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The best dogs were online this weekend …. not Perth

PUBLISHED Mon, 27 September 2021

The best dogs were online this weekend …. not PerthAs the Western Bulldogs did it tough in the AFL Grand Final on Saturday, the best and hardest “working” dogs were available through AuctionsPlus on the weekend, with very favorable results for vendors at the Lucindale (SA) and Geurie (NSW) working dog sales.

In SA, the Lucindale interfaced working dog sale was held, with buyers available to attend in person and online. The top result for the sale was lot 6, Josie – which sold to $29,000. Out of Englefield, Victoria. ”Josie” was a 2 year, 10-month-old, black and tan Kelpie bitch. Given the sale was held on the weekend of the AFL Grand Final, the aptly named “Bont” – a 30 months old male black and tan Kelpie sold to $13,000 and was described as “has a big engine and is always keen to shift sheep”.

For Lucindale, the average price for the sale finished at $9,964 for online purchases, with 8,104 catalogue views. Attending the sale, recently appointed AuctionsPlus Regional Agency Services Representative for SE South Australia and Western Victoria, Ellen Simpson, commented that “confidence and high prices are not just limited to the livestock sector, with the dogs purchased on the day a reflection of the skill and patience of the trainers”.

The largest of the two auctions for the weekend was the fittingly named, Geurie Golden Collar Working Dog Auction, which featured 51 dogs. The top price for the sale, at $30,100 went to lot 26, “Cabra Glebe Big – a 27-month-old male Border Collie. Overall, the Geurie sale reached an 83% clearance rate, with an average selling price of $6,561/dog. With the sale viewing available through the week prior, there was 22,087 catalogue views, with 162 active bidders across the sale and a total of 2,368 individual bids.

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Cattle

Steady supplies to hit sizzling market

It has been quite some time since the number of cattle offered on AuctionsPlus’ weekly commercial cattle sales was down on both the previous week and the corresponding week in 2020. With a catalogued 16,400 head across the Weaner & Yearling Sale 1, Weaner & Yearling Sale 2 and the Eastern States Cattle Sale, prices are expected to maintain those of recent week, especially for the lightest steer lines – which have been harder to find than an optimistic Wallabies supporter in recent weeks.

Machinery

AuctionsPlus Goondiwindi Clearing Sale surpasses $5 million dollar mark

This week results from a banner AuctionsPlus clearing sale held at Goondiwindi delivered excellent results for the vendor and is another clear indication of the once-in-a-generation confidence flowing through the Australian agricultural sector. The unreserved clearing sale for South Callandoon, 20km west of Goondiwindi, held as an online only auction on AuctionsPlus and facilitated by Andrew Jakins at Nutrien Ag Solutions Goondiwindi, grossed $5.154 million, with over 3,252 user logging into the sale.

Sheep & Lamb

Lured by lamb prices…or early start to spring supply surge?

Across the livestock sector late winter and early spring continually prove to be frenzied with stud sales and the surge of new season lambs injecting a wealth of activity across the board. For AuctionsPlus commercial sheep and lamb sales in the past three weeks, there has been a considerable surge in the total numbers offered online – which has been larger and earlier than in previous years.

Sheep & Lamb

Lamb numbers running 6-8 weeks early

After last week’s 53% jump in sheep and lamb offerings, exceeding 120,000 head, this week’s AuctionsPlus National Lamb and Sheep sales are set to reach 95,000 head – an increase of 17% on the corresponding week in 2020. With the inevitable spring supply surge developing, buyer interest will be very closely watched – especially across the heavily populated Merino wether lamb and crossbred lamb categories.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Cattle Comments - 03.09.21

It was another large offering of cattle through AuctionsPlus commercial cattle sales this week, with the 19,255 head offered up 16% on the previous week and 36% above the corresponding sale last year. There was a spring in the step of most of the young cattle lines this week, with high clearance rates and prices rising for seven of the ten categories. This week’s positive three-month rainfall outlook from the BOM will help to maintain the confidence across the market going forward, along with the outstanding results from another week of record bull sales.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Sheep & Lamb Comments - 03.09.21

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb offering increased by 53% this week, with a total of 120,638 head listed online. NSW offered 64% of the catalogue, as the anticipated surge in new season lambs finally hit the market. Central Western NSW was the top purchasing region this week, securing 16,006 head followed by the NSW Riverina and Northwest Victoria, which secured 15,828 and 12,429 head respectively.

