This week saw highlights in the market on all fronts.
Young prime cattle for the butcher market punched through 370c live weight at Quoiba on Wednesday, while spring sucker lambs have also gone to new heights of approximately 650c dressed weight at Quoiba on Monday with butchers keen to secure quality for their shop fronts.
Mutton is very keenly sought after in all markets at present with many mutton orders or quotas needing product to fill contracts.
Yesterday we conducted a very successful King Island Cattle Sale with 1,286 cattle sold to average $1,286 on the island. To give credit where credit is due, the breeders presented an excellent offering of yearling cattle with some highlight sales.
Sustainable Ag 132 Angus steers, rising 2 yrs $1,700
B D & L J Thorne 93 Angus steers, 14 months $1,480
B D & L J Thorne 100 Angus steers, 14 months $1,370
King Isle Farms 25 Angus steers, 14 months $1,420
G J Lynch 11 Murray Grey x heifers $1,400
I & K Smith 32 Hereford steers $1,290
I & N Loane 19 Angus steers $1,380
I & N Loane 15 Angus heifers $1,270
This morning Roberts offered on AuctionsPlus:
Account: Benham Tasmania – 185 Landfall blood Angus steers, ‘Forward contract’, for January delivery to realize 364.7c p/kg live weight.
Account: WR Baxter & Son – sold 16 Landfall blood Angus heifers; 383kg/$1,433 and 50 heifers 335kg/$1,372 or 409c p/kg live weight.
Next week Powranna Store Cattle Sale – Thursday 12 Noon.
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