Roma Store Sale NLRS commentary:
Yarding 4866, Change -343
Mixed quality store cattle were drawn from across the usual south, central, and north-west parts of Queensland.
Similar numbers of restocker buyers were at the sale, while extra Queensland domestic feedlot buyer competition helped boost medium weight yearling steer prices by 6c/kg. Good quality heifers continued to sell well, but plain sorts struggled to maintain the previous sale averages. Light weight yearling heifers to processors declined 13c/kg on average.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 222c and averaged 206c, up 4c, while plainer lines sold between 159c and 175c, down 6c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 213c and averaged 201c, up 6c, and D muscled sorts sold between 172c and 179c/kg.
Those returning to the paddock hit 206c and averaged 203c, up 3c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 214c and averaged 204c/kg, unchanged in price. Light weight yearling heifers to processors hit 188c and averaged 174c, down 13c, while those to restocker buyers sold around 184c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 196c and averaged 186c, down 6c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 192c/kg. Good heavy weight 4 score cows reached 197c and averaged 189c, down 1c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report: Light steers make 222c/kg
A total of 8776 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 208c/kg and averaged 187c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 222c/kg and averaged 182c/kg.
Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 214c/kg and averaged 192c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 216c/kg and averaged 195c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 213c/kg and averaging 193c/kg.
Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom, sold Santa-cross steers to 216c/kg for 372kg to return $805/head. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 194c for 282kg to return $548.
I & B Hornick, Balmoral, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 212c for 455kg to return $965.
L & P Richards, Plainfarm, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 211c for 411kg to return $869.
Nathan Weldon, Sunnymead, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 210c for 320kg to return $673.
W & K Freeman, Meeleebee Dows, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross heifers to 207c for 261kg to return $541.
P & W Taylor, Warida, Mungalala, sold Angus-cross steers to 206c for 243kg to return $501. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 174c for 238kg to return $414.
Hindle Investment, Larnook, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 202c for 338kg to return $682.
Inkerman Grazing, Hathaway, Barcaldine, sold Charbray steers to 196c for 233kg to return $458.
Gurnett Grazing, Weaner Creek, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster steers to 191c for 343kg to return $656.
Margarita Kehl, Hillview, Wallumbilla, sold Braford-cross steers to 190c for 218kg to return $415.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 199c/kg and averaged 160c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 205c/kg and averaged 172c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 207c/kg and averaged 175c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 179c/kg and averaged 152c/kg.
A & A Finch, Risby, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross heifers to 198c for 398kg to return $789.
JS Grazing, Double J, Injune, sold EU Angus-cross heifers to 188c for 279kg to return $525.
R, E, & L Irwin, Lone Pine, Wallumbilla, sold Cross Bred heifers to 180c for 282kg to return $509.
J & N McEwan, Fulwood, Roma, sold Brahman-cross heifers to 179c for 376kg to return $674.
L & M Ridge, Lesmar, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 176c for 306kg to return $539.
Cows over 500kg sold to 186c/kg and averaged 164c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 183c/kg and averaged 136c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 170c/kg and averaged 108c/kg.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 180c/kg and average 145c/kg.
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