NLRS Roma Store Sale commentary:
Yarding 7908, Change 908
Good numbers of mixed quality cattle were once again yarded. Extra restocker buyers were in attendance at the sale, while feedlot buyers were more selective when purchasing suitable heavy feeder steers. Reasonable restocker activity put a floor in light weight yearling steer prices, while heavy weight yearling and grown steers to feed were slightly cheaper. Light store cows were in solid demand by restockers and improved up to 23c/kg on average.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 206c and averaged 186c, up 3c, while plainer sorts averaged 149c, up 1c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 186c and averaged 180c, down 1c, while those to restockers topped at 190c and averaged 178c, up 1c/kg. The D muscled lines averaged 163c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed hit 192c and averaged 186c, down 5c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 169c and averaged 140c, up 18c, while those to southern processors sold to 132c and averaged 126c, down 3c/kg. The light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 158c and averaged 134c, down 4c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 162c and averaged 148c, unchanged in price. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 168c and averaged 165c, up 5c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 176c and averaged 164c, while heavy weight grown steers to feed topped at 167c and averaged 161c/kg. Light weight store cows hit 104c and averaged between 84c and 93c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
A total of 7908 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 206c/kg and averaged 174c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 206c/kg and averaged 174c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 200c/kg and averaged 166c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 190c/kg and averaged 159c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 192c/kg and averaging 168c/kg.
Glen Valley Pastoral Co, Glen Valley, Jundah, sold Santa-cross steers to 206c/kg for 273kg to return $564/head.
Glentulloch Grazing Co, Glentulloch, Injune, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 206c for 206kg to return $425.
A & R Scott, Mayfield South, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 196c for 238kg to return $466. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 136c for 194kg to return $264.
R & S Hurford, Belgaum, St George, sold Simbrah steers to 193c for 213kg to return $413.
M & E Baker, Jansue, Jackson, sold Charolais steers to 192c for 412kg to return $793.
Freshwater Partnership, Overflow, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster steers to 190c for 356kg to return $677.
Longreach Pastoral College, Manningham, Longreach, sold Santa steers to 189c for 349kg to return $660.
L & M Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 188c for 468kg to return $882.
D Smith, Hammond Downs, Windorah, sold Santa-cross steers to 188c for 453kg to return $854.
E Pampling, Derbyshire Downs, sold Charolais-cross steers to 188c for 256kg to return $482. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 168c for 438kg to return $737.
G & T Proud, Jutaya, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 187c for 453kg to return $848.
J & Y Freeman, Emohruo, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 186c for 448kg to return $834.
J & N Dingle, Belford, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 186c for 378kg to return $705.
E & C Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 178c for 277kg to return $494. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 158c for 326kg to return $516.
M & C Stafford, Cooinda, Yuleba, sold Charbray steers to 176c for 345kg to return $609. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 158c for 401kg to return $634.
J, L, & M Kadel, Pameroo, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 173c for 301kg to return $521.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 168c/kg and averaged 132c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 169c/kg and averaged 121c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 146c/kg and averaged 123c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 145c/kg and averaged 118c/kg.
T & A McInnerney, Binnowee, Surat, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 162c for 391kg to return $635.
G & G Burey, Springhill, Amby, sold Charolais-cross heifers sold to 152c for 382kg to return $582.
L & S Laycock, Glenhutton, Injune, sold Charolais heifers to 150c for 303kg to return $455.
P Matthews, Vejovis Station, Stonehenge, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 140c for 400kg to return $560.
A & M McWhirter, Wilbah, Yuleba, sold Murray Grey-cross heifers sold to 134c for 282kg to return $378.
Cows over 500kg sold to 135c/kg and averaged 124c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 135c/kg and averaged 109c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 117c/kg and averaged 94c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $620/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 150c/kg and average 99c/kg.
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