Weekly Comments

Fortnightly Goat Comments - 03.09.21

Goat listings on AuctionsPlus increased by 23% during the past fortnight, totalling 6,270 head. The increase comes off the back of a strong offering this week, at 5,242 head, with the balance listed in the previous week. Western NSW offered the highest throughput, totalling 3,220 head, while southern and central Queensland listed a lower than usual volume, at only 842 head.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Wool Comments - 03.09.21

This week saw the re-opening of the Fremantle selling centre, after a week recess. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) dropped by 18c closing out the week at 1,332c/kg, or 976c/kg in US dollar terms. Supply rose this week, with 35,119 bales being offered, up 6,876 from last week. However, a passed in rate of 20.7% was recorded, up by 6% from last week, indicating that while supply has increased, demand has not followed. With lockdowns continuing to affect buyer’s ability to attend physical auction, the wool market may see continued setbacks until such time as these restrictions end.

Cattle

Offerings Rise up with Spring Warmth - AuctionsPlus Cattle Sales Friday 3rd September

Another full board of sales will be on offer across AuctionsPlus on Friday – with another surge in numbers across the three main commercial sales, with another 12 special or stud sales. Preliminary numbers have almost 19,000 head listed across Weaner & Yearling Sale 1 and Sale 2 and the Eastern States Cattle Sale. This is 33% above the same week last year and the largest weekly offering since late May 2021.

Sheep & Lamb

Lambs Flock to the last Commercial Sale of Winter

As the twilight of Winter closes in, warmer weather has signaled the dawn of spring and ignited a raft of new season lamb numbers onto the market. AuctionsPlus commercial sheep and lamb numbers recorded a 38% surge in listings from last week’s online offering to total 108,812 head.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Cattle Comments - 27.08.21

It was another massive week of records for the Australian cattle market, from the EYCI kicking higher, to amazing bull sales results. With another good offering of cattle this week, at 16,561 head, prices increased across the majority of the breeding lines, as supplies stayed very tight, while the clearance rates through the lighter steer and heifer categories remained high.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Sheep & Lamb Comments - 27.08.21

The AuctionsPlus weekly sheep and lamb offering increased by 2% this week, with a total of 78,857 head listed online. With winter drawing to a close and the spring selling season just around the corner, new season lambs continued to flock to the online market - making up 65% of the total offering this week.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Wool Comments - 27.08.21

This week only saw Melbourne and Sydney selling centres conducting auctions with Fremantle shutting down for the week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) rose 19c on Tuesday and then fell 4c on Wednesday, overall closing out the week up 15c at 1,350c/kg, or 978c/kg in US dollar terms. Supply fell for the second consecutive week with only 32,475 bales offered this week.

Cattle

Ready for some Spring heat - AuctionsPlus Cattle Sales Friday 27th August

Big results are expected across Friday’s AuctionsPlus cattle sales, with over 16,300 head being offered across the three main sales - Weaner & Yearling Sale 1 (9am EST), Weaner & Yearling Sale 2 (10am EST) and the Eastern States Cattle Sale (11am EST).

Sheep & Lamb

Ewe wouldn’t believe it! Australian White SIL ewes set a new record at $1,210

In today’s AuctionsPlus National Sheep sale, a line of 26 SIL Australian White ewes have again broke the record – selling for $1,210/head. This is the fourth time since June that this record has been broken, with the record rising $222 from the first record set on June 16th.

Sheep & Lamb

Sheep supplies steady into final week of winter

After last week’s 25% jump in supplies, largely led by a surge in new seasons lambs, AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb sale offerings are again higher this week, albeit only by 1,000 head. A total of 78,359 head of sheep and lambs are catalogued across the two sales with a combined total of 330 lots. The focus of attention continues to be towards the price and condition of the new season lambs coming through in the final week of winter – highlighted by the record results at physical markets last week.

