NLRS market commentary
Yarding 7400 Change 2825
There was a large lift in supply and cattle were drawn from a very wide area, with some consignments from Alice Springs also included in the line-up. The usual exporters and feeder operators were in attendance, along with some extra restocker buyers. Feeder operators and restockers were able to absorb the larger numbers plus lift prices by a further 6c to 10c and up to 20c/kg on yearling steers to feed for the domestic market. Yearling heifers also received very strong support from feeder operators and restockers. Despite the larger yarding of cows all classes experienced strong demand from exporters and restockers.
Steer calves returned to the paddock at 390.2c to average 359c while a fair number of heifer calves sold to interstate restockers at 386.2c/kg. Light yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and made to 388.2c to average 8c dearer at 361c/kg. Medium weights to feed mostly sold around 342c while some better lines made to 362.2c to average 350c/kg. Heavy weights to feed made to 329.2c, with a fair sample around 325c/kg. The large supply of light yearling heifers made to 336.2c, with most around 313c/kg. Medium weights to feed averaged 318c and made to 325.2c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed mostly sold around 310c to 313c with sales to 316.2c/kg.
Light weight plain condition cows sold to restockers at 188c, with sales to 202.2c while some better medium weights made to 214.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 218c and the 3 scores returned 239c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 261.2c to average close to 259c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 285.2c/kg. Cows and calves made to $1,380/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma light heifers hit 386c/kg
A total of 7422 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 390c/kg and averaged 352c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 388c/kg and averaged 355c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 366c/kg and averaged 341c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 362c/kg and averaged 334c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 340c/kg and averaging 319c/kg.
S Kidman & Co, Durham Downs, Eromanga, sold Santa steers to 390c/kg for 191kg to return $746/head. The Santa heifers sold to 386c for 208kg to return $803.
Currawarra Pastoral Co, Currawarra, Mitchell, sold Santa steers to 388c for 203kg to return $787.
Blenheim, Glenmorgan, sold Santa-cross steers to 378c for 261kg to return $989.
Killarney Park Grazing, Killarney Park, Tambo, sold Santa steers to 362c for 353kg to return $1279.
Jean Statham, Possession Creek, Mitchell, sold Santa steers to 360c for 231kg to return $832. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 330c for 432kg to return $1426.
Stinson Pastoral Co, Hillyview, Amby, sold Santa-cross steers to 352c for 397kg to return $1400.
The Harland family, Glenolive, Injune, sold Santa steers to 352c for 295kg to return $1040. The Santa heifers sold to 334c for 262kg to return $877.
M & L Huntly, Kilburnie, Muckadilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 344c for 326kg to return $1122. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 334c for 314kg to return $1051.
L Briscoe, Goomibah, Injune, sold Santa-cross steers to 343c for 388kg to return $1333. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 327c for 348kg to return $1141.
Jim Ford, Eden Hope, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 334c for 454kg to return $1518.
R & E Yeomans, Heithfields, Walgett, sold Angus-cross steers to 334c for 246kg to return $823. The Angus heifers sold to 328c for 244kg to return $803.
The Groat family, Elvanbrook, St George, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 329c for 485kg to return $1598.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 330c/kg and averaged 304c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 334c/kg and averaged 299c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 336c/kg and averaged 304c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 386c/kg and averaged 314c/kg.
B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Angus-cross heifers to 332c for 198kg to return $659.
D & C Hogan, Romona, Southwood, sold Brahman-cross heifers to 310c for 282kg to return $874.
Cows over 500kg sold to 258c/kg and averaged 253c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 261c/kg and averaged 238c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 237c/kg and averaged 193c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $1380/unit and averaged $1107/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 392c/kg and averaged 261c/kg.