NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 5050 Change -3929
The occasional pen of good quality sorts were consigned, with larger numbers of plainer western cattle penned. Overall, yarding numbers declined 45% with the short supply providing plenty of spirited buyer competition.
Steer calves gained up to 20c and good quality yearling steers added 12c/kg. Increased restocker buyer competition boosted light weight yearling heifer prices, while solid processor demand continued for medium weight yearling heifers. Steer calves sold to 362c and averaged 345c, while heifer calves made to 312c and averaged 289c/kg. Light weight yearling steers reached 346c and averaged between 312c and 336c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 326c and averaged 309c, up 6c, and those to restockers earned to 322c and averaged 292c, up 10c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 326c and averaged 315c, down 5c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock sold to 314c and averaged between 281c and 313c/kg. Those to southern processors reached 290c and averaged between 257c and 273c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed hit 284c and averaged 279c/kg. Those to processors made to 280c and averaged 253c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 245c and averaged 228c, while those to restockers earned to 228c and averaged 225c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows hit 263c and averaged 254c, down 1c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $1,160 and averaged $920/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report
Roma calves top 362c/kg
A total of 5050 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 362c/kg and averaged 328c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 322c/kg and averaged 307c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 332c/kg and averaged 307c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 326c/kg and averaging 311c/kg.
Elrose Family Trust, Elrose Station, Boulia, sold Charolais steers to 362c/kg for 135kg to return $488/head. The Charolais heifers sold to 312c for 147kg to return $460.
M Hoch, Lake Huffer, Aramac, sold Charolais-cross steers to 340c for 168kg to return $572. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 302c for 235kg to return $711.
Plainby Pastoral Co, Warbreccan, Stonehenge, sold Santa steers to 338c for 191kg to return $648.
Munaweena Partnership, Myall, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 332c for 312kg to return $1036. The Angus heifers sold to 314c for 285kg to return $896.
W & D Mundell, Lilyvale, Taroom, sold Angus-cross steers to 322c for 493kg to return $1590.
Warraco, Warra, Boulia, sold Santa-cross steers to 322c for 239kg to return $769.
Moorlands Grazing, Dumfries, Blackall, sold Santa steers to 318c for 250kg to return $795.
Bindebango Grazing Co, Bindebango, Bollon, sold Charolais steers to 316c for 525kg to return $1661.
West Farming, Loomeah, Roma, sold Hereford steers to 306c for 545kg to return $1671.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 280c/kg and averaged 256c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 314c/kg and averaged 253c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 314c/kg and averaged 268c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 312c/kg and averaged 284c/kg.
A & R Scott, Mayfield South, Roma, sold Santa heifers to 299c for 205kg to return $616.
Andrews Rural Holdings, Nardu, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 294c for 198kg to return $583.
R & S Hurford, Belgaum, St George, sold Simbrah-cross heifers to 284c for 328kg to return $934.
Noel & Joanne Dickson, The Lake, Aramac, sold Braford heifers to 258c for 274kg to return $709.
Cows over 500kg sold to 263c/kg and averaged 247c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 255c/kg and averaged 235c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 248c/kg and averaged 206c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $1160/unit and averaged $920.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 348c/kg and average 283c/kg.