Yarding 5642 Change 85
An offering of 5,642 head was up only slightly from last week at the Roma Store Sale. Cattle were drawn for a wide supply area and quality was varied. The usual panel of buyers were present. The largest portion of cattle penned were females. Steers experienced only quality related price changes. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers improved in price while cows sold to a stronger demand.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 290.2c with most in the low 280c/kg range. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 276c and made to 282.2c while heavy weights over 400kg made to 288.2c to average 280c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers averaged 231c and made to 242.2c/kg. A fair supply of medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 235c and made to 250c/kg. A small selection of heavy weight yearling heifers to slaughter averaged 251c/kg.
The medium weight 2 score cows mostly sold around 194c and the best of the medium weights made to 244.2c to average 238c/kg. Heavy cows reached 246.2c to average close to 240c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 282c/kg and averaged 251c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 271c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 288c/kg and averaged 263c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 282c/kg and averaged 274c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 288c/kg and averaging 263c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,150/unit.
Wando Grazing Company, Wando, Winton sold Charolais cross steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $950 to average $810.
EJ & CF Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma sold Charbray cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $889 to average $808. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 244c/kg, reaching a top of $790 to average $732.
Henrick Cattle Co, Dakota, Roma sold Angus steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $760 to average $707.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $897 to average $752.
WH Cameron Family Trust, Kheri Station, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $1,633 to average $920.
Galloway Cattle Co sold Brangus cross steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,507 to average $1,158.
GJ & MJ Owens, Arranmore, Longreach sold Santa steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $734 to average $640.
MJ Munday, Mirrabooka, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $1,190 to average $1,058.
Central West Livestock, Ashra Downs, Muttaburra sold Brangus cross steers to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $850 to average $748.
JEN & JM Bell, Kinnoul, Taroom sold Santa steers to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $706 to average $706.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 242c/kg and averaged 210c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 248c/kg and averaged 227c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 263c/kg, averaging 231c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 265c/kg, averaging 242c/kg.
Bailey Properties, Paradise Downs, Blackall sold Charolais cross heifers to 265c/kg, reaching a top of $965 to average $864.
RW & MJ Rowbotham, White Park, Roma sold Angus cross heifers to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $769 to average $712.
Jon R Irwin, Bikini, Yuleba sold Charolais cross heifers to 262c/kg, reaching a top of $1,134 to average $1,134.
Wondolin P/CO, Wondolin, Wallumbilla sold Hereford cross heifers to 256c/kg, reaching a top of $1,105 to average $1,004.
Bruce Stinson, Bonarby, Mungallala sold Santa heifers to 252c/kg, reaching a top of $936 to average $691.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala sold Charolais cross heifers to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $1,307 to average $1,268.
G & L Smith, Iona, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross heifers to 242c/kg, reaching a top of $644 to average $632.
Reynella Grazing Co, Reynella, Charleville sold Simmental cross heifers to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $909 to average $769.
TD McInnerney, Binnowee, Surat sold Charbray cross heifers to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $888 to average $588.
John E York, Taunton, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 230c/kg, reaching a top of $712 to average $631.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 200c/kg and averaged 159c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 242c/kg and averaged 196c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 246c/kg, averaging 228c/kg.
Rosemount Grazing P/L, Rosemount Station, Barcaldine sold Charolais cross cows to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $1,741 to average $960.
Rosehearty Grazing, Highbury, Aramac sold Santa cows to 221c/kg, reaching a top of $1,052 to average $819. The Santa cows and calves sold to $1,125 / unit.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards