Yarding 3950 Change –
The quality of cattle penned improved, while all the usual restocker and feedlot buyers were at the sale. Good quality light weight yearling steers remained firm in price, while heavy weight yearling steers to feed made up to $1,429/head.
Restockers were keen to secure good quality light weight yearling heifers and medium weight yearling heifers found solid demand from a domestic feedlot buyer.
Very light weight steers sold to 382c, while light weight yearling steers topped at 380c and sold mostly between 324c and 372c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed earned to 333c and averaged 319c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 331c and averaged 317c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock at up to 342c and averaged 324c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 320c and averaged 304c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows reached 229c and mostly sold between 208c and 224c/kg to restockers and processors. Droughtmaster-cross cows and calves (2 to 3 months old) sold to $1,530 and most averaged $1,244/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma light steers make 382c/kg
A total of 3950 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 382c/kg and averaged 342c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 380c/kg and averaged 346c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 366c/kg and averaged 326c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 333c/kg and averaged 311c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 331c/kg and averaging 309c/kg.
Craig Hindle, Bullamakinka, Bungunya, sold Santa steers to 380c/kg for 258kg to return $981/head. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 334c for 258kg to return $863.
S & M Russell, Wodonga, Mungalalla, sold Charolais steers to 366c for 287kg to return $1054.
M & J Morton, Ridgelands, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 350c for 210kg to return $735.
B & F Miller, Allambie, Wandoan, sold Brahman steers to 350c for 189kg to return $661. The Brahman heifers sold to 336c for 131kg to return $442.
E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 344c for 308kg to return $1060. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 310c for 336kg to return $1043.
Steven Hoffman, Lesmoir, Yuleba, sold Droughtmaster steers to 344c for 275kg to return $949. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 314c for 265kg to return $832.
Noona Pastoral Co, Noona, Surat, sold Cross bred steers to 340c for 286kg to return $973.
K & C Francis, Bangalla, Injune, sold Droughtmaster steers to 334c for 331kg to return $1039.
Yackatoon Grazing Co, La Grantha, Wandoan, sold Droughtmaster steers to 331c for 431kg to return $1429.
Ian Jackson, Elavirem, Injune, sold Angus steers to 330c for 381kg to return $1258.
Bangor Cattle Co, Bangor, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross steers to 328c for 324kg to return $1063.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 297c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 320c/kg and averaged 294c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 340c/kg and averaged 309c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 360c/kg and averaged 321c/kg.
J & R Otto, Charlton Bank, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 352c for 186kg to return $656.
L & B Hindle, Fairfield, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 326c for 268kg to return $876.
Skygrove, Yurnga, Taroom, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 318c for 401kg to return $1276.
Ferrier & Sons, Riverslea North, Roma, sold Santa heifers to 309c for 440kg to return $1360.
Cows over 500kg sold to 241c/kg and averaged 235c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 241c/kg and averaged 222c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 233c/kg and averaged 199c/kg.
Droughtmaster-cross cows with 1 to 2-month-old Droughtmaster-cross calves at foot sold to $1530/unit, while others averaged $1244/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 344c/kg and averaged 298c/kg.