm Hamlyn & Steen bought a draft of 2010 drop PTIC cows at $1300.
‘A very strong sale, selling to recent rates, most cattle coming from areas north of Naracoorte – the last chance to buy before the rain’ was the quote from Thomas DeGaris & Clarkson agent, Darren Maney, adding that the region is going into a winter with a serious shortage of cattle numbers - the likes of which we haven’t seen for 25 years,
Naracoorte Combined Agents would like to advise vendors and buyers of the new starting time of 11am for their monthly store sales, commencing May.