Yarding 10,200 Change 5874
The annual big run of vendor bred weaners lifted total supply to 10,200 head at the Roma store sale.
A much larger number of buyers were in attendance and provided stronger competition as the last of the big vendor bred lines draws to a close. Overall quality was generally good and included in the line-up was some consignments of very well bred lines. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock struggle to maintain recent price levels and the light weight heifer portion also returning to the paddock sold to a cheaper market. However feeder classes of yearling steers lifted in price by 7c to 20c/kg and considerably more in places and the heifer portion followed a similar trend. A large selection of cows lifted in price by 10c and over 20c/kg in places.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 309.2c, a fair sample around 293c and heifer calves made to 254.2c with most at 234c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 280c with a few to 309.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range made to 326.2c with a large sample averaging 294c/kg. The largest numbers of medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 287c while a fair selection of very well-bred lines made to 342.2c to average 338c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to 300.2c with a large number averaging 288c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background averaged 237c and made to 260c/kg. A consignment of well-bred lines went on to be future breeders at an average of 377c with sales to 390.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 256c and some better condition lines made to 282c to average 274c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 280.2c to average 264c/kg. Light weight plain condition cows returned to the paddock at an average of 154c with sales to 169.2c with some better medium weights reaching 210c to average 203c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 175c and made to 184.2c/kg. The best of the medium weights averaged 221c and made to 227.2c/kg.
Good heavy cows made to 238.2c with most around 232c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 255.2c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 309c/kg and averaged 276c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 304c/kg and averaged 274c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 340c/kg and averaged 290c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 342c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 300c/kg and averaging 284c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,170/unit.
JS Grazing, Double J, Injune sold EU accredited Angus cross steers to 342c/kg, reaching a top of $1,279 to average $1,095. The EU accredited Angus cross heifers sold to 390c/kg, reaching a top of $1,216 to average $1,110.
AC & L Cleary, 2350 Carnarvon Highway, Thallon sold Angus steers to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $1,027 to average $817.
JC & GM Worsfold, Scotts Creek, Taroom sold Santa cross steers to 304c/kg, reaching a top of $926 to average $808.
RD & EA Lister, Trevallen, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 303c/kg, reaching a top of $967 to average $738. The Angus cross heifers sold to 238c/kg, reaching a top of $672 to average $560.
Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell sold Santa steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of
$1,262 to average $1,201. The Santa heifers sold to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,249 to average $1,174.
LJ & MT Ridge, Les-Mar, Roma sold Angus steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $1,152 to average $1,044.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $1,112 to average $977. The Angus cross heifers sold to 265c/kg, reaching a top of $789 to average $686.
Peter Arthy, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $1,053 to average $1,053.
TJ & JA Sorensen, Westerdale, Roma sold EU accredited Charolais cross steers to 299c/kg, reaching a top of $1,510 to average $1,022. The EU accredited Charolais cross heifers sold to 275c/kg, reaching a top of $888 to average $837.
Macam Investments, Bengarcia, Bollon sold Charolais cross steers to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $769 to average $638. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $584 to average $524.
GE Langley, Euroa, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 294c/kg, reaching a top of $1,062 to average $986. The Angus cross heifers sold to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $1,110 to average $790.
Ridgelands Grazing Co, Ridgelands, Injune sold Santa cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,364 to average $1,347.
Dalmally Grazing Co, Dalmally, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,363 to average $1,247.
R Duff, LM Jones & P & M Gracie, Green Acrres, Injune sold Cross breed steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,072 to average $908. The Cross breed heifers sold to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $775 to average $670.
Estate of John Atherton, Redcliffe Stn, Hughenden sold Angus cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $832 to average $699.
PJ & KN Timmins, Maroona, Mitchell sold Santa steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $1,346 to average $1,346.
JM & KM Bock, Kilto, Wandoan sold Cross breed steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,210 to average $1,115.
RW & KE Thorne, Holmleigh, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $961 to average $646. The Santa cross heifers sold to 228c/kg, reaching a top of $550 to average $494.
PJ & ME Brennan, For Far, Mitchell sold Charbray steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $822 to average $822. The Charbray heifers sold to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $643 to average $643.
BK & RR Dixon, Walangra, Mitchell sold Charolais steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $1,073 to average $748.
Curr Cattle Co, Glenample, Aramac sold Brahman cross steers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $870 to average $643.
Tewinga Pastoral Holdings, Slashers Creek, Boulia sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $1,073 to average $772.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 254c/kg and averaged 226c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 370c/kg and averaged 243c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 390c/kg, averaging 273c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 296c/kg, averaging 258c/kg.
Joy Naish & Renee Richardson, Coralbyn, Wandoan sold Angus cross heifers to 275c/kg, reaching a top of $687 to average $650.
A Swan, Springtime, Wallumbilla sold Angus heifers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $655 to average $581.
GS & CJ White, Marionvale, Surat sold Charolais cross heifers to 236c/kg, reaching a top of $627 to average $572.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 180c/kg and averaged 148c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 250c/kg and averaged 183c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 238c/kg, averaging 217c/kg.
Sources: NLRS, Roma Saleyards