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The first store sale for the New Year attracted a small yarding and overall quality was good to useful with some excellent lines included in the line-up.
Isolated falls of rain across parts of the supply area encouraged a large number of restockers and backgrounders into the market.
A good panel of feeder buyers were active across the medium and heavy weight ranges of the yearling steers and heifers. The usual panel of export processors were also in attendance and provided very strong demand in the cow section.
Steer calves to restockers made to 423.2c with mixed sex calves averaging 400c/kg. A good sample of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 395c with some to 414.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the early 350c range with some to 390.2c/kg. The largest number of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 344c and sold to 352.2c/kg. A fair supply of light weight yearling heifers mostly sold to restockers at an average of 347c with some to 372.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 310c and made to 320c/kg.
Restockers were very active on plain condition cows with sales to 241.2c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to 254.2c to average 250c/kg. A fair sample of good heavy cows made to 265.2c with most around 257c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 264.2c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,075/unit.
A total of 3766 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 422c/kg and averaged 382c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 414c/kg and averaged 383c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 406c/kg and averaged 367c/kg, and steers in the 350- 400kg range reached 390c/kg and averaged 349c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400- 550kg range topping at 360c/kg and averaging 340c/kg.
Institutional Investments P/L, Roma Downs, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 414c/kg for 258kg to return $1069.
AR & SM Russell, Gladysvale, Augathella, sold Brangus steers to 410c/kg for 257kg to return $1057.
AR & AG Anderson, East Sunrise, Roma, sold Charbray-cross steers to 400c/kg for 276kg to return $1105.
PJ & ME Brennan, For Far, Mitchell, sold Charolais-cross steers to 400c/kg for 217kg to return $868.
L Weir, Crowman, Injune, sold Cross-breed steers to 398c/kg for 278kg to return $1107.
VM & K & AG Hafemeister, Oakleigh, Injune, sold Angus-cross steers to 396c/kg for 265kg to return $1049.
Douglas Cattle Co, Verniew, Mitchell, sold Santa steers to 394c/kg for 302kg to return $1193.
PD & SE Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby, sold Santa steers to 390c/kg for 297kg to retun $1161.
Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 388c/kg for 335kg to return $1301.
Supawick PTY LTD, Ascot Downs, Barcaldine, sold Charbray steers to 360c/kg for 408kg to return $1468.
Gardiner & Son, Collaroy, Charleville, sold Simbrah steers to 360c/kg for 324kg to return $1166.
GG & CA York, Oakleigh, Wallumbilla, sold Limousin-cross steers to 356c/kg for 354kg to return $1262.
J & S Nichol, Ridgewell, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 348c/kg for 362 to return $1262.
RB & LR Cormack, The Manor, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross steers to 340c/kg for 470kg to return $1598.
RP & RA Murphy, Koreelah, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 340c/kg for 347kg to return $1180.
Athelstane Pastoral Co, Athelstane Station, Winton, sold a Charbray steer to 280c/kg for 710kg to return $1989/head.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 290c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 330c/kg and averaged 302c/kg. Heifers in the 220- 280kg range reached 372c/kg and averaged 325c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 372c/kg and averaged 354c/kg.
Institutional Investments P/L, Roma Downs, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 372c/kg for 243kg to return $905.
B & S Southern, Neabul Downs, St George, sold Angus heifers to 352c/kg for 213kg to return $753.
AR & AG Anderson, East Sunrise, Roma, sold Charbray heifers to 339c/kg for 255kg to return $866/head.
AR & SM Russell, Gladysvale, Augathella, sold Brangus heifers to 336c/kg for 274kg to return $922.
VM & K & AG Hafemeister, Oakleigh, Injune, sold Angus-cross heifers to 330c/kg for 281kg to return $928.
DW & SG Rowbotham, Nicks, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 326c/kg for 337kg to return $1100.
Douglas Cattle Co, Verniew, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross heifers to 314c/kg for 415kg to return $1305.
Cows over 500kg sold to 266c/kg and averaged 255c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 264c/kg and averaged 236c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 241c/kg and averaged 214c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1850/unit.
Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune, sold Brahman-cross cows and calves for $1850/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 356c/kg and averaged 324c/kg.
Source: MLA NLRS/Louise Cadell