NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 7200 Change 980
Yarding numbers lifted 15pc on the previous week, but the quality of cattle across all categories declined. Despite the plainer quality offered, solid interest from restocker buyers lifted light weight yearling steer prices by 6c to 7c/kg. There were only a few heavy weight yearling steers sold and prices remained similar to the previous store sale. There was a noticeable price gap between good quality light and medium weight yearling heifers and plainer D muscled drafts. All the usual feedlot and processor buyers were operating on the yearling heifer classes, plus an extra restocker buyer returned to the market and purchased 2 score store cows for up to 119c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 220c and averaged 203c, up 6c, while plainer drafts reached 180c and averaged 173c, up 7c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed reached 213c and averaged 204c, up 6c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed topped at 209c and averaged 197c, unchanged in price, while a few D muscled lines sold around 187c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers earned to 176c and averaged 160c, down 1c, and those to processors hit 174c and averaged 155c, down 2c/kg. Those returning to the paddock made to 190c and averaged 160c, down 2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 189c and averaged 170c, down 3c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed sold around 183c and heavy weight grown steers to feed hit 192c/kg. Light conditioned 2 score cows sold to 115c and averaged 86c, while a few to restocker buyers reached 119c/kg. Good heavy weight 4 score cows reached 163c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $580/unit.
Roma Store sale summary report:
A total of 7200 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 207c/kg and averaged 174c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 186c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 217c/kg and averaged 184c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 213c/kg and averaged 198c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 209c/kg and averaging 186c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $580/unit.
|Steers up to 220kg||553||174||207|
|Heifers to 220kg||1317||149||190|
|Heifers 350 to 450||389||156||189|
|Cows Over 500kg||15||156||163|
|Bulls Up to 400kg||138||149||182|
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
Roma light steers hit 220c/kg
A total of 7200 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 207c/kg and averaged 174c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 186c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 217c/kg and averaged 184c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 213c/kg and averaged 198c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 209c/kg and averaging 186c/kg.
BLJ Grazing, North Pentwyn, Blackall, sold Charbray steers to 217c/kg for 283kg to return $616/head. The Brahman heifers sold to 168c for 281kg to return $473.
C & M Russell, Augathella, sold a Santa-cross steers to 215c for 300kg to return $645.
Ian Andrews, Trevallan, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 215c for 263kg to return $567.
Gary & Kerry Ladbrook, Bulah, Yuleba, sold Brangus steers to 212c for 386kg to return $819.
Yackatoon Grazing Co, Peak Crossing, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 213c for 386kg to return $823.
Estate of R Williams, Beele Eau, Taroom, sold Hereford-cross steers to 206c for 393kg to return $810. The Hereford-cross heifers sold to 176c for 346kg to return $610.
B & C Olive, North Pentwyn, Blackall, sold Brahman-cross steers to 205c for 291kg to return $596. The Charbray heifers sold to 164c for 253kg to return $415.
The Leahy family, Woodlands, Jackson, sold Angus-cross steers to 204c for 285kg to return $581. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 172c for 260kg to return $448.
V & S Ranosch, Suevic, Roma, sold Romagnola steers to 203c for 435kg to return $885.
R & C Bain, Mt Eden, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 194c for 365kg to return $709.
Wallabella, Wallumbilla, sold Brangus-cross steers to 192c for 310kg to return $595.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 189c/kg and averaged 156c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 176c/kg and averaged 154c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 174c/kg and averaged 153c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 190c/kg and averaged 149c/kg.
P & S Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 189c for 439kg to return $831.
Ian Brumpton Holdings, Oaklands, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 176c for 355kg to return $627.
G & M Scott, Giberoo, Quilpie, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 174c for 268kg to return $467.
S Jephcott, West Berwick, Surat, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 172c for 265kg to return $456.
W & F Davidson, Clearwater, St George, sold Santa-cross heifers to 163c for 416kg to return $679.
Farewell Grazing Co, Farewell, Winton, sold Charbray heifers to 165c for 255kg to return $421.
Cows over 500kg sold to 163c/kg and averaged 156c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 163c/kg and averaged 138c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 143c/kg and averaged 110c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $580/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 182c/kg and average 149c/kg.