NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 6754 Change -30
Yarding numbers remained steady week-on-week. The quality of yearling steers improved and good sorts sold well, but overall prices were 3c/kg cheaper on average.
A good quality line of Angus-cross PTIC heifers sold to $1220 and averaged $1040/head. Heavy yearling steers to feed gained 6c/kg and more selective purchasing by a local feedlot resulted in medium weight yearling heifer prices declining 10c/kg. Steer calves sold to 406c and averaged 377c, up 29c, while heifer calves sold to 348c and averaged 323c, unchanged in price. Light weight yearling steers sold to 394c and mostly ranged between 359c and 373c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 344c and averaged 336c, up 4c, while those returning to the paddock topped at 356c and averaged 351c, up 10c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers reached 342c and averaged 334c, up 6c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers earned to 348c and mostly ranged between 316c and 337c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers sold to 336c and averaged 311c, down 10c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows topped at 242c, while medium weight 3 score cows sold between 204c and 225c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $1370 and averaged $1049/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma light steers hit 406c/kg
A total of 6754 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 406c/kg and averaged 362c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 392c/kg and averaged 355c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 365c/kg and averaged 334c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 352c/kg and averaged 328c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 342c/kg and averaging 316c/kg.
S Kidman & Co, Durham Downs, Eromanga, sold Santa steers to 406c/kg for 161kg to return $655/head.
Tullamore Park Pastoral Co, Canberra, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 396c for 210kg to return $834.
Ces Russell, Ingledoon, Augathella, sold Santa-cross steers to 393c for 191kg to return $750.
Mobbs-Minnett, Gowrie, Charleville, sold Simbrah steers to 378c for 201kg to return $762. The Simbrah-cross heifers sold to 340c for 199kg to return $677.
S & M Russell, Willara, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 374c for 280kg to return $1047. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 348c for 211kg to return $737.
Brian Cloherty, Kingull West, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 374c for 275kg to return $1031. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 336c for 278kg to return $934.
The Flower family, Garrabarra, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 360c for 310kg to return $1118 and Santa-cross steers sold to 342c for 409kg to return $1400.
B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Brahman steers to 360c for 278kg to return $1001.
J & K Pearson, Roselea, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 356c for 312kg to return $1113.
E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 352c for 309kg to return $1088. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 330c for 350kg to return $1155.
W & K Brown, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 340c for 383kg to return $1303.
Jay Pastoral Co, Begonia, St George, sold Charolais-cross steers to 334c for 453kg to return $1516.
Tim O’Brien, Tyrone, Roma, sold Shorthorn-cross steers to 333c for 436kg to return $1455.
Glen Arden Cattle Co, Roma, sold Brahman-cross steers to 326c for 418kg to return $1363.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 322c/kg and averaged 272c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 338c/kg and averaged 299c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 342c/kg and averaged 309c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 352c/kg and averaged 317c/kg.
Killarney Park Grazing, Killarney Park, Tambo, sold Santa heifers to 338c for 311kg to return $1054.
Jean Statham, Possession Creek, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross heifers to 338c for 209kg to return $708.
M & C Packer, Trinity, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 336c for 346kg to return $1163.
Daandine Pastoral Co, Gwambegwine, Taroom, sold Santa heifers to 332c for 309kg to return $1026.
Cows over 500kg sold to 247c/kg and averaged 238c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 240c/kg and averaged 219c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 220c/kg and averaged 191c/kg.
A line of Angus-cross PTIC heifers sold to $1220 and averaged $1040/head.
Brangus cows with mixed aged calves sold to $1,370 and most averaged $1,049/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 352c/kg and averaged 236c/kg.