Market Insights

Setting the Bar Higher: AuctionsPlus Commercial Sales Records

Unprecedented, robust and record-breaking. Three features which encompass the online commercial sheep, lamb, and cattle sales on AuctionsPlus so far in 2021. The unique combination of wet seasonal conditions, low national flock and herd numbers has resulted in record high restocker demand – pushing many categories to all time levels.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Cattle Comments - 20.08.21

It was another massive winter week of offerings through AuctionsPlus cattle sales, with prices up across all ten young cattle categories. With a final offering of 17,412 head for the week – up 10% on last week, AuctionsPlus has now offered over 100,000 head of cattle in the past six weeks - with the market continuing to be driven by unprecedented buyer confidence.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Sheep & Lamb Comments - 20.08.21

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings this week increased by 19,451 head – up 25% from the previous week, totalling 77,460 head. Compared to the same period in 2020, total listings for the week were 7% higher, with a steady increase in the number of new season lambs on offer.

Weekly Comments

Fortnightly Goat Comments - 20.08.21

Goat listings on AuctionsPlus over the last two weeks eased 13% from the previous fortnight, totalling 5,081 head. The sale on August 10 carried most of the numbers, with 3,472 head offered, while the following Tuesday sale on August 17, had 1,609 head. New South Wales was the largest listing state, accounting for 83% of the catalogue, with most being offered from western NSW.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Wool Comments - 20.08.21

The wool market has continued its downward trend this week. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) closed at 1,332c/kg on Tuesday, a 40c drop from the previous week’s performance while a slight increase of 3c was seen on Wednesday to close out selling week 7 on a positive note at 1,335c/kg greasy, or 970c/kg in US dollar terms.

Cattle

All Hands On Deck - AuctionsPlus Cattle Sales Friday 20th August

It is set to be a huge Friday for AuctionsPlus cattle sales, with a total of 13 auctions and over 17,500 head of cattle on offer. For the weekly commercial sales, the Eastern States Cattle Sale will have 164 lots offered, while the two Weaner and Yearling Sales will present 332 lots – approximately 17,002 head across the three sales. With another nine feature and stud sales and the regular Tasmanian Cattle Auction, there is sure to be plenty of actions throughout the day.

Cattle

Unique sexed PTIC heifer offering set to bring plenty of attention

This week's Eastern State Cattle Sale, commencing Friday 11am (EST) will see a unique offering across four lots - which is sure to bring plenty of attention from all sections of the market. As part of a larger offering, Shacorrahdalu Angus, Jugiong, will offer 96 PTIC Angus heifers across four lots as PTIC with foetal sexed embryos – two male lots and two female lots.

Sheep & Lamb

Is this the Start of the Spring Supply Surge?

Close to 75,000 head will be offered across Tuesdays’ AuctionsPlus National Lamb and National Sheep sales tomorrow – up 28%, or 16,968 head on the previous week. With the smell of football finals and warmer days in late winter, also comes the first influx of spring lambs – with this weeks’ increase in offerings a very likely prelude to additional supplies in coming weeks.

Market Insights

Wagga Working Dog Auction - $34,000 for a spud!

The Wagga working dog auction held on Saturday August 14 sparked a huge amount of online interest at both the pre-auction bidding and live auction, which was interfaced on AuctionsPlus. An overall fantastic result was achieved for the sale, with the auction averaging $8,773 per dog, with a top price of $34,000.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Cattle Comments - 13.08.21

AuctionsPlus cattle offerings this week totaled 15,775 head – which was 19% lower on last weeks’ 10 week high of 19,477 head. Seasonally offerings were still well above the corresponding week last year, up 42.6%, with overall average clearance rates remaining very strong even in the wake of the higher annual numbers.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Sheep & Lamb Comments - 13.08.21

AuctionsPlus sheep and lamb listings slipped this week, down 6% to 58,009 head. Despite some price fluctuation seen across the range of sales this week, lamb categories continued to experience higher prices, with four of the six indicative categories rising, while the majority of joined ewe categories registered falls.

Weekly Comments

Weekly Wool Comments - 13.08.21

This week saw selling centres return to auction after a three-week recess with the first week back seeing significant price decreases. The AWEX Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) closed out at 1,380c/kg on Tuesday, a 48c drop from prior to the recess.

Cattle

Too High to Resist - AuctionsPlus Cattle Sales Friday 13th August

While Friday the 13th may be an omen in some instances, it is expected to be all good news for tomorrow’s ten AuctionsPlus cattle sales. Large offerings again for the weekly Weaner and Yearling sale has seen it split into two sales, with the northern focused offerings in sale 1 commencing at 9am (EST), while sale 2 kicks off at 10am (EST).