NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 6988 Change 234
It was a mixed quality yarding for the final sale of the year. All the usual feedlot buyers were present and extra restocker buyer attendance helped boost demand for light weight store cattle. Light weight early weaned steers hit 410c, while good quality heavy weight yearling steers to feed topped at 350c/kg. Feedlot buyers were very active on light and medium weight yearling heifers. Extra restocker buyers provided solid competition on the store conditioned cows.
Steer calves sold to 410c and averaged 375c, while heifer calves made to 344c and averaged 332c/kg. Light weight yearling steers reached 394c, and mostly ranged between 350c and 365c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 349c and averaged 331c, down 5c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 350c and averaged 329c, while those to restockers for feed-on sold to 342c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers reached 342c and mostly ranged between 253c and 329c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 342c and averaged 337c, up 9c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows earned to 225c and averaged 207c, up 3c/kg, while those returning to the paddock hit 226c and averaged 210c/kg. Santa-cross cows and calves sold to $1600/unit.
Weekly Roma store sale press report
Roma light steers hit record 410c/kg
A total of 6988 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 410c/kg and averaged 370c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 393c/kg and averaged 355c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 368c/kg and averaged 341c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 350c/kg and averaged 325c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 342c/kg and averaging 315c/kg.
Rosehearty Grazing, Morago, Longreach, sold Santa-cross steers to 410c/kg for 179kg to return $734/head.
S Kidman & Co, Durham Downs, Eromanga, sold Santa steers to 398c for 168kg to return $668. The Santa heifers sold to 344c for 135kg to return $465.
Pendine Pastoral Co, Pendine Station, Barcaldine, sold Santa-cross steers to 392c for 210kg to return $826.
D & K McDonald, Wyrapa, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster steers to 392c for 185kg to return $728.
Paul Mullins, Lagaven, Julia Creek, sold Santa-cross steers to 386c for 175kg to return $678.
J & P Ey, Lirambenda, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 380c for 220kg to return $839. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 334c for 233kg to return $781.
Dries Pastoral Co, Maroota, St George, sold Droughtmaster steers to 376c for 264kg to return $995. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 338c for 279kg to return $943.
Bond Family Land Trust, Maloneys, Roma, sold Cross bred steers to 372c for 251kg to return $937. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 338c for 224kg to return $758.
Killarney Park Grazing, Killarney Park, Tambo, sold Santa steers to 368c for 296kg to return $1090.
Jay Pastoral Co, Begonia, St George, sold Angus steers to 362c for 338kg to return $1226. The Charolais heifers sold to 332c for 288kg to return $959.
D & S Bassingthwaighte, Dulacca West, Jackson, sold Santa steers to 356c for 283kg to return $1009.
Camrose Partnership, Bogong, Dirranbandi, sold Santa steers to 350c for 383kg to return $1343.
D & L Cameron, Cunno, Augathella, sold Cross bred steers to 342c for 408kg to return $1396.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 335c/kg and averaged 281c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 342c/kg and averaged 315c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 342c/kg and averaged 321c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 344c/kg and averaged 320c/kg.
C Flower & Co, Callitris North, Condamine, sold Santa heifers to 342c for 294kg to return $1007.
Tigrigie Cattle Co, Moorabinda, Taroom, sold Santa-cross heifers to 340c for 261kg to return $890.
Samuel Holdings, Lyndley, Jandowae, sold Angus heifers to 338c for 272kg to return $922.
Graham Sevil, Dimberly, Dirranbandi, sold Santa-cross heifers to 330c for 298kg to return $983.
Jordan Trading Co, Dulacca West, Jackson, sold Brahman heifers to 306c for 297kg to return $911.
Cows over 500kg sold to 235c/kg and averaged 216c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 270c/kg and averaged 203c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 246c/kg and averaged 195c/kg.
Farewell Grazing Co, Narangie, Winton, sold Santa cows and calves to $1600/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 362c/kg and averaged 312c/kg.