Yarding 4456 Change -3193
The recent onset of extreme hot weather has restricted the movement of stock, with numbers reducing significantly by 42pc.
Overall quality of the yearling steers was below the standard of the previous week. A fair panel of buyers were in attendance with several restockers looking on with intention.
Prices reduced by a further 10c to 12c/kg on the yearling steers however a large part of this reduction was a direct result of the quality presented.
Despite the seasonal outlook, light weight yearling heifers were in demand and regained some of the previous week’s losses. A small sample of heavy grown steers experienced very little change however all classes of cows continued to lose ground by a further 9c to 20c/kg.
A small sample of steer calves returned to the paddock at 401c with some to 410c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 400c with a large sample averaging 373c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 360c, to average 348c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to 342.2c with most in the low 330c/kg range. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 352c, with a large sample averaging 341c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 315c and made to 333c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 302c, to average 301c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 206c and made to 220c/kg. Good heavy cows made to the very occasional 248c, with most close to 239c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 261c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
A total of 4456 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday. Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 400c/kg and averaged 352c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 399c/kg and averaged 363c/kg.
Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 400c/kg and averaged 361c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 366c/kg and averaged 334c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 342c/kg and averaging 310c/kg.
Sheales Pastoral Co, Mahrigong, Winton, sold Santa steers to 400c/kg for 294kg to return $1178.
Mayne Pastoral, Coolamon, Dulacca, sold Charolais-cross steers to 399c/kg for 250kg to return $1000.
The McQueen Family, Strathfillan, Winton, sold Bradford-cross steers to 394c/kg for 270kg to return $1064.
Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville, sold Santa steers to 394c/kg for 265kg to return $1044.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Oakwood, Mitchell, sold cross breed steers to 388c/kg for 308kg to return $1198. The cross breed heifers sold to 330c/kg for 267kg to return $882.
Glenorie Grazing, Glenorie, Morven, sold Angus-cross steers to 388c/kg for 245kg to return $951.
Munnaweena Partnership, Myall, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 384c/kg for 294kg to return $1130. The Brahman-cross heifers sold to 340c/kg for 285kg to return $971.
E.J & C.F Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross to 380c/kg for 282kg to return $1075. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 326c/kg for 253kg to return $827. Wallabella, Wallumbilla, sold Red Brangus steers to 372c/kg for 308kg to return $1148.
Bryant Family Grazing, Cunnyana, Mitchell, sold Charolais-cross steers to 368c/kg for 247kg to return $910. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 310c/kg for 285kg to return $886.
S.D & M.J Russell, Willara, Augathella, sold Charolais steers to 360c/kg for 310kg to return $1116. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 333c/kg for 320kg to return $1066. M.D & C.R Redgen, The Rockies, Roma, sold Red Angus-cross steers to 360c/kg for 290kg to return $1044.
Ridgelands Grazing Co, Ridgelands, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 337c/kg for 475kg to return $1604.
Lunar Pastoral Company, Weeallah, St George, sold Charbray-cross steers to 330c/kg for 423kg to return $1397. The Angus heifers sold to 350c/kg for 256kg to return $897.
Gwenbrook Farms, Gwenbrook, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 322c/kg for 400kg to return $1288.
T.E O’Brien, Tyrone, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 316c/kg for 505kg to return $1599.
Fleetwood Grazing Co, Fleetwood, Aramac, sold Brahman steers to 286c/kg for 404kg to return $1156.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 321c/kg and averaged 287c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 340c/kg and averaged 308c/kg. Heifers in the 220- 280kg range topped at 350c/kg and averaged 319c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 388c/kg and averaged 324c/kg.
Brett & Sandy Southern, Neabul Downs, St George, sold Angus heifers to 350c/kg for 227kg to return $797.
D.K & C.F Hogan, Belingra, St George, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 324c/kg for 337kg to return $1093.
Nixon Pastoral Co, Wyoming, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 311c/kg for 343kg to return $1069.
Cows over 500kg sold to 248c/kg and averaged 236c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 231c/kg and averaged 221c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 224c/kg and averaged 207c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1375/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 410c/kg and averaged 301c/kg.
Sources: NLRS, Roma Saleyards