Yarding 6000 Change -1290
Good numbers were penned again this week, with most cattle drawn from south west Queensland.
Extra NSW restocker buyer competition boosted light weight yearling steers to a record 432c/kg. Feedlot buyers were determined to secure suitable store cattle, while strong restocker competition to put cattle onto oats crops combined to lift medium and heavy weight yearling steers prices by 14c to 20c/kg.
Despite the mixed quality of the yarding, all classes of yearling heifers attracted solid feedlot and restocker buyer demand.
Charolais cows and calves hit a record $2,450/unit. Light early weaned steers sold to 424c and averaged 412c, while heifer calves sold to 384c and averaged 362c/kg. Light weight yearling steers hit 432c and mostly ranged between 392c and 416c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 372c and averaged 361c, while those going onto oats crops earned to 388c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers sold to 380c and averaged 368c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers made to 384c and ranged mainly between 286c and 371c/kg depending on quality. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 384c and averaged 356c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers hit 358c and averaged 327c/kg.
Charolais cows, station PTIC, made to 279c, while 3 score cows mostly sold between 249c and 264c/kg. Cows and calves averaged $1,388/unit.
Roma store press report:
Roma light steers hit a record 432c/kg
A total of 6000 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Light weight weaner steers under 220kg topped at a record price of 432c/kg and averaged 403c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 418c/kg and averaged 390c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 408c/kg and averaged 380c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 388c/kg and averaged 361c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 380c/kg and averaging 358c/kg.
D Jones & K Sharpe, Wardilla, Charleville, sold Santa steers to 432c/kg for 197kg to return $852/head.
Countryman Contracting, Nimboy Station, Cooladdi, sold Brahman steers to 424c for 198kg to return $842. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 358c for 181kg to return $650.
R & J Underwood, Pine Hills, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 418c for 236kg to return $989.
R & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 414c for 234kg to return $971.
Barry & Doreen Cooke, Turana, Meandarra, sold Simbrah-cross steers to 406c for 252kg to return $1024. The Simmental-cross heifers sold to 374c for 321kg to return $1201.
Deepend Livestock & Trading, Deepend, Miles, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 405c for 297kg to return $1204. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 368c for 337kg to return $1242.
S & M Russell, Wodonga, Mungalalla, sold Charolais steers to 404c for 288kg to return $1167. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 368c for 257kg to return $946.
R & M Cochrane, Sugarloaf Creek, Roma, sold Hereford steer to 403c for 261kg to return $1052. The Hereford heifers sold to 362c for 276kg to return $1001.
Neven Grazing Co, Mt Beagle, Roma, sold Simbrah-cross steers to 402c for 300kg to return $1206. The Simbrah heifers sold to 370c for 318kg to return $1180.
Rangeview Partnership, Kenmore, Dulacca, sold Santa-cross steers to 401c for 280kg to return $1125. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 365c for 267kg to return $975.
B & F Miller, Allambie, Wandoan, sold Charolais steers to 400c for 300kg to return $1202.
M & C Redgen, The Rockies, Roma, sold Red Angus-cross steers to 388c for 335kg to return $1300. The Red Angus-cross heifers sold to 370c for 312kg to return $1158.
Calcino Company, Joylands, Charleville, sold Braford steers to 388c for 228kg to return $885.
Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 380c for 430kg to return $1636. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 384c for 342kg to return $1314.
Bill Roberts Partnership, Ridgelands, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 379c for 406kg to return $1541.
N & J Henricks, Garfield, Injune, sold Angus-cross steers to 378c for 415kg to return $1570. The Angus heifers sold to 358c for 435kg to return $1558.
D & S Rowbotham, White Park, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 377c for 447kg to return $1686.
Riverglen Pastoral Co, Riverglen, Glenmorgan, sold Charolais steers to 366c for 455kg to return $1668.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 380c/kg and averaged 337c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 384c/kg and averaged 362c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 382c/kg and averaged 350c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 370c/kg and averaged 357c/kg.
Dawson River Pastoral, Spring Gully, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 384c for 294kg to return $1129.
Bruce Walker, The Farm, Roma, sold Charolais heifers to 380c for 293kg to return $1113.
B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Charolais heifers to 380c for 284kg to return $1081.
Torres Park Grazing Co, Torres Park, Augathella, sold Santa heifers to 374c for 354kg to return $1325.
Sutton Beef, Bundabar, Glenmorgan, sold Santa-cross heifers to 374c for 282kg to return $1056.
Main Creek Pastoral, Sunset, Dulacca, sold Santa-cross heifers to 372c for 254kg to return $946.
Cows over 500kg sold to 279c/kg and averaged 264c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 280c/kg and averaged 246c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 300c/kg and averaged 223c/kg.
L & B Hindle, Fairfield, Roma, sold Charolais cows to 279c for 566kg to return $1580. They also sold Charolais cows and calves to a record of $2450/unit.
Davidson Livestock, Cheshire, Tambo, sold Santa-cross cows to 275c for 583kg to return $1605.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 390c/kg and averaged 317c/kg.
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