Weekly NLRS report comment:
Yarding 5739, change 1089
Numbers yarded lifted 20pc on the previous sale. A number of restocker buyers were in attendance but only a few were operating, with light weight yearling steers unchanged in price week-on-week. Extra local feedlot buyer competition help boost prices by 2c/kg for medium weight yearling steers. Heavy feeder weight steers were mixed in quality and prices declined 2c/kg on average. It was a very subdued market for both light and medium weight heifers, with very little competition from restockers or processors, plus lotfeeders were very selective when purchasing suitable medium weight yearling heifers.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 181c and averaged 171c, unchanged in price, while D muscled lines made to 160c and averaged 137c, down 13c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 178c and averaged 173c, up 2c, while plainer lines averaged 147c, down 9c/kg. Those returning to the paddock hit 178c and averaged 174c, up 5c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 175c and averaged 169c, down 2c, while more Brahman sorts averaged around 162c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed hit 133c and averaged 121c, down 32c, while those to processors made to 134c and averaged 125c/kg.
Those to restocker buyers hit 130c and averaged 123c, down 13c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 143c and averaged 131c, down 14c/kg.
Plain store conditioned cows sold to 86c/kg, with a couple of pens to 100c, although most averaged between 71c and 78c, down 6c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows sold to 122c and averaged between 104c and 113c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
A total of 5739 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 181c/kg and averaged 144c/kg, while weaner
steers in the 220-280kg range reached 181c/kg and averaged 147c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 178c/kg and averaged 157c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 178c/kg and averaged 167c/kg. Feeder steers in the
400-550kg range topping at 175c/kg and averaging 167c/kg.
Sheales Pastoral Co, Mahrigong, Winton, sold Santa steers to 181c/kg for 234kg to return $425/head.
Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 178c for 347kg to return $618.
R & E Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa steers to 176c for 306kg to return $539.
Livistona Grazing, Palm Vista, Taroom, sold Droughtmaster steers to 175c for 402kg to return $705.
D & J Harland, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 175c for 381kg to return $668.
J & B Russell, Willara, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 175c for 355kg to return $621.
Mt Rourke Pastoral Co, Dahlia, Winton, sold Droughtmaster steers to 174c for 405kg to return $706.
J & J Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 174c for 291kg to return $507.
S & H Wilkin, Everbroke, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 172c for 440kg to return $758.
H & D Dickson, Waipiro, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 170c for 360kg to return $614.
Brian & Lis Murray, Yarrum, Roma, sold Cross Bred steers to 168c for 498kg to return $837.
R Paterson, Ingle Downs, Roma, sold Brahman steers to 164c for 398kg to return $653.
E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 160c for 298kg to return $477. The Charolais-cross heifers made to 140c for 342kg to return $479.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 143c/kg and averaged 127c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 142c/kg and averaged 122c/kg. Heifers in the
220-280kg range topped at 136c/kg and averaged 118c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 136c/kg and averaged 106c/kg.
DC Diamond Pastoral Co, Lucky Downs, Yuleba, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 143c for 379kg to return $543.
Broadmere Grazing Co, Broadmere, Taroom, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 142c for 330kg to return $470.
B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 136c for 238kg to return $325.
Bangor Cattle Co, Bangor, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 135c for 283kg to return $382.
Tom Darlington, Wongabell, Surat, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 134c for 246kg to return $331.
Cows over 500kg sold to 121c/kg and averaged 111c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 122c/kg and averaged 90c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 108c/kg
and averaged 73c/kg.
Cows and calves N/A.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 164c/kg and average 113c/kg.
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