NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 8119 Change -3681
Yarding numbers returned to normal after the previously large store sale. The penning of cattle contained extensive numbers of western, drought affected sorts. Prices reflected the decreased quality on offer, but solid Queensland and southern restocker buyer demand maintained a fairly bullish market.
The short supply of suitable heavy feeder steers boosted prices by 7c to 12c/kg on average. Light weight yearling steers sold to 334c and averaged between 287c and 304c, while plainer sorts sold to 248c and averaged between 205c and 217c/kg. Calves made to 304c and averaged between 254c and 300c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 292c and averaged 279c, while those returning to the paddock hit 311c and averaged 304c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 295c and averaged 285c, up 2c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restocker buyers earned to 275c and averaged 254c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 294c and averaged 266c, while those to restockers reached 292c and averaged 275c/kg. Grown steers sold to 280c and averaged between 268c and 271c/kg. The 2 score store cows earned to 190c and averaged between 170c and 179c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows made to 235c and averaged 220c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 250c and averaged 244c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma cows and calves hit $1490/unit
A total of 8119 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 334c/kg and averaged 288c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 271c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 271c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 311c/kg and averaged 280c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 295c/kg and averaging 275c/kg.
A & E Forster, Belfield Station, Winton, sold Charolais-cross steers to 328c/kg for 187kg to return $613/head.
Recruit Invest, Edwinstone, Jericho, sold Santa-cross steers to 318c for 278kg to return $885. They also sold Santa-cross cows and calves to $1490/unit.
S & A Todd, Brigalow Downs, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 316c for 329kg to return $1040.
J & M Collinson, West Myall, Roma, sold Simmental steers to 314c for 265kg to return $833. The Simmental-cross heifers sold to 256c for 260kg to return $667.
Larry Bidgood, Wurama, Condamine, sold Angus steers to 312c for 269kg to return $840.
Bungaringa Grazing Company, Bungaringa, Mitchell, sold Hereford steers to 311c for 356kg to return $1108.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 310c for 344kg to return $1068.
R & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 308c for 350kg to return $1080.
E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 306c for 314kg to return $961.
Monivae Pastoral Co, Navarra, Roma, sold Simbrah-cross steers to 305c for 283kg to return $866. The Simbrah-cross heifers sold to 250c for 268kg to return $671.
G & M Rennick, Blairmack, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 303c for 336kg to return $1021.
A & L Stirton, Raceview, Charleville, sold Cross bred steers to 302c for 300kg to return $906. The Angus-cross heifers topped at 260c for 230kg to return $600.
J & N Dingle, Belford, Injune, sold Brangus-cross steers to 302c for 289kg to return $874.
T & M Kelly, Ashmount, Muckadilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 292c for 425kg to return $1243.
Mt Rourke Pastoral Co, Boolbie, Winton, sold Droughtmaster steers to 280c for 351kg to return $985.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 294c/kg and averaged 254c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 292c/kg and averaged 247c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 270c/kg and averaged 237c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 280c/kg and averaged 248c/kg.
Rosemary West, Dalmuir, Wallumbilla, sold Blonde D’Aquitaine heifers to 294c for 372kg to return $1094.
Warren Point Pastoral Company, Warren Point, Mitchell, sold Hereford-cross heifers to 288c for 375kg to return $1082.
P & R O’Brien, Ivanhoe, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 287c for 442kg to return $1271.
Moyallen Pastoral Co, Moyallen, Morven, sold EU Angus-cross heifers to 280c for 355kg to return $996.
Huckitta Enterprise, Huckitta, Alice Springs, NT, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 272c for 298kg to return $812.
A Roberts, Tantatton, Wallumbilla, sold Blonde D’Aquitaine heifers to 270c for 375kg to return $1013.
Cows over 500kg sold to 250c/kg and averaged 236c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 236c/kg and averaged 213c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 215c/kg and averaged 173c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $1490/unit and averaged $1019.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 304c/kg and average 249c/kg.