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The final sale until mid January saw an increase in supply. Young cattle made up the bulk of the offering with a limited supply of well finished grown steers and bullocks. There was a fair supply of cows. The overall quality of the offering was mixed with fewer of the larger lines. Cattle were drawn from a wide area to the west and into the Territory. There was a strong field of restocker and backgrounder buyers along with the usual lotfeeders and processors. With no sales for a month, demand from restockers was strong throughout, but more so on lighter weights. Feedlotters and processors also competed strongly.
Market trends through the young cattle were mostly firm, however there were some dearer sales. Light weight steer calves returning to the paddock sold from 338c to 432c to be up to 6c/kg dearer. The heifer portion reached 386c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to restockers sold from 300c to 406c/kg, with breed and buyer preferences playing a role in the large price variation. Medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed saw a mostly firm trend, while the heavy weight feeders were 2c to 3c/kg dearer in places. Yearling heifers to restock and feed sold on a firm market trend with some sales cheaper. Light weights sold from 272 to 354c, to average around 324c/kg. Heifers over 280kg sold from 254c to 324c/kg.
Heavy steers and bullocks were in limited supply and sold firm to dearer, making from 260c to 274c/kg. Heavy weight feeder steers remained firm. The best of the heavy weight cows experienced little change with heavy 3 and 4 scores selling from 215c to 230c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 432c/kg and averaged 387c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 396c/kg and averaged 355c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 396c/kg and averaged 331c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 296c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 320c/kg, averaging 277c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,760 /unit.
Esalex PTY. LTD. – ‘Langdale’ – Longreach sold Santa cross steers for 432c/kg at 145kg returning $626/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 360c/kg at 147kg returning $531/head. LJ & G Fietz – ‘Hiddenvale’ – Barcaldine sold Brahman steers for 412c/kg at 191kg returning $791/head.
Willdale Beef – ‘Willdale’ – Ward sold Angus cross steers for 408c/kg at 218kg returning $890/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 370c/kg at 167kg returning $618/head.
P.D. & J.L. Fisher – ‘Quilberry’ – Charleville sold Santa cross steers for 396c/kg at 292kg returning $1160/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 354c/kg at 217kg returning $769/head.
BJ, MM & GP Waldron – ‘Lochiel’ – Roma sold Santa cross steers for 391c/kg at 220kg returning $860/head.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co. – ‘Kokoda’ – Mitchell sold Cross breed steers for 390c/kg at 266kg returning $1041/head.
J.L., R.M., M.D. & F.E. Bidgood – ‘Katoomba’ – Injune sold Charolais cross steers for 386c/kg at 260kg returning $1004/head.
VM & K & AG Hafemeister – ‘Oakleigh’ – Injune sold Angus cross steers for 372c/kg at 247kg returning $919/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 338c/kg at 239kg returning $809/head.
Moble Pastoral Co. – ‘Moble’ – Quilpie sold Santa steers for 370c/kg at 281kg returning $1043/head.
Brett Conroy – ‘Penrose’ – Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 368c/kg at 285kg returning $1050/head.
Seawright Investments – ‘Comet Downs’ – Injune sold Santa cross steers for 364c/kg at 263kg returning $959/head.
Dart Pastoral Co. – ‘Thirlstone’ – Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 338c/kg at 334kg returning $1130/head.
A.R. & Y.M. Emery – ‘Mt. Beverly’ – Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers for 344c/kg at 300kg returning $1032/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 334c/kg at 262kg returning $875/head.
Kevin Byron & Maree Dianne Mansfield – ‘Bampi’ – Roma sold Charbray cross steers for 294c/kg at 418kg returning $1230/head.
P. & D. Leahy – ‘Felicia Park’ – Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers for 290c/kg at 540kg returning $1567/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 370c/kg and average 331c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 350c/kg and averaged 317c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 332c/kg, averaging 279c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 300c/kg, averaging 251c/kg.
B R Sinnamon – ‘Kinawni’ – Jackson sold Angus cross heifers for 336c/kg at 277kg returning $934/head.
JM & BT Murray – ‘Cremorne’ – Roma sold Angus heifers for 334c/kg at 239kg returning $800/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 256c/kg and averaged 210c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 252c/kg and averaged 215c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 232c/kg, averaging 222c/kg.
LL & NA Britton – ‘Mt Landsborough Station’ – Winton sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 256c/kg at 347kg returning $889/head.
Bulls under 400kg topped at 396c/kg and averaged 309c/kg, while bulls in the 400 – 600kg range topped at 282c/kg and averaged 241c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at
259c/kg, averaging 242c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards