Yarding 7500 Change 2900
Yarding numbers jumped 39% as extreme hot weather prevailed across much of western Queensland. Majority of cattle penned were drawn from south-west parts of the State, with several consignments from both central and north-west areas. Some good quality lines of medium and heavy weight steers were penned, while early weaned male calves to restocker buyers hit 428c/kg.
Male calves sold to 428c, while light weight yearling steers hit 416c and averaged between 381c and 391c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 382c and averaged 353c/kg and those returning to the paddock topped at 390c and averaged 366c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 354c and averaged 342c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers reached 374c and averaged between 336c and 351c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 344c and averaged 329c/kg.
Grown steers to feed sold to 318c and averaged between 295c and 306c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 245c and averaged 237c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows toped at 259c and averaged 252c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $1,425/unit.
Roma calves hit 428c/kg
A total of 7500 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 416c/kg and averaged 377c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 414c/kg and averaged 382c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 398c/kg and averaged 367c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 390c/kg and averaged 349c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 354c/kg and averaging 331c/kg.
S & M Russell, Wodonga, Mungalalla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 412c/kg for 221kg to return $910/head.
D & L Kallquist, Pinegrove, Taroom, sold Santa-cross steers to 410c for 276kg to return $1133.
D & N Chandler, Cobbadah, Injune, sold Droughtmaster steers to 400c for 251kg to return $1004.
C Flower & Co, Condamine, sold Santa-cross steers to 398c for 304kg to return $1213. The Santa heifers sold to 354c for 287kg to return $1019.
Neslo Enterprises, Windy Ridge, Hivesville, sold Angus-cross steers to 396c for 298kg to return $1183.
Douglas Cattle Co, Verniew, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 392c for 327kg to return $1286.
G & M Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 380c for 317kg to return $1207.
Tullamore Park Pastoral Co, Canberra, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 355c for 345kg to return $1227.
Wondolin Pastoral Co, Surat, sold Angus-cross steers to 354c for 379kg to return $1344.
Yackatoon Grazing Co, Langrantha, Wandoan, sold Droughtmaster steers to 344c for 439kg to return $1513.
Glen Wilson, Yacca, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 340c for 423kg to return $1438.
Wardsdale Grazing Co, Wardsdale, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 338c for 500kg to return $1691.
Clinton Melcer, The Long Paddock, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 324c for 531kg to return $1723.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 344c/kg and averaged 300c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 356c/kg and averaged 324c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 364c/kg and averaged 339c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 374c/kg and averaged 334c/kg.
Doce, Pleasant Hills, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross heifers to 362c for 280kg to return $1014.
P & D Leahy, Felicia Park, Wallumbilla, sold EU Angus-cross heifers to 356c for 334kg to return $1191.
Tigrigie Cattle Co, Moorabinda, Taroom, sold EU Angus-cross heifers to 354c for 298kg to return $1057.
Ian Brumpton Holdings, Oaklands, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 346c for 274kg to return $948.
G & C White, Marionvale, Surat, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 322c for 297kg to return $959.
Cows over 500kg sold to 281c/kg and averaged 245c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 259c/kg and averaged 232c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 239c/kg and averaged 213c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1425/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 428c/kg and averaged 323c/kg.
The last Roma cattle sale of the year will be on December 13, 2016.
Source: NLRS/Roma Saleyards