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Quality is showing the signs of the early effects of winter with top prices being paid for lighter conditioned steers for those with good crops of feed or oats in their paddocks. Feedlot entry cattle, or those just needing a little finishing, are being purchased at a lesser weight for future slaughter indicating supply volatility and demand strong.
Steers under 280kg going back to the paddock made to a top of 424.2c to average 383c/kg. Lighter steers in the 280-400kg range were bought by feedlotters to be backgrounded until of entry weight to reach 396.2c to average 345c/kg. Steers 400-500kg made to a top of 350c to average 303c/kg. Bulls under 400kg made to 388.2c to average 330c, while heavy bulls topped at 326.2c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280c made to 360.2c to average 332.6c/kg. Heifers to feed in the 280-450kg range made to 344.2c to average 291c/kg.
Grown heifers over 450kg made to 315c to average 286c/kg. Cows in the 400-520kg range made to a top of 265c and heavier cows over 520kg made to 256c/kg. Cows with calves at foot made to a top of $1,620/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
A total of 7,664 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 424c/kg and averaged 387c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 407c/kg and averaged 378c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 396c/kg and averaged 355c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 358c/kg and averaged 334c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 350c/kg and averaging 318c/kg.
GJ O’Brien – ‘Neirbo Plains’, Lightening Ridge – sold Charolais-cross steers for 424c/kg at 192kg returning $816/head.
Sheales Pastoral Co – ‘Farmleigh’, Mitchell – sold Santa steers for 417c/kg at 175kg returning $732/head.
PJ & ME Brennan – ‘For Far’, Mitchell – sold Charolais steers for 415c/kg at 196kg returning $813/head. The Charolais heifers went for 344c/kg at 174kg returning $599/head.
AJ & SJ Smith – ‘Openbah’, St George – sold Simmental-cross steers for 412c/kg at 180kg returning $743/head. The Simmental-cross heifers went for 342c/kg at 220kg returning $755/head.
RD Wescott – ‘Catumnal’, Hughenden – sold EU Accredited Composite steers for 405c/kg at 219kg returning $888/head.
CJ Russell – Augathella – sold Santa-cross steers for 402c/kg at 235kg returning $948/head. The Santa-cross heifers went for 356c/kg at 162kg returning $579/head. P & I Miller – ‘Kooringa Downs’, Roma – sold Charolais-cross steers for 398c/kg at 255kg returning $1016/head.
Mayne Pastoral – ‘Coolamon’, Dulacca – sold Santa-cross steers for 398c/kg at 222kg returning $884/head.
S & R White – ‘Tarree Bar’, Roma – sold Charolais-cross steers for 396c/kg at 262kg returning $1039/head. The Angus heifers sold for 344c/kg at 295kg returning $1015/head.
Weldon Grazing – ‘Glenlinden’, Injune – sold Droughtmaster-cross steers for 395c/kg at 240kg returning $951/head. The Charolais-cross heifers went for 337c/kg at 245kg returning $826/head.
BJ & PC Harrison – ‘Bungarina’, Mitchell – sold Simmental-cross steers for 394c/kg at 196kg returning $773/head. The Santa-cross heifers sold for 354c/kg at 186kg returning $661/head.
EJ & CF Rolfe – ‘Marie Downs’, Roma – sold Charolais-cross steers for 390c/kg at 283kg returning $1107/head. The Charolais-cross heifers went for 344c/kg at 267kg returning $919/head.
DA & AA Williams – ‘Valoak’, Longreach – sold Angus steers for 388c/kg at 196kg returning $764/head. The Angus heifers went for 346c/kg at 203kg returning $704/head.
G & G Burey – ‘Springhill’, Amby – sold Charolais-cross steers for 384c/kg at 234kg returning $899/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold for 344c/kg at 210kg returning $724/head.
Burunga P/L – ‘Burunga’, Wandoan – sold EU Accredited Santa-cross steers for 378c/kg at 257kg returning $973/head. The Santa-cross heifers went for 342c/kg at 245kg returning $841/head.
LJ & MT Ridge – ‘Les-Mar’, Roma – sold Angus steers for 366c/kg at 329kg returning $1206/head.
Doce Pty Ltd – ‘Springwater’, Injune – sold Droughtmaster steers for 352c/kg at 383kg returning $1349/head.
Ferguson Cattle Co – ‘Annie-Vale’, Roma – sold Santa-cross steers for 346c/kg at 428kg returning $1482/head.
Yackatoon Grazing Co – ‘Langrantha’, Wandoan – sold Droughtmaster steers for 344c/kg at 391kg returning $1347/head.
K Hafey – ‘Mt Blunt’, Tambo – sold Santa-cross steers for 342c/kg at 408kg returning $1396/head.
Noogilla Cattle Co – ‘Woodlands’, Mitchell – sold Simmental-cross steers for 340c/kg at 362kg returning $1232/head.
B Roberts Partnership – ‘Oakleigh’, Injune – sold Charolais-cross steers for 336c/kg at 433kg returning $1456/head.
Beldene Family – ‘Beldene’, Roma – sold Simbrah-cross steers for 334c/kg at 366kg returning $1225/head.
B & L Murray – ‘Yarrum’, Roma – sold Santa-cross steers for 324c/kg at 461kg returning $1494/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 360c/kg and averaged 332c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 360c/kg and averaged 324c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 344c/kg, averaging 290c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 336c/kg and averaged 289c/kg.
RP & TM Sevil – ‘Kenilworth’, Mitchell – sold Santa-cross heifers for 344c/kg at 201kg returning $694/head.
Sylvester Pastoral Co – ‘Arcadia Station’, Injune – sold Angus-cross heifers for 336c/kg at 367kg returning $1234/head.
C & D Gauld – ‘Rutland’, Mitchell – sold Santa heifers for 325c/kg at 388kg returning $1262/head.
B Roberts Partnership – ‘Oakleigh’ – Injune – sold Charbray-cross heifers for 314c/kg at 401kg returning $1261/head.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards