NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 4205 Change 2165
Numbers jumped by more than 50%. Good quality light steers continued to attract solid restocker buyer demand, while heavier steers were mixed in quality and feedlot buyers appeared more selective. Yearling heifers were cheaper across all categories as feedlot buyer demand slowed and restockers were unwilling to pay the same prices as last week. With the processor buyers returning to the market cows reached 258c/kg.
Very light weight steers hit 404c and averaged 392c, while heifer calves topped at 334c and averaged 326c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to 404c and averaged 364c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feedlot buyers made to 348c and averaged 327c, down 13c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers earned to 330c and most averaged 325c, down 6c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock at up to 328c and averaged 310c, down 15c, while those to feedlot buyers reached 320c and averaged 302c, down 32c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 328c and averaged 304c, down 42c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 237c/kg. Brahman-cross cows with 1 to 2 month old Charbray calves at food sold to $1,700 and others averaged $1,464/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma light steers make 404c/kg
A total of 4205 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 404c/kg and averaged 376c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 386c/kg and averaged 360c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 390c/kg and averaged 347c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 350c/kg and averaged 320c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 330c/kg and averaging 319c/kg.
John Allwood, Thomond, Yuleba, sold Angus steers to 404c/kg for 212kg to return $856/head.
N Simmons, Langley, Dulacca, sold Droughtmaster steers to 402c for 175kg to return $705.
P & W Hooper, Kia-Ora, Walgett, sold Droughtmaster steers to 398c for 179kg to return $714.
W & E Jackson, Maintop North, Injune, sold Angus steers to 390c for 282kg to return $1104.
Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 378c for 276kg to return $1044. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 318c for 278kg to return $884.
Sutton Beef, Bundabar, Glenmorgan, sold Santa-cross steers to 370c for 221kg to return $819. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 322c for 277kg to return $894.
D & W Jones, Wyndham, Injune, sold Charbray steers to 368c for 334kg to return $1230.
E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers sold to 360c for 325kg to return $1172.
G & D Forge, Myrrhee, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 356c for 291kg to return $1039.
A & A Anderson, East Sunrise, Roma, sold Charbray steers to 354c for 333kg to return $1182. The Charbray heifers sold to 314c for 284kg to return $892.
Onley & Co, Bulala, Roma, sold Romagnola steers to 330c for 473kg to return $1562.
W & R Taylor, Saramac Downs, Wallumbilla, sold Simmental-cross steers to 328c for 459kg to return $1506.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 295c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 330c/kg and averaged 303c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 328c/kg and averaged 304c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 334c/kg and averaged 310c/kg.
R & M Harland, Glenolive, Injune, sold Santa-cross heifers to 330c for 303kg to return $1003.
Barry McCabe, Myall Hill, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 328c for 276kg to return $908.
Cows over 500kg sold to 258c/kg and averaged 242c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 246c/kg and averaged 224c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 212c/kg and averaged 170c/kg.
Brahman-cross cows with 1 to 2-month-old Charbray calves at foot sold to $1700/unit, while others averaged $1464/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 368c/kg and averaged 308c/kg.