Cattle numbers from Queensland held firm to see 2696 head offered on AuctionsPlus last week. Light restocker heifers from Queensland under 280kg, sold from 196c to 242c, averaging 242c, down 34c on the previous week. Steers under 280kg from Queensland sold from 213c to 337c to average 299c.
The top priced line of heifers was a mob of 9 to 12-month-old, 256kg Angus heifers from Goondiwindi. The top priced steers sold to a buyer in Geelong, VIC, and were seven to 10-month-old 227kg Angus weaners also from Goondiwindi.
Feeder stock continue to draw buyer interest, with a line of 360kg Angus cross steers from Millmerran selling for 310c, and 334kg Angus feeder heifers from Dulacca sold for 242c.
Proven breeders sold nationally from $810 to $1400, averaging $1045. Three-year-old Droughtmaster cows weighing 462kg and PTIC to Simmental, Charolais and Droughtmaster bulls from Rolleston sold for $1200, while two to three-year-old joined Charbray cows from Kynuna sold for $1160
Sheep numbers from Queensland rose by 3000 head online last week to see 6324 sheep and lambs offered. Merino wether lambs and hoggets from Queensland sold from $80.50 to $120, to average $101. The top price was shared by two lines - nine to 12-month-old 45kg wethers from Ilfracombe, and one to three-year-old 50kg woolgrowers from Hughenden, which sold to a buyer in Bendigo, VIC.
Other Queensland highlights included Feb/Mar '19 drop new season Dorper mixed sex lambs from Morven selling for $145. Scanned in-lamb and station mated Merino ewes nationally sold from $75 to $301, averaging $196, seeing six-year-old station mated ewes from Quilpie selling for $141.
Processor activity continued online last week, with a large line of 1700 24kg dw, four to seven-year-old Merino wethers from Wanaaring, NSW with a 1 inch skin selling for 609c/kg dress weight or $145.