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Numbers increased by just over 400 head and buyer attendance was generally good and included the usual feeder buyers plus a good line-up of restockers. Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state plus a few from New South Wales.
There was a good mix of most classes of young cattle penned along with a few grown steers and heifers and a good sample of cows.
Despite the dry seasonal outlook across most districts, drought affected steer calves continued to receive strong support from restockers. While most other classes of yearling steers and heifers sold to within a few cents either way of the previous sale.
Poor condition steer calves sold to restockers at 296.2c while mixed sex calves sold around 219c/kg. A large sample of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 276c with some to 300.2c while lesser quality lines sold around 231c/kg.
Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range sold to restockers at an average of 273c with some to 286.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed or restockers averaged 264c and made to 274.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed sold around 265c to 270c with some to 278.2c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background generally sold in the high 230c range with some to 254.2c while poor quality lines averaged 201c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 234c while the better condition lines averaged 243c and made to 254.2c/kg.
A small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors generally sold around 264.2c/kg. The better end of the grown heifers to export slaughter made to 243.2c and plain condition lines averaged 216c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 167c and the 3 scores 186c/kg. The best of the medium weights averaged 200c and good heavy cows made to 216.2c to averaged 211c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 300c/kg and averaged 271c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 300c/kg and averaged 266c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 261c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 273c/kg and averaged 251c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 278c/kg and averaging 260c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,300/unit.
DJ & JF Goodman, Eulalie, Mungindi sold Angus steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $780 to average $670. The Angus heifers sold to 238c/kg, reaching a top of $529 to average $495.
Perrett Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Tunis, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $645 to average $620.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 289c/kg, reaching a top of $947 to average $827. The Angus cross heifers sold to 254c/kg, reaching a top of $754 to average $673.
Bryant Family Grazing, Bundalloch, Bollon sold Charolais cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $704 to average $637.
Farmleigh Grazing, Tunis, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $721 to average $721. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 248c/kg, reaching a top of $620 to average $536.
Boyd KJ & SL, Kia Ora, Injune sold Charolais steers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $683 to average $683. The Charolais heifers sold to 252c/kg, reaching a top of $685 to average $632.
Bambloom Pty Ltd, Richmond Downs, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $862 to average $796.
GST & JL Chambers, Glenelg, Mungallala sold Santa cross steers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $1,234 to average $1,057.
Moombah Pastoral Co, Binbian Downs, Miles sold Charolais cross steers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $833 to average $738. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $701 to average $619.
SJ & KJ Lunney, Eurorel, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 277c/kg, reaching a top of $781 to average $781.
G & G Burey, Springhill, Amby sold Charolais cross steers to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $841 to average $782.
EJ & CF Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 275c/kg, reaching a top of $1,072 to average $922.
AJ & RE Richardson, Nimity, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 271c/kg, reaching a top of $1,380 to average $1,342.
RJ & HE Sallway, Boxgrove, Mungallala sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 271c/kg, reaching a top of $1,250 to average $1,096.
Yackatoon Grazing Co, Langrantha, Wandoan sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $1,048 to average $1,017.
JW Blackburn, Mt Bindango, Roma sold Charolais steers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $979 to average $930.
Noona Past Co, Noona, Surat sold Cross breed steers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $787 to average $711.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 254c/kg and averaged 215c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 252c/kg and averaged 227c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 252c/kg, averaging 218c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 238c/kg, averaging 217c/kg.
TJ East & JD Lang, Apache Downs, Winton sold Charolais heifers to 252c/kg, reaching a top of $702 to average $682.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 170c/kg and averaged 129c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 218c/kg and averaged 169c/kg. Cows over 500kg
topped at 233c/kg, averaging 201c/kg.
Sources: NLRS, Roma Saleyards