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Young steers and heifers were well supplied along with a good penning of grown cattle. A large percentage of the cattle were drawn from local areas, as well as consignments drawn from the far West and North. Local restockers and backgrounders, as well as feeders were keen to acquire cattle, in a fairly good quality yarding, although some cattle were showing the effect of dry conditions in some areas. There were some good runs of well-bred cattle through the sale.
Competition was again very strong with light restocker yearling steers selling to a top of 418c, to average 383c, while medium weight feeder steers topped at 338c, to average 325c/kg. Heavy feeder steers sold to 342c, to average 312c/kg. Light restocker heifers were keenly sought after, selling to 350c/kg. Feeder heifers sold to 336c, to average 303c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of good runs of bullocks, steers and heifers, while cows were also in fair numbers. Quality was good in a market that saw bullocks sell 6c cheaper, ranging from 258c to 282c, while heifers sold to 270c/kg. The cow market was down by 6c to 7c, medium weights averaged 216c and heavy cows sold to a top of 235c/kg. Heavy bulls to 271c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 420c/kg and averaged 382c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 394c/kg and averaged 353c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 362c/kg and averaged 335c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 340c/kg and averaged 307c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 312c/kg, averaging 292c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,720/unit.
Brett Southern – ‘Neabul Downs’ – St George sold Angus steers for 402c/kg at 176kg returning $707/head.
P.D. & D.D. Edwards – ‘Knockbine’ – Taroom sold Santa cross steers for 392c/kg at 224kg returning $881/head.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co – ‘Ravenscourt’ – Mitchell sold Cross breed steers for 388c/kg at 248kg returning $964/head. The Cross breed heifers sold for 344c/kg at 256kg returning $881/head.
H.D. & N.J. Nelder – ‘Callala’ – Augathella sold Santa steers for 384c/kg at 226kg returning $871/head.
P.M. Hair – ‘Altona’ – Jackson sold Santa cross steers for 362c/kg at 206kg returning $746/head. The Santa cross heifers sold at 322c/kg at 245kg returning $792/head. B.J. & P.C. Harrison – ‘Bungaringa’ – Mitchell sold Hereford cross steers for 346c/kg at 310kg returning $1,076/head.
The Highlands P/C – ‘The Highlands’ – Meandarra sold Santa steers for 346c/kg at 308kg returning $1,066/head.
JS Grazing – ‘Double J’ – Injune sold Angus steers for 342c/kg at 344kg returning $1,180/head.
W.L. & M.A. Bryant – ‘Blue Hills’ – Roma sold Simbrah Cross steers for 340c/kg at 357kg returning $1,216/head.
A.C Finch – ‘Trafford Park’ – Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers for 312c/kg at 446kg returning $1,394/head.
AR & MC Sharp – ‘Pinora West’ – Jackson sold Brahman cross steers for 275c/kg at 591kg returning $1,628/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 350c/kg and averaged 327c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 348c/kg and averaged 320c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 342c/kg, averaging 292c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 315c/kg, averaging 281c/kg.
S. Kidman & Co – ‘Glenglye Station’ – Birdsville sold Santa heifers for 350c/kg at 185kg returning $648/head.
P.F. Mullins – ‘Lagaven’ – Julia Creek sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 348c/kg at 252kg returning $879/head.
Layershire PTY. LTD. – ‘Koorandai’ – Roma sold Angus cross heifers for 348c/kg at 223kg returning $777/head.
R D Fawckner & J E Latham – ‘Litani’ – Yuleba sold Charolais cross heifers for 344c/kg at 257kg returning $886/head.
J.L., R.M., M.D. & F.E. Bidgood – ‘Katoomba’ – Injune sold Charolais cross heifers for 342c/kg at 294kg returning $1,006/head.
Bronte Cattle Co – ‘Bronte’ – Charleville sold Santa heifers for 342c/kg at 200kg returning $684/head.
Finsbury Park Pastoral Co – ‘Finsbury Park’ – Roma sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 324c/kg at 262kg returning $851/head.
Koatanui Pastoral Co. – ‘Koatanui’ – Wandoan sold Charbray cross heifers for 300c/kg at 378kg returning $1,135/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 265c/kg and averaged 199c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 246c/kg and averaged 216c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 252c/kg, averaging 228c/kg.
Inkerman Grazing – ‘Gundoo’ – Isisford sold Charbray cows for 252c/kg at 547kg returning $1,381/head.
Defiance Cattle Co – TOPX – Roma sold Santa cows for 235c/kg at 605kg returning $1,424/head.
B.C. & A.K. Adams – ‘Alice’ – Taroom sold Santa cows for 233c/kg at 566kg returning $1,321/head.
Bulls under 400kg topped at 380c/kg and averaged 290c/kg, while bulls in the 400- 600kg range topped at 292c/kg and averaged 263c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at
271c/kg, averaging 251c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards