NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 9179 Change -1417
A mix of good quality cattle and sorts from western regions were penned. Yarding numbers remained high with good numbers of local weaner steers and heifers consigned. Large numbers of restocker buyers were at the sale, while competition remained solid between the usual panel of feedlot buyers.
Cows and calves sold to $1430 and averaged $1087/unit. Steer calves sold to 354c and averaged 334c, up 28c, while heifer calves hit 290c and averaged 276c, up 7c/kg. Light weight yearling steers topped at 330c and averaged 311c, while slightly heavier sorts topped at 320c and averaged 306c, up 10c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed earned to 308c and averaged 276c, down 12c, and those returning to the paddock made to 326c and averaged 301c, up 9c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 314c and averaged 286c, down 3c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restocker buyers made to 294c and averaged between 257c and 278c/kg. Those to feedlot buyers hit 242c and averaged 226c, down 18c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 270c and averaged 239c, down 7c, while those to restockers hit 294c and averaged 260c, up 8c/kg. Grown steers to feed reached 276c and averaged between 261c and 268c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows topped at 235c and averaged 219c, down 5c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows made to 254c and averaged 245c, up 7c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma calves hit 354c/kg
A total of 9179 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 354c/kg and averaged 311c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 307c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 329c/kg and averaged 293c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 304c/kg and averaged 279c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 314c/kg and averaging 291c/kg.
Duthie Park Grazing Co, Duthie Park, Blackall, sold Santa-cross steers to 338c/kg for 240kg to return $814/head.
P & C Britton, Fairview Station, Winton, sold Santa-cross steers to 338c for 168kg to return $570.
Brad Howe, Aberdean, Yuleba, sold Santa-cross steers to 329c for 286kg to return $942.
E & D Connolly, Tetalga, Roma, sold Santa steers to 321c for 237kg to return $761.
D & K McDonald, Wyrapa, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster steers to 318c for 295kg to return $941.
Ryan Brothers, Carlow Station, Blackall, sold Santa steers to 318c for 272kg to return $867.
T & J York, Piccadilly, Wallumbilla, sold Simmental-cross steers to 314c for 485kg to return $1523.
D & C Collinson, Gubberamunda, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 314c for 266kg to return $838. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 278c for 303kg to return $843.
M, T, & J Kehl, Hillview, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 314c for 246kg to return $775.
J McDonald, Ashling, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 312c for 310kg to return $969.
S & V Tennyson, The Pines, Miles, sold Angus-cross steers to 310c for 251kg to return $779. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 260c for 205kg to return $533.
Wyndalma Grazing Partnership, Wyndella, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 304c for 200kg to return $608.
Brian & Lis Murray, Yarrum, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 308c for 429kg to return $1324.
Jimmy Ford, Eden Hope, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 302c for 462kg to return $1398.
Wilson Grazing, Redbank, Mitchell, sold Braford steers to 302c for 420kg to return $1269.
Bryce Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 302c for 342kg to return $1033. The Charolais-cross heifers topped at 294c for 330kg to return $973.
R Oldfield & Co, Wandsworth Station, Yaraka, sold Santa steers to 294c for 290kg to return $853.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 253c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 294c/kg and averaged 240c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 276c/kg and averaged 243c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 290c/kg and averaged 252c/kg.
L & H McKay, Cynthia Downs, St George, sold Santa heifers to 290c for 401kg to return $1165.
Dalawai Holdings, Cornwall, Roma, sold a Santa-cross heifer to 280c for 310kg to return $868.
Bonavista Grazing, Bonavista, St George, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 270c for 335kg to return $906.
J & D Phelps, Quibet, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 256c for 215kg to return $550.
K & J Denton, Bargunyah, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross heifers to 251c for 352kg to return $884.
Cows over 500kg sold to 254c/kg and averaged 242c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 251c/kg and averaged 223c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 228c/kg and averaged 201c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $1430/unit and averaged $1087.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 286c/kg and average 241c/kg.