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The supply of stock experienced a small reduction and overall quality was fair to good, however the large runs of well-bred light weight young cattle at the previous week’s sale were absent.
A large panel of restockers, feeder operators and export processors were in attendance and all were operating.
Light weight yearling steers to restockers sold to a strong demand for the quality pens. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to a dearer trend to improve by 7c to 10c/kg. Despite a 24pc increase in the number of cows penned buyers absorbed the larger numbers and lifted average prices by 1c to 9c/kg.
A good range of light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 404c and made to 420.2c/kg. A more robust penning of medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 371c and made to 392.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 351c and made to 358.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers experienced only quality related price changes with most in the high 340c range with sales to 368.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 5c better, to average 334c and made to 352.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 308c and made to 314.2c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows sold to restockers averaging 240c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors mostly sold around 232c with sales to 237.2c/kg. Good heavy cows were in the largest numbers and averaged 257c with the occasional sale to 270.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to
Weekly Roma Store Press report:
A total of 4362 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 418c/kg and averaged 395c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 420c/kg and averaged 387c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 416c/kg and averaged 384c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 396c/kg and averaged 357c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 360c/kg and averaging 329c/kg.
Bangor Cattle Co. Pty. Ltd., Bangor, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 416c/kg for 290kg to return $1,206/head.
RR & DL Allwood, Gaemond, Yuleba, sold cross breed steers to 410c/kg for 179kg to return $737. The cross breed heifers sold to 366c/kg for 185kg to return $677.
D &T Birch, Rosemount, Augathella, sold Brangus-cross steers to 410c/kg for 252kg to return $1,036.
C.J Russell, Ingledoon, Augathella, sold Santa-cross steers to 406c/kg for 284kg to return $1,156.
Guthrie Pastoral Group, Baroona, Injune, sold Santa-cross steers to 405c/kg for 337kg to return $1,368.
G.R & M.L Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 398c/kg for 261kg to return $1,041. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 352c/kg for 242kg to return $855.
M.W Birt, Sesbania, Winton, sold Santa steers to 396c/kg for 303kg to return $1,201.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross steers to 392c/kg for 315kg to return $1,237.
R & R Murphy, Prairie Flats, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 388c/kg for 290kg to return $1,125.
Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville, sold Santa steers to 386c/kg for 298kg to return $1,153.
Rosehearty Grazing, Luckham, Winton, sold Santa steers to 373c/kg for 360kg to return $1,345.
Cargara Cattle Co, Cargara, Augathella, sold Braford steers to 355c/kg for 429kg to return $1,523. The Braford heifers sold to 348c/kg for 270kg to return $942.
L.T & M.L Price, Mt. Hope, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 340c/kg for 492kg to return $1,674.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 340c/kg and averaged 307c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 354c/kg and averaged 326c/kg.
Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 362c/kg and averaged 337c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 382c/kg and averaged 347c/kg.
C.T & J.V Varidel, Carisbrooke, Yuleba, sold Angus heifers to 359c/kg for 236kg to return $850.
R.B & L.R Cormack, The Manor, Wallumbilla, sold Angus heifers to 356c/kg for 235kg to return $838.
Ashley McKay, Cherry Hills, Injune sold Santa heifers to 344c/kg for 321kg to return $1,107.
Rosehearty Grazing Co., Koonong Downs, Muckadilla sold Angus-cross heifers to 328c/kg for 412kg to return $1,353.
Cows over 500kg sold to 278c/kg and averaged 252c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 280c/kg and averaged 243c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 285c/kg and averaged 223c/kg.
P & E Henry, Moorak, Morven sold Santa-cross cows to 265c/kg for 555kg to return $1,471.
Cows and calves hit $1,760/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 370c/kg and averaged 325c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards