Yarding 4740 Change 974
Numbers increased by 26pc and the overall standard was boosted by some large runs of good quality cattle.
Restockers and feeder operators took advantage of the well-bred lines of yearling steers and lifted average prices by 5c to 8c/kg. A similar trend developed on the yearling heifers with most making 12c to 18c/kg above the previous weeks averages. Additional export processors were in attendance and operating in the cow section, however not all made purchases with average prices fully firm to dearer.
Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 442.2c with a large sample around 402c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed were also in large numbers and mostly sold around 358c with sales to 388.2c/kg. A single sale of 272 head of heavy weight yearling steers to feed mouthed milk and two tooth prior to the sale made to 355c with other pen lots to 356.2c with a very large sample averaging 353c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 372.2c in pen lots with most around 360c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 328c and made to 341.2c/kg.
A small selection of heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 316.2c to average 314c and a couple of bullocks made to 307.2c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 238c with sales to 240.2c/kg. The best of the medium weights to export processors made to 254.2c to average 247c/kg. A fair number of good heavy cows reached 267.2c with most close to 257c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 271.2c/kg. Cows and calves sold open auction and made to $2,010/head.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 418c/kg
A total of 4740 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 418c/kg and averaged 380c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 412c/kg and averaged 390c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 412c/kg and averaged 368c/kg, and steers in the 350- 400kg range reached 378c/kg and averaged 349c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400- 550kg range topping at 359c/kg and averaging 348c/kg.
Bulls Gully Pastoral Co, Bulls Gully, Quilpie, sold Charolais-cross steers to 418c/kg for 205kg to return $861/head.
RH, MR & FL Miller, North Kooringa, Roma, sold Angus steers to 412c/kg for 285kg to return $1175. The Angus heifers sold to 372c/kg for 277kg to return $1033.
R.G & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 410c/kg for 221kg to return $908.
B.R.F Southern, Breena Plains, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 410c/kg for 209kg to return $857.
Bangor Cattle Co, Bangor, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 406c/kg for 273kg to return $1109.
DG & WA Todd, Sunarise, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 398c/kg for 280kg to return $1114.
Albury Pastoral Co, Albury Station, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross steers to 395c/kg for 257kg to return $1016. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 344c/kg for 261kg to return $899.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala, sold Angus-cross steers to 388c/kg for 286kg to return $1110. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 362c/kg for 289kg to return $1046.
D & W Jones, Evergreen, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 376c/kg for 362kg to return $1363. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 344c/kg for 283kg to return $976. Nugent Pastoral Co, Bulburram, Tambo, sold Santa steers to 359c/kg for 417kg to return $1499.
Rosehearty Grazing, Highbury, Aramac, sold Angus-cross steers to 355c/kg for 477kg to return $1694. A total of fourteen pens of the Angus-cross steers sold to 355c/kg.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 314c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 362c/kg and averaged 322c/kg. Heifers in the 220- 280kg range topped at 372c/kg and averaged 336c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 372c/kg and averaged 344c/kg.
G.L & K.E Ladbrook, Bulah, Yuleba, sold Brangus heifers to 356c/kg for 241kg to return $859.
EL & DK Connolly, Tetalga, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 327c/kg for 355kg to return $1162.
G Wilson, Yacca, Injune, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 320c/kg for 400kg to return
Cows over 500kg sold to 267c/kg and averaged 251c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 254c/kg and averaged 241c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 304c/kg and averaged 233c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $2010/unit and averaged $1394/unit.
G Briggs, Woolga Station, Tambo, sold Santa-cross cows and calves for $2010/unit. J.S & E.M Campbell, sold Hereford cows and calves for $1450/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 390c/kg and averaged 329c/kg.
There will be no Prime Sale on Thursday, 26 January 2017 due to the Australia Day Public Holiday.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards