Most buyers were in operation in a market varied according to quality. Feedlot entry weight steers, many of which were bought in the heavier specifications, made to 286c to average 280c/kg.
Quality ranged from very good to poor as some cattle presented were from drought affected areas.
Drought affected South Australian cattle were presented with opportunities for those with grass to capture a margin and some heading straight to feed.
Numbers were the same as last week at Roma Store sale in a market that was full of assorted quality ranging from the drought affected cattle from NSW to lines of excellent assisted steers passed in with no bid.
It was a widely ranging market with lots showing the effects of the dry season from Western Queensland and NSW through to quality feed assisted stock
Despite supply and demand pushing prices at times, the market was still back on last week in particular on lesser quality pens.
Several consignments of young cattle were yarded from drought affected properties in NSW topping up the numbers for Roma Store Sale to 9,021 head, almost 6,000 up on week.
Young light weight yearling steers and heifers continued to experience very strong support from restockers. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed met very solid demand and this trend flowed onto the heifer portion.
All buyers, including several restockers, were operating offering plenty of competition as the prices held firm or stronger in places due to the recent rain.
Average prices for young cattle eased in places due to the large yarding, however quality lines continued to secure strong prices