NLRS market commentary:
Yarding 6220, Change 412
Numbers of store cattle yarded over the past month have remained stable. A few extra restocker buyers were present at the sale and an improvement in the quality of light weight yearling steers resulted in prices lifting 2c/kg. Smaller numbers of heavy weight yearling steers and heifers were consigned. Demand remained solid from feedlot buyers for suitable medium and heavy weight steers, plus heavy weight yearling heifers jumped 1c/kg on average. Good numbers of mixed quality cows were penned with the usual export processors operating. Cows and calves sold to $560/unit.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 219c and averaged 197c, up 2c, while plainer lines mostly sold between 166c and 178c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 214c and averaged 198c, up 1c, and those to restocker buyers sold to 195c and averaged 191c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 205c and averaged 198c, up 4c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to feed made to 171c and averaged 161c, while those to processors made to 178c and averaged 157c/kg. Those returning to the paddock reached 185c and averaged 162c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 172c and averaged 162c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 182c and averaged 173c/kg.
A few grown steers to processors sold to 198c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows reached 127c and averaged 108c, while medium weight 3 score cows sold to 152c and averaged 138c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
A total of 6220 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 214c/kg and averaged 174c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 219c/kg and averaged 182c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 213c/kg and averaged 179c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 214c/kg and averaged 197c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 205c/kg and averaging 196c/kg.
Peel Northampton Downs, Northhampton Downs, Blackall, sold Charolais-cross steers to 219c/kg for 278kg to return $609/head.
Ian Duff, Duffields, Injune, sold Limousin-cross steers to 214c for 355kg to return $760.
R & J Underwood, Pine Hills, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 214c for 271kg to return $582.
Bracco Cattle Co, Amaroo, Roma, sold Angus steers to 213c for 281kg to return $599. The Angus heifers sold to 185c for 263kg to return $487.
Doce, Springwater, Injune, sold Droughtmaster steers to 211c for 382kg to return $807.
Layershire, Koorandai, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 210c for 234kg to return $491.
Tullumun Pastoral Co, Tullumum, Moonie, sold Composite steers to 205c for 450kg to return $922.
Mt Enniskillen Pastoral Co, Mt Enniskillen, Blackall, sold Santa steers to 205c for 448kg to return $920.
K & R Burey, Yarara, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 197c for 243kg to return $479.
Onley & Co, Bulala, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 192c for 344kg to return $661.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 185c/kg and averaged 166c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 176c/kg and averaged 152c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 185c/kg and averaged 159c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 178c/kg and averaged 150c/kg.
Ross Pratt, Somerset, Roma, sold Brahman steers to 179c for 479kg to return $858.
S Kidman & Co, Naryilco, Tibooburra, sold Santa-cross heifers to 176c for 244kg to return $430.
Newstead Pastoral Co, Newstead, Surat, sold Santa-cross heifers to 171c for 286kg to return $489.
Chris & Michelle Walton, Moorang, Taroom, sold EU Shorthorn-cross heifers to 171c for 273kg to return $468.
Cows over 500kg sold to 159c/kg and averaged 150c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 161c/kg and averaged 137c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 136c/kg and averaged 110c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $560/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 172c/kg and average 149c/kg.