Boy­anup re­port

Countryman - - LIVESTOCK -

Boy­anup’s store on Jan­uary 4 was a sale of two parts.

There were 1123 cat­tle of­fered by live weight and 394 head of­fered by ap­praisal. The last com­pa­ra­ble sale was held on De­cem­ber 21.

The notable change was a large con­tin­gent of spec­ta­tors backed up by an in­creased num­ber of buy­ers, par­tic­u­larly for weaner cat­tle. They in­cluded gra­ziers back­grounders and feed­lots.

The beef bred weaner steers sold from 250¢ to 348¢ av­er­age 282¢ to be 10¢/kg dearer than the last store sale. The beef bred weaner heifers made from 220¢ to 302¢ to av­er­age 269¢, 30¢/kg dearer. The beef in­flu­enced An­gus cross Friesian feeder steers gained 5¢, sell­ing from 160¢ to 224¢ to av­er­age 210¢/kg.

It was a strong sale, con­sid­er­ing live ex­port com­pe­ti­tion was ab­sent that had propped up the pre­vi­ous store sale. The heav­ier Friesian feeder steers were off the pace marginally, eas­ing 8c as they sold from 180¢ to 222¢ to av­er­age 197¢/kg.

About 400 head of ap­praisal cat­tle were penned.

They pre­dom­i­nantly com­prised a dis­per­sal of young well bred An­gus PTIC heifers and cows that av­er­aged near $1800/head for two-year-old heifers. Those that had calved twice made $1700 and ma­ture types sold for $1500/head.

The Friesian cat­tle were mainly light weight steers in score 2 con­di­tion and in the main these didn't ex­pe­ri­ence the er­ratic trend of up and down val­ues.

The 16 plus months sold at $750/head to re­main firm.

The 12 to 15 months sold from $570 to $680 to av­er­age $600/head, re­main­ing firm.

The 6 to 12 months sold from $400 to $465 to av­er­age $450, eas­ing $50, while the un­der 6 months made pri­mar­ily from $300 to $420 to av­er­age $385, up $25/head.

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