NLRS weekly sale commentary
Yarding 8100, Change 5100
Yarding numbers jumped 60pc on the previous store sale. Large numbers of good quality light weight yearling steers and heifers were penned. It was the usual panel of restocker buyers in attendance, but all were determined to secure cattle. Extremely strong demand continued from feedlot buyers for medium and heavy weight steers and heifers. All class of store cattle remained firm to dearer in price week-on-week. Light weight yearling steers hit a record 298c, while heavy weight yearling steers to feed increased in supply and jumped 13c/kg on average. Light weight yearling heifers were mixed in quality but attracted very solid feedlot, restocker, and processor buyer competition.
Light weight yearling steers topped at 298c and averaged 269c, while slightly heavier weaner steers to feed reached 256c and averaged 246c, as those to restockers sold to 280c and averaged 264c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed earned to 275c and averaged 252c, unchanged in price, while those returning to the paddock made to 290c and averaged 263c, up 18c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 273c and averaged 251c, up 13c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers hit 225c and averaged 219c, while those to processors topped at 226c and averaged 221c, up 11c/kg. Those to restockers hit 246c and averaged 229c, up 1c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed made to 254c and averaged 230c, while medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 256c and averaged 235c, down 1c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 240c/kg.
The medium weight grown steers to processors topped at 247c and averaged 240c, up 36c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows hit 227c and averaged 213c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report
Roma steers hit 298c/kg
A total of 8100 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 292c/kg and averaged 261c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 298c/kg and averaged 269c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 257c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 263c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 278c/kg and averaging 253c/kg.
Andromeda Cattle Co, Eddington, Mungallala, sold Cross bred steers to 298c/kg for 260kg to return $777/head.
R Clunes, Lorraine, Roma, sold Droughtmaster steers to 292c for 218kg to return $638. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 235c for 290kg to return $682.
G, R, & M Bauer, Greendale, Tambo, sold Charbray steers to 289c for 262kg to return $760. The Charbray-cross heifers sold to 233c for 270kg to return $630.
R Fawckner, Bonnie Downs, Surat, sold Charolais-cross steers to 285c for 267kg to return $762. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 234c for 284kg to return $665.
J & J Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 279c for 317kg to return $886. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 250c for 362kg to return $906.
E & C Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 276c for 320kg to return $883. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 256c for 334kg to return $856.
Gardiner Bros, Narraburra, Cunnamulla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 273c for 233kg to return $638. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 248c for 201kg to return $499.
Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 272c for 368kg to return $1002. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 254c for 366kg to return $931.
W & K Freeman, Meeleebee Downs, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 271c for 423kg to return $1148.
M & A Noon, Glenalvon, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 271c for 362kg to return $982.
Livistona Grazing, Palm Vista, Taroom, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 270c for 404kg to return $1092. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 246c for 318kg to return $783.
G & T Proud, Jutaya, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 270c for 390kg to return $1055.
Charles Nason, Banoona, Roma, sold Composite steers to 268c for 420kg to return $1126. The Composite heifers sold to 254c for 307kg to return $780.
G & D Forge, Myrrhee, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 266c for 408kg to return $1088.
J & C Jones, Weslor, Injune, sold Brahman-cross steers to 255c for 312kg to return $795. The Brahman-cross heifers sold to 232c for 316kg to return $735.
D & C McInnerney, Combarngo, Yuleba, sold Charolais-cross steers to 266c for 379kg to return $1009.
B & S Webster, Geddesvale, Wandoan, sold Charolais-cross steers to 287c for 265kg to return $761. The Santa heifers sold to 228c for 275kg to return $629.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 254c/kg and averaged 237c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 256c/kg and averaged 231c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 246c/kg and averaged 221c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 248c/kg and averaged 222c/kg.
Quilberry Pastoral Co, Charleville, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 255c for 346kg to return $884.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 252c for 356kg to return $898.
D & W Jones, Evergreen, Injune, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 250c for 339kg to return $847.
G & T Nielsen, Mt Weribone, Surat, sold Santa-cross heifers to 241c for 374kg to return $903.
Torres Park Grazing Co, Torres Park, Augathella, sold Santa heifers to 238c for 374kg to return $891.
B Southern, Breena Plains, St George, sold Santa-cross heifers to 237c for 370kg to return $877.
L & M Ridge, Lesmar, Roma, sold Shorthorn-cross heifers to 225c for 245kg to return $551.
Cows over 500kg sold to 227c/kg and averaged 211c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 219c/kg and averaged 189c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 200c/kg and averaged 154c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $1140/unit and averaged $922/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 240c/kg and average 206c/kg.
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