Yarding 10,400 Change 200
Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state including far western districts.
Buyer attendance was good and most were operating.
The overall quality of the young light weight cattle was not up to the standard of the previous sale and this was reflected in average prices.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 7c/kg less. However medium weights to feed experienced very little change in price and the heavy weights averaged 4c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers followed the trend of most other centres and averaged 14c/kg cheaper. Nevertheless the medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed improved in price.
Cows to export slaughter lifted in price by 11c to 17c/kg compared to last Tuesday’s sale.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to the occasional 310c with most around 278c and heifer calves averaging 199c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 274c, with some to 291.2c and lesser quality lines to 245c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 303.2c with a large sample averaging 285c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed averaged 292c and made to 300c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold in the 220c range with sales to 250.2c and poor quality lines made 202c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 263c and made to 278.2c/kg. A few heavy weights to feed averaged 250c and some to the trade made to 252.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 296c/kg and averaged 262c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 310c/kg and averaged 262c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 305c/kg and averaged 273c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 302c/kg and averaged 281c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 300c/kg and averaging 283c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,010/unit.
Des & Wendy Jones, Nardoo, Injune sold Charbray steers to 305c/kg, reaching a top of $998 to average $853. The Charbray heifers sold to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $762 to average $646.
CA & MM Finch, South Trafford, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 302c/kg,reaching a top of $1,100 to average $1,016.
Sheppard Pastoral Co, Amby Downs, Amby sold Simmental cross steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $ 1,258 to average $1,239.
Billeroy Farms Pty Ltd, Sandalwood Downs, St George sold Santa steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $928 to average $911.
Kardeen Pty Ltd, Sunnymeade, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 299c/kg, reaching a top of $1,209 to average $1,138.
Bindango Pty Ltd, Bindango, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $1,318 to average $1,295.
LJ & SA Schelberg, Dumfries, Muckadilla sold Santa cross steers to 296c/kg, reaching a top of $1,294 to average $1,180.
AF & MF Douglas, Springfield, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster steers to 296c/kg, reaching a top of $820 to average $738.
RW & MJ Rowbotham, White Park, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 293c/kg, reaching a top of $1,431 to average $1,431.
GR & ML Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,355 to average $1,248.
EST JW Golden, Dragon Crest, Yuleba sold Hereford steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,202 to average $1,040.
Hartnell & Connolly, Homebush, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,168 to average $852.
RW & KE Thorne, Holmleigh, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,071 to average $830. The Santa cross heifers sold to 266c/kg, reaching a top of $929 to average $614.
AR & AG Anderson, East Sunrise, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 291c/kg, reaching a top of $901 to average $821. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 237c/kg, reaching a top of $709 to average $639.
G & L Smith, Iona, Wallumbilla sold Brangus cross steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $1,114 to average $1,097.
I & M Campbell, St Lucia, Boulia sold Brangus cross steers to 285c/kg, reaching a top of $1,262 to average $982.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $907 to average $860.
Col H Thompson, Shadowlands, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $737 to average $737.
Mt Cornish Grazing Co, Mount Cornish, Muttaburra sold Santa steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $990 to average $819. The Santa heifers sold to 242c/kg, reaching a top of $716 to average $603.
JF & JM Walsh, Wilgalands, Roma sold Hereford steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $845 to average $680.
Supawick Pty Ltd, Ascot Downs, Barcaldine sold Charolais cross steers to 279c/kg, reaching a top of $678 to average $581.
Stinson Pastoral Co, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $766 to average $725.
Malabar Holdings Pty Ltd, Arlington, Mitchell sold Charolais cross steers to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $959 to average $816.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 232c/kg and averaged 207c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 250c/kg and averaged 217c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 272c/kg, averaging 236c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range
topped at 278c/kg, averaging 249c/kg.
Bethungra Trust, Bethungra Park, Condamine sold Charolais cross heifers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $978 to average $831.
CJ Bishop sold Angus cross heifers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $828 to average $739.
S & L Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell sold Charolais heifers to 252c/kg, reaching a top of $807 to average $807.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 164c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 256c/kg and averaged 195c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 251c/kg, averaging 234c/kg
Sources: NLRS, Roma Saleyards