Yarding 7600, Change 3800
The supply of stock doubled on the previous week, and the large consignments from the far western districts were dominated by cows.
Buyer attendance was good, with a fair representation of restockers along with the usual panel of feeder operators and
The larger numbers allowed average prices to ease slightly for lightweight yearling steers returning to the
However, feeder operators were able to absorb the increased numbers of medium and heavy weight yearling steers
and maintain the recent improved prices.
Lightweight yearling heifers tended to struggle, while medium weights to feed experienced strong demand. The very large line-up of cows generally received strong support from processors; however, the sheer weight of numbers resulted in some small price adjustments in places.
A large number of lightweight yearling steers returned to the paddock at 201c, with sales to 215c/kg.
Medium weights to feed mostly sold around 206c, with sales to 219c/kg. Heavy weights averaged 202c and also made to 219c, with the better condition classes averaging 214c and a few to slaughter also making around 214c/kg. A large number of lightweight yearling heifers to feed, slaughter and restockers averaged in the high 170c range, while D muscle lines sold around 150c/kg. Medium weight C2 lines to feed averaged 178c and the better condition classes averaged 188c, selling to 203c/kg.
A handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 207c and made to 209c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows were well
supplied and most sold around 148c and the 3 scores averaged 166c/kg. Good heavy cows averaged 181c/kg.
Roma Store Sale weekly press report
Roma heavy feeder steers hit 217c/kg
A total of 7600 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 211c/kg and averaged 197c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 215c/kg and averaged 197c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 214c/kg and averaged 201c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 219c/kg and averaged 206c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 217c/kg and averaging 202c/kg.
Wongale Enterprises, Wongalea, Taroom, sold Simmental-cross steers to 219c/kg for 387kg to return $849/head.
Cameron Finch, South Trafford, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 215c for 394kg to return $849. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 203c for 342kg to return $696.
G & M Scott, Quilpie, sold Santa-cross steers to 215c for 362kg to return $779.
S & H Wilkin, Everbroke, Roma, sold Charolais steers to 214c for 475kg to return $1019.
L & S Hanna, Terrarara, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 214c for 286kg to return $613.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 211c for 326kg to return $688.
M & W Redden, Wenmi Farm, Roma, sold Charbray steers to 210c for 453kg to return $952.
A & C Adams, Rostrevor, Blackall, sold Murray Grey steers to 210c for 303kg to return $637.
Dalawai Holdings, Cornwall, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 210c for 303kg to return $638.
Michael Krienke, Mossview Lodge, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 209c for 436kg to return $912.
M & H Beitz, Mossview Lodge, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 209c for 409kg to return $855.
Hayfield Pastoral Co, Hayfield, Jundah, sold Blonde D’Aquitaine steers to 209c for 315kg to return $658. The Blonde D’Aquitaine heifers sold to 188c for 265kg to return $499.
Body & Co, Tarrawonga, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross steers to 207c for 630kg to return $1305.
James Cox, East Lynne, Mungallala, sold Brangus-cross steers to 202c for 252kg to return $509.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 190c/kg and averaged 175c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 203c/kg and averaged 175c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 190c/kg and averaged 171c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 206c/kg and averaged 158c/kg.
Franz Pastoral Trust, Sunset, Dulacca, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 195c for 322kg to return $629.
L & P Richards, Plainfarm, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 190c for 414kg to return $787.
Doce Santos, Plesant Hills, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 186c for 303kg to return $565.
Maranda Pastoral Co, Maranda, Barcaldine, sold a Simmental-cross heifer to 180c for 560kg to return $1009.
Darren Humphreys, Darkwater, Mitchell, sold Brahman-cross heifers to 180c for 320kg to return $576. He also sold a large line of 568 cows with a pen of Brahman-cross cows topping at 175c for 435kg to return $763.
Cows over 500kg sold to 191c/kg and averaged 181c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 191c/kg and averaged 163c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 172c/kg and averaged 132c/kg.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 196c/kg and average 162c/kg.
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