Off the Rails - Market Highlight
Spring Feature Store Cattle Sale
Friday 9th December 2016
2500 + 700 progeny (1800 + progeny)
Good end to a great year
There was a big crowd and plenty of quality cattle for the final store sale for 2016 with the market still very strong. At the last store sale in 2014, prices had almost doubled from the previous 12 months and now at the end of 2016 it’s a very different story again. Although the market has come off the boil slightly from the high prices experienced throughout the year it’s still streets ahead of where it was 12 months ago.
Yearling steers sold to $1420, up from $1340 last sale, for Droughtmaster/Droughtmaster x steers (pictured above left) sold by LMK on account MJ & RN O’Neill. They were 12-16 months, Clonara DM stud (Surat, QLD) blood, well grown, excellent temperament and feedlot suitable weights. Other highlights included:
EU accredited Speckle Park vealer steers (pictured above middle) sold by CP on account DR & PJ Gowing made $1150;
Limousin x steers, 7 months by Stockmans stud bulls and sold by IML on account Matapouri Pastoral Co, Enfield North made $1180;
Angus yearling steers sold by DCM on account CMP & N Nalder made $1220;
EU accredited Angus and Angus x steers, 12-14 months, all by top Angus sires and suited to all markets sold to $1265 and were sold by IML on account the breeder, Quirindi; and
Vendor bred Angus and Angus x steers (pictured above right), 10-12 months in fresh condition, sold by B&S on account J O’Brien made $1280.
This time 12 months ago steers sold to $1155 and at the Dec 2014 sale the top steers made $680.
Yearling heifers sold to $1200 ($1380 last sale) for Angus heifers (pictured below left) sold by LMK on account Roseby Farming. Other highlights included:
Limousin x heifers, 7 months, by Stockmans bulls sold by IML on account Matapouri made to $960;
Outstanding quality, EU accredited Hereford heifers, 8-11 months, sold by LMK sold to $960; and
EU accredited Angus heifers, 12-14 months, all by top sires sold by IML on account the breeder, Quirindi sold to $1155.
This time 12 months ago heifers sold to $1000 and at the December 2014 sale the top price was $625.
COWS/HEIFERS & CALVES
Cows and calves sold to $2700 ($2725 last sale) with one regular buyer saying that the cow job started cheaper but improved by the end of the sale despite big numbers. Highlights included:
Ex stud Angus cows (picture above middle), 6 years, from Bronmar and Larrikin in forward to fat condition and PTIC sold by PPA on account P & G Baker made $2450;
Crossbred cows and calves, 3rd CAF by Angus bull and re-joined, sold by PPA on account Clarke Ag sold to $2240;
Large frame Angus and Angus x Brangus cows (pictured above right), 4-7 years, CAF 1-3 months by stud Angus bulls and re-joined sold by DCM on account IBS made $2160;
Hereford cows, 4-7 years, CAF 2-5 months sold by LMK on account Reedy Creek Herefords sold to $2050;
Charolais cows and calves, CAF 3-4 months and cows re-joined sold by ELD on account Williams made $2025; and
Angus cows with 1st CAF, 1-3 months and re-joined sold by DCM on account N & K Lennon made $2000.
This time 12 months ago the best cows and calves made $2025 and at the last store sale for 2014 cows and calves sold to $1025. The top price for cows and calves in 2016 was just over $3000.
We thank all our clients for your support over 2016 and look forward to seeing you at TRLX in 2017.
First prime sale – Monday 9th January
First store sale – Friday 13th January
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NEXT STORE SALE
13th January, 2017