Roma’s first store cattle sale in three weeks yesterday saw quality lines of cattle sell to very strong rates, according to NLRS reporter Martin Bunyard.
Agents yarded 6677 of mixed quality cattle, many from local areas such as Roma, Injune, Mitchell and Wallumbilla, while cattle from further west and north such as Charleville, Aramac and McKinlay were also consigned following the re-opening of the Mitchell Bridge late last week.
Quality cattle sold well while plainer sorts maintained the previous sale’s prices.
The majority of cattle offered were in the medium to heavy weight range.
All the usual buyers were present with Darling Downs feedlot buyers more active.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 198c/kg and averaging 186c/kg, while steers in the 350-400kg range reached 223c/kg and averaged 189c/kg and steers in the 280-350kg range reached 241c/kg and averaged 207c/kg.
Weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 255c/kg and averaged 214c/kg, while weaners under 220kg topped at 259c/kg and averaged 228c/kg.
Ron Gosso, Wongamere, Morven, sold Droughtmaster steers to 259c for 173kg to return $450.
The Macrae family, Dalkeith, Jackson, sold Santa-cross steers to 255c and averaged 235c for 273kg to make $642.
Institutional Investments, Toarki, Roma, sold Brangus steers to 240c and averaged 223c for 304kg to return $680.
Harland and Humphries, Gladys Downs, Injune, sold Charolais steers to 236c for 320kg to make $757.
The Coggan family, Sherwood, Injune, sold Santa-cross steers to 234c for 296kg to make $694.
The Taylor family, Lying Downs, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 232c for 302kg to return $702.
The Pobar family, Charlton, Roma, sold Brangus-cross steers to 229c for 256kg to make $588.
Shane Mills, Woomblebank, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 222c for 345kg to make $768. He also sold Charolais heifers to 210c for 268kg to return $564.
Rosemary Ford, Hillcrest, Muckadilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 205c for 389kg to make $798.
The Cloherty family, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa steers to 198c for 406kg to make $805.
The Cormack family, Crystalbook, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais steers to 193c for 482kg to return $931.
Frank and Margot Bode, Bercol Plains, McKinlay, sold Brahman-cross steers to 192c/kg for 331kg to return $637.
Maxvale Pastoral Co, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster steers to 191c for 472kg to make $904.
China State Farms, Noella Station, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster steers to 191c for 467kg to return $894.
Geoff Nicol, Ninderra, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 190c for 497kg to return $946.
The Wehl family, Ravenswood, Aramac, sold Droughtmaster steers to 190c for 452kg to make $860.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 200c and averaged 176c.
Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 222c/kg and averaged 185c/kg.
Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 226c/kg and averaged 199c/kg, while
heifers under 220kg topped at 220c/kg and averaged 205c/kg.
The Murphy family, Prairie Flats, Charleville, sold Charbray heifers to 217c and averaged 204c for 218kg to return $446.
The Graham family, Kidston, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 210c for 24kg to make $618.
The Young family, Munaweena, Mitchell, sold Brangus heifers to 201c for 338kg to return $680.
Wyndalma Grazing Partnership, Roma, sold Santa heifers to 199c for 321kg to make $640.
Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell, sold Santa heifers to 195c for 351kg to return $686.
Cows over 500kg hit 180c and averaged 153c, while cows 400-500kg topped at 170c and averaged 145c. Cows in the 300-400kg range made 154c and averaged 127c.
Cows and Calves sold to $1100/unit and averaged $886.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 230c to average 176c.
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