Yarding 5692 Change -1740
The supply of stock was reduced by 23pc following the large yarding last week.
Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state as well as the Northern Territory. A good panel of buyers was present and all were operating with one large consignment of vendor bred lines receiving very strong support.
A larger line up of better quality steer calves experienced a lift in price. All classes of yearling steers continued to meet strong demand from restockers and feeder operators. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or backgrounders received some improvement in price. A small sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to within a few cents of the previous week. The majority of the cows also experienced very little change in price, however the better heavy cows were marginally dearer.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to a top of 426.2c with a fairly large sample averaging 398c, while the heifer calves reached 364.2c with most close to 359c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 362c with a few pens to 388.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 317c and made to 346.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 294c with sales to 302.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and buyers absorbed the large number plus lifted average prices to 333c with sales to 362.2c/kg.
A handful of heavy grown steers made to 273.2c and a few plain condition bullocks averaged 260c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged close to 209c and sold to 211.2c/kg. The best of the medium weights averaged 227c, while good heavy cows made to 236.2c to average 230c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 264.2c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 426c/kg and averaged 387c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 388c/kg and averaged 340c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 374c/kg and averaged 328c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 301c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 302c/kg, averaging 277c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,330 /unit.
Cameron Woltman – ‘Maybe Stn’ – Quilpie sold Santa cross steers for 402c/kg at 141kg returning $568/head.
M. & S.E. Wehl – ‘Ravenswood’ – Aramac sold Droughtmaster steers for 398c/kg at 167kg returning $668/head.
BW & EA Godfrey – ‘Lanifer Station’ – Winton sold Charolais cross steers for 388c/kg at 233kg returning $904/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 350c/kg at 186kg returning $651/head.
P.J & D.M Freeman – ‘Monclova’ – Surat sold Shorthorn cross steers for 386c/kg at 262kg returning $1,011/head.
Bengarcia Grazing Co – ‘Bengarcia’ – Bollon sold Charolais cross steers for 382c/kg at 267kg returning $1,023/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 344c/kg at 254kg returning $874/head.
R. Loughnan – ‘Alicker’ – Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 378c/kg at 265kg returning $1,003/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 340c/kg at 268kg returning $914/head.
I R Nelder – ‘Mt Hetty’ – Injune sold Charbray cross steers for 378c/kg at 206kg returning $780/head.
S.D. & M.J. Russell – ‘Willara’ – Augathella sold Charolais cross steers for 372c/kg at 290kg returning $1,079/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold 328c/kg at 260kg returning $853/head.
C.A. Flower & Co. – ‘Callitris Nth’ – Condamine sold Senegus Cross steers for 370c/kg at 271kg returning $1,006/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 332c/kg at 299kg returning $995/head.
LJ & MT Ridge – ‘Les-Mar’ – Roma sold Angus steers for 338c/kg at 315kg returning $1,065/head.
Wondolin P/Co – ‘H Lagoon’ – Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers for 334c/kg at 330kg returning $1,102/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 330c/kg at 302kg returning $997/head.
J. & S. Nichol – ‘Ridgewell’ – Roma sold Angus steers for 306c/kg at 373kg returning $1,144/head.
G.W. Beauchamp & Son – ‘Stockport’ – Boulia sold Shorthorn cross steers for 296c/kg at 412kg returning $1,221/head.
C.R. & P. Cleland – ‘Angry Jungle’ – Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers for 295c/kg at 478kg returning $1,412/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 364c/kg and averaged 345c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 359c/kg and averaged 320c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 332c/kg, averaging 299c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 304c/kg, averaging 261c/kg.
D.M. & S.E. Wehl – ‘Ravenswood’ – Aramac sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 364c/kg at 199kg returning $726/head.
R.G & B Mobbs – ‘Wallambank’ – Bollon sold Charolais heifers for 360c/kg at 193kg returning $697/head.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co. – ‘Kokoda’ – Mitchell sold Cross breed heifers for 360c/kg at 183kg returning $659/head.
Warren Point Pastoral Company – ‘Warren Point’ – Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 359c/kg at 231kg returning $829/head.
M.P. & C.A. Stafford – ‘Cooinda’ – Yuleba sold Charolais cross heifers for 344c/kg at 241kg returning $831/head.
Tickalara Pastoral Co. – ‘Tickalara’ – Thargomindah sold Brangus heifers for 336c/kg at 236kg returning $795/head.
L.T. & B.L. Hindle – ‘Fairfield’ – Roma sold Charolais cross heifers for 310c/kg at 224kg returning $695/head.
Bonavista Grazing – ‘Bonavista’ – St George sold Angus cross heifers for 259c/kg at 475kg returning $1,231/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 228c/kg and averaged 203c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 234c/kg and averaged 214c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 236c/kg, averaging 220c/kg.
Bulls under 400kg topped at 386c/kg and averaged 291c/kg, while bulls in the 400- 600kg range topped at 292c/kg and averaged 242c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at 265c/kg, averaging 247c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards