Quality was superior and the market was stronger than the recent previous weeks. All buyers were present and operating with additional buyers from the south chasing quality feeder cattle who purchased an exceptional run of black EU weaners headed for South Australia to be finished.
Many pens were painted-out assortments allowing buyers to be selective throughout the process to fill their quotas as they were all present and operating. An example of quality being rewarded was four pens of steers averaging 450kg making to 396.2c to average 355c/kg.
All buyers were present and operating. Quality was average to good across the board. Prices generally were back possibly due to the Anzac day holiday.
Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating. Although overall prices were slightly back. The looming first frost is the motivator for early weaning.
The yards were buzzing as buyers anticipated the possible purchase opportunity with the huge yarding of 10,422 head at the Roma Store sale, the final sale prior to Easter.
All buyers were in attendance and operating in a very strong market.
Onlookers were plenty, due to a conference to combat the Pimelea weed today at the Roma Store Sale where numbers were down 275 to yard 5,865 head.
Recent rain must have been the motivator for the buyers at Roma Store sale with a robust yarding of 8136 head, a lift over 3500 head on last week.
Quality was surprisingly solid with the minority showing any signs the effect of the dry summer, however rain has still been patchy throughout the area.
Medium and light weight yearling steers dominated the market with active restockers in attendance after some scattered showers improving morale.