Weekly NLRS market commentary
Yarding 8029 Change -1787
Total yarding numbers declined by 20%. Overall, the quality of store cattle penned was mixed, with larger numbers of drought affected cattle contained in the yarding. Fewer restockers appeared present at the sale and only top quality light weight yearling steers received similar competition as the previous sale. All the usual feedlot buyers were in attendance but were more selective when purchasing. All classes of yearling heifers were cheaper as quality and buyer competition declined. A large consignment of grown steers from far western Queensland bucked the trend and feedlot buyers paid up to 7c more for suitable medium weight grown steers. Cows and calves sold to $900/unit.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 290c and averaged 263c, down 1c, while slightly heavier weaner steers made to 292c and averaged 269c, up 3c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed earned to 275c and averaged 260c, down 7c, while those returning to oats crops or paddock hit 270c and averaged 249c, down 11c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers sold to 273c and averaged 257c, down 17c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restocker buyers topped at 218c and averaged 188c, down 30c, and those to feedlot buyers reached 243c and averaged around 220c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 240c and averaged 218c, while those to restockers earned to 190c and averaged 187c, down 34c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to processors reached 210c and averaged 204c, down 4c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 246c and averaged 241c, up 7c, while plainer sorts sold to 196c and averaged 189c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cowsmade to 189c and averaged 172c, down 5c, while heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 208c and averaged 199c, down 2c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report
Roma weaner steers hit 292c/kg
A total of 8029 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 288c/kg and averaged 257c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 262c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 292c/kg and averaged 263c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 275c/kg and averaged 245c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 273c/kg and averaging 237c/kg.
W & K Burton, Saltern Creek, Barcaldine, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 292c/kg for 288kg to return $843/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 210c for 268kg to return $563.
EJ Pampling, Derbyshire, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 287c for 305kg to return $877. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 228c for 260kg to return $594.
J & F Hamilton, Denton, Longreach, sold Charolais-cross steers to 286c for 237kg to return $680. The Brahman-cross heifers sold to 230c for 231kg to return $533.
B & D Cooke, Turana, Meandarra, sold Simbrah steers to 284c for 320kg to return $911.
ED Cattle Co, Levuka, Muttabarra, sold EU Droughtmaster steers to 283c for 330kg to return $936.
J & J Russell, Culbara, Roma, sold Charolais steers to 281c for 304kg to return $856. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 240c for 287kg to return $690.
Elwyn D Park, Kamilaroi, Jackson, sold Charolais-cross steers to 280c for 247kg to return $686. The Charolais heifers sold to 234c for 250kg to return $585.
R & E Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa steers to 278c for 326kg to return $908.
A & M Douglas, Springfield, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 276c for 268kg to return $742. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 230c for 245kg to return $563.
Malcolm Burey, Back Creek, Amby, sold Charolais-cross steers to 274c for 260kg to return $712.
P & M Brennan, For Far, Mitchell, sold Charolais-cross steers to 274c for 265kg to return $726. The Brahman-cross heifers sold to 210c for 238kg to return $500.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma, sold Charolais steers to 274c for 374kg to return $1027. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 236c for 347kg to return $820.
R & E Lister, Trevallen, Roma, sold Angus steers to 274c for 265kg to return $727.
Gwenbrook Farms, Lille-Toft, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 273c for 470kg to return $1284.
R & J Peak, Peak Downs, Roma, sold Romagnola-cross steers to 272c for 402kg to return $1096.
S & R White Family Trust, Tarrebar, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 270c for 282kg to return $762.
N & P Underwood, Avonleigh, Taroom, sold Santa-cross steers to 268c for 366kg to return $982.
The Miller family, Kooringa Downs, Roma, sold Droughtmaster steers to 266c for 240kg to return $639.
Bore Head Pastoral Co, Bulloo Lakes, Adavale, sold Charolais-cross steers to 264c for 310kg to return $821.
L & S Hanna, Terrarara, Mitchell, sold Santa steers to 262c for 355kg to return $932. The Santa heifers sold to 240c for 343kg to return $824.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 238c/kg and averaged 200c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 243c/kg and averaged 203c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 240c/kg and averaged 206c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 228c/kg and averaged 200c/kg.
Franz Pastoral Trust, Sunset, Dulacca, sold Santa-cross heifers to 243c for 294kg to return $716.
B Southern, Breena Plains, St George, sold Charolais-cross heifers sold to 242c for 300kg to return $728.
Livestock P/L, Horsely Park, Moonie, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 240c for 279kg to return $670.
Pathmont, Moonoomoo Station, Pentland, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 228c for 273kg to return $623.
Cows over 500kg sold to 208c/kg and averaged 199c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 197c/kg and averaged 164c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 182c/kg and averaged 142c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $900/unit and averaged $766.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 228c/kg and average 187c/kg.