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Onlookers were plenty, due to a conference to combat the Pimelea weed today at the Roma Store Sale where numbers were down 275 to yard 5,865 head.
Quality was good in the larger runs while several lots were painted out to disperse in different directions.
All buyers were in attendance and operating in a solid and dearer market. The optimism of rain compliments of cyclone Debbie and enough warm weather left in Spring to grow grass was prevalent indicated by the solid restocker market.
Steers less than 280kg made to 440.2c to average 396c/kg. Steers 280-350kg range made to 398.2c to average 358c/kg. Steers over 400kg made to 336.2c to average 333c, while heavy bullocks over 550kg made to 295c to average 285c/kg.
Good heavy cows to slaughter made to 273c while cows with calves at foot made to $1,950/unit. Bulls under 400kg made to 360.2c and those over 400kg made to 310.2c to average 306c/kg.
Roma store sale press report:
Steers up to 280kg top at 440c/kg
A total of 5865 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 440c/kg and averaged 401c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range also reached 440c/kg and averaged 386c/kg.
Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 398c/kg and averaged 357c/kg, and steers in the 350- 400kg range reached 354c/kg and averaged 331c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400- 550kg range topping at 336c/kg and averaging 303c/kg.
R.H, M.R & F.L Miller, North Kooringa, Roma, sold EU accredited Angus steers to 440c/kg for 226kg to return $996/head.
I.L & S.F Beard, Redford, Chinchilla, sold Angus steers to 422c/kg for 249kg to return $1053. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 348c/kg for 235kg to return $819. K.E.G & R.M Burey, Yarara, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 420c/kg for 183kg to return $770. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 398c/kg for 174kg to return $695.
Currawarra Pastoral Co, Currawarra, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 412c/kg for 246kg to return $1016. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 344c/kg for 313kg to return $1080.
Walgett Livestock, Roxburgh, Lightening Ridge, sold Angus steers to 402c/kg for 264kg to return $1063. The Angus heifers sold to 346c/kg for 200kg to return $692. K.J Bredhauer, Rosevale, Wyandra, sold Cross-breed steers to 398c/kg for 193kg to return $770. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 348c/kg for 198kg to return $690.
Glengraco Grazing Co, Glenray, Yuleba, sold Hereford-cross steers to 388c/kg for 302kg to return $1174. The Hereford-cross heifers sold to 342c/kg for 254kg to return $871.
G.W.S & C.J White, Marnionvale, Surat, sold Brangus-cross steers to 380c/kg for 251kg to return $955. The Brangus-cross heifers sold to 332c/kg for 222kg to return $737.
A.W & E.J Forster, Belfield Station, Winton, sold Charolais-cross steers to 376c/kg for 313kg to return $1179. The Charolais heifers sold to 340c/kg for 297kg to return $1012.
Henrick Cattle Co, Dakota, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 370c/kg for 304kg to return $1127.
Rosehearty Grazing Co, Koonong Downs, Muckadilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 349c/kg for 343kg to return $1200.
R Cornish, Riverview, Mitchell, sold Charolais steers to 348c/kg for 387kg to return $1349.
Moonya Pastoral Co, Moonya, Roma, sold Angus steers to 347c/kg for 391kg to return $1360.
Warner Earthmoving, Daisybank Rd, Roma, sold Angus steers to 332c/kg for 434kg to return $1443.
B & L Murray, Yarrum, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 330c/kg for 478kg to return $1580.
D & W Jones, Nardo, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 319c/kg for 460kg to return $1468.
G.C & J.A Peck, Yanco, Surat, sold Charolais-cross steers to 300c/kg for 529kg to return $1588.
R.D & N.J Statham, Possession Creek, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 295c/kg for 580kg to return $1713.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 398c/kg and averaged 347c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 348c/kg and averaged 317c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 346c/kg, averaging 311c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 328c/kg and averaged 287c/kg.
Golden Pastoral, Nullin, Yuleba, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 346c/kg for 283kg to return $982.
C.J Russell, Ingledoon, Augathella, sold Santa-cross heifers to 340c/kg for 259kg to return $880.
S. Kidman & Co, Durham Downs, Eromanga, sold Santa heifers to 332c/kg for 325kg to return $1080.
R.W & T.M White, The Homestead, Surat, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 324c/kg for 242kg to return $787.
Cows in the 300 – 400kg sold to 236c/kg and averaged 211c/kg, while cows in the 400 – 500kg topped at 274c/kg and averaged 235c/kg. Cows over 500kg reached 274c/kg, averaging 244c/kg.
Currawarra Pastoral Co, Currawarra, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross cows to 274c/kg for 569kg to return $1560.
Cows and Calves topped at $1,950/unit, averaging $1,425/unit.
R. Harvey, Oakery, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross cows and calves for $1,950/unit. Bulls up to 400kg reached 360c/kg and averaged 300c/kg.
Source: Roma Saleyards, NLRS