Yarding 4952 Change -1430
All buyers were present along with active restockers operating in a stronger market where the majority of the yarding were young heifers with 1000 less steers presented for competition. The feedlot entry weight steers were limited and sort after and an influx of young light calves and yearlings were presented. There were quality runs however the balance were showing signs of the dry as winter bites in.
Calves topped at 364c to average 303c/kg. Yearling steers topped at 354.2c to average 319c/kg. Feedlot entry weight steers topped at 334.2c to average 284c/kg. Yearling heifers topped at 289.2c and averaged 258c/kg. Feedlot entry weight heifers made to 276c to average 258c/kg.
Grown steers 4-6 tooth made to a top of 268.2c to average 260c/kg. Grown heifers made to 244c to average 236c/kg. Young bulls made to 330c to average 262.2c/kg and heavy bulls topped at 258c/kg. Cows over 400kg topped at 235c lifting on last week to average 201c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 364c/kg and averaged 333c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 354c/kg and averaged 328c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 334c/kg and averaged 315/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 325c/kg and averaged 288c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 320c/kg and averaging 248c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1350/unit.
S Keating – ‘Sylea Lea’, Mitchell – sold Angus-cross steers for 364c/kg at 210kg returning $766/head.
Rosehearty Grazing – ‘Highbury’, Aramac – sold Santa steers for 352c/kg at 219kg returning $771/head.
Rosehearty Grazing Co – ‘Koonong Downs’, Muckadilla – sold Santa-cross steers for 351c/kg at 197kg returning $693/head.
Nellybri Pastoral Co – ‘Nellybri’, Surat – sold Droughtmaster-cross steers for 349c/kg at 253kg returning $885/head. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers went for 294c/kg at 177kg returning $523/head.
Neven Grazing Pty Ltd – ‘Blue Hills’, Injune – sold Charolais-cross steers for 342c/kg at 200kg returning $684/head. The Charolais-cross heifers went for 278c/kg at 202kg returning $562/head. The Charolais-cross cows sold for 206c/kg at 586kg returning $1209/head. And the Charolais-cross Cow & Calves sold to 1350/unit.
Henrick Cattle Co – ‘Dakota’, Roma – sold Angus-cross steers for 324c/kg at 306kg returning $993/head.
A Roberts – ‘Tantatton’, Wallumbilla – sold steers for 286c/kg at 501kg returning $1434/head. The heifers sold for 254c/kg at 248kg returning $631/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 296c/kg and averaged 272c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 289c/kg and averaged 273c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 289c/kg, averaging 253c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 276c/kg, averaging 240c/kg.
Palmtree Grazing Co – ‘Palmtree’, Taroom – sold Santa-cross heifers for 290c/kg at 178kg returning $518/head.
W & K Freeman – ‘Meeleebee’, Wallumbilla – sold EU Accredited Santa-cross heifers for 289c/kg at 284kg returning $823/head.
West Farming P/L – ‘Loomeah’, Roma – sold Cross-breed heifers for 276c/kg at 398kg returning $1100/head.
Elrose Family Trust – ‘Elrose Station’, Boulia – sold Charolais-cross heifers for 268c/kg at 286kg returning $767/head.
Henricks Cattle Co – ‘Burrow Downs’, Injune – sold Angus-cross heifers for 264c/kg at 254kg returning $673/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 205c/kg and averaged 172c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 235c/kg and averaged 188c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 215c/kg, averaging 198c/kg.
Neven Grazing Co – ‘Blue Hills’, Injune – sold Charolais-cross cows for 206c/kg at 610kg returning $1257/head.
Bulls under 400kg reached 330c/kg and averaged 282c/kg.
Source: Roma Saleyards, NLRS