NLRS re-commences reporting AuctionsPlus

01 September 2015

As of this week, MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service has 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% last week, with 6,053 head offered.

  • Light vealer steers averaged 416¢ and topped at 489¢/kg lwt
  • 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 $2,751 and in Emerald 12-40 month old unjoined F4 heifers made $1,820/head.

 Click here to view the full AuctionsPlus cattle report, which will be published on the MLA website each Tuesday. Sheep reports will be available on Thursdays.

Alternatively, contact to have the reports emailed to you each week via the NLRS subscription service.

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