Yarding 8035 Change 5222
The supply of stock increased by a massive 5,222 head to 8,035 at the Roma store sale.
Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state, and also included in the lineup was a large consignment from northern New South Wales.
All the usual restocker and feeder buyers were present and operating, along with the regular export processors.
The much larger supply of yearling steers to restockers and feeder operators could not maintain the high levels of the previous week, with losses of 17c to 22c/kg, and more on secondary lines.
The light weight yearling heifers experienced similar losses. However medium weight yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market went against this trend to average 9c/kg better, while heavy weights experienced very little change in price. The relatively large selection of cows sold to a cheaper trend with losses of 17c to 32c/kg.
Steer calves returned to the paddock at an average of 465c with sales to 488.2c, and heifer calves averaged 406c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 17c less at 434c with sales to 468.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280- 330kg range to feed made to 439c to average 22c cheaper at 411c, and medium weights to feed were well supplied and made to 420.2c, to reduce by 18c, and averaged 396. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 424.2 with a fair sample at 395c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers averaged 386c and made to 408c/kg. A large supply of medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 398.2c to average 380c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to a top of 400c to average 380c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 378c to average 369c/kg. Grown heifers to processors made to 331c to average 279c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 195c, and the better 2 scores averaged 235c, and sold to 248c/kg. Medium weight 3 scores averaged 252c and made to 263c/kg. Heavy weight 3 scores averaged 260c and made to 271c, and a few good heavy cows made to 288.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 320c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 482c/kg and averaged 411c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 468c/kg and averaged 423c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 436c/kg and averaged 388c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 420c/kg and averaged 374c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 424c/kg and averaging 372c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,180/unit.
Birnam Cattle Co, Gowrie, Charleville sold Charolais cross steers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $1,187 to average $1,028. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 408c/kg, reaching a top of $966 to average $824.
Matthew Harland, Ednavale, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 469c/kg, reaching a top of $575 to average $575. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 402c/kg, reaching a top of $387 to average $387.
Archer Rural Pty Ltd, Donald Downs, Longreach sold Brangus cross steers to 462c/kg, reaching a top of $1,335 to average $1,222.
DJ & NH Chandler, Cobbadah, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 454c/kg, reaching a top of $1,275 to average $1,246. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 384c/kg, reaching a top of $1,328 to average $1,112.
M Keegan, Sutton Grange, Roma sold Angus steers to 448c/kg, reaching a top of $1,025 to average $1,025.
Malabar Holdings Pty Ltd, Arlington, Mitchell sold Charolais cross steers to 444c/kg, reaching a top of $877 to average $804.
GP & SM Seawright, Comet Downs, Injune sold Santa steers to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $1,260 to average $1,214. The Santa heifers sold to 392c/kg, reaching a top of $1,024 to average $1,019.
Ian Duff, Duffields, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 420c/kg, reaching a top of $1,672 to average $1,672.
Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 414c/kg, reaching a top of $1,636 to average $1,564.
Mirradong Meats, Kia-Ora, Walgett sold Angus steers to 406c/kg, reaching a top of $1,675 to average $1,371. The Angus heifers sold to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $1,488 to average $1,154.
Parklane Grazing, Parklane, Drillham sold Santa cross steers to 405c/kg, reaching a top of $1,268 to average $1,207.
Gardiner & Son, Collaroy, Charleville sold Simbrah steers to 404c/kg, reaching a top of $1,420 to average $1,406.
MJ & HM Hughes, Yambutta, Quilpie sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 402c/kg, reaching a top of $1,686 to average $1,409.
PD & SE Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby sold Santa steers to 402c/kg, reaching a top of $1,567 to average $1,567.
Dalwai Holdings, Gracemere, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 398c/kg, reaching a top of $1,483 to average $1,374.
PA Campbell, Prarievale, Augathella sold Santa cross steers to 396c/kg, reaching a top of $1,794 to average $1,604.
Mt Kingsley Pty Ltd, Roma Feedlot, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 386c/kg, reaching a top of $1,998 to average $1,757.
Yorkaringa Farming Trust, Yorkaringa, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers to 355c/kg, reaching a top of $1,914 to average $1,900.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 414c/kg and averaged 337c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 394c/kg and averaged 347c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 398c/kg, averaging 350c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 400c/kg, averaging 318c/kg.
WN & MM Jones, Norolle, Roma sold Charolais cross heifers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,698 to average $1,484.
Pensini Grazing Pty Ltd, Cameron Downs, Hughenden sold Angus cross heifers to 398c/kg, reaching a top of $1,444 to average $1,223.
SJ Todd Constructions Pty Ltd, Bindebango, Bollon sold Charolais cross heifers to 396c/kg, reaching a top of $1,392 to average $1,220.
TJ East & JD Lang, Wyora Station, Winton sold Charolais heifers to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $1,297 to average $1,203.
Bangor Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Bangor, Mungallala sold Brangus heifers to 390c/kg, reaching a top of $1,296 to average $1,215.
PJ & N Nichol, Sutton Veney, Roma sold Angus heifers to 386c/kg, reaching a top of $1,149 to average $798.
Dack Cattle Co, Eurom Bah East, Taroom sold Santa heifers to 382c/kg, reaching a top of $1,167 to average $1,119.
Star Grazing, Vuna Stn, Hughenden sold Santa cross heifers to 378c/kg, reaching a top of $1,068 to average $897.
The Bottle Tree Cattle Trust, Karalee, Wandoan sold Brangus heifers to 378c/kg, reaching a top of $1,023 to average $930.
M & NE McKay, Macwood, St George sold Santa cross heifers to 372c/kg, reaching a top of $1,375 to average $1,326.
Bambloom Pty Ltd, Roma Feedlot, Roma sold Angus cross heifers to 315c/kg, reaching a top of $1,718 to average $1,473.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 246c/kg and averaged 205c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 300c/kg and averaged 246c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 300c/kg, averaging 254c/kg.
Dart Pastoral Co, Springbok, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $1,413 to average $1,175.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Dundee, Mitchell sold Cross breed cows to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,485 to average $1,376.
Glen Valley Pastoral Co, Glen Valley, Jundah sold Santa cows to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $1,600 to average $1,478.
Warrabinda Cattle Co, Warrabinda, Roma sold Angus cross cows to 264c/kg, reaching a top of $1,479 to average $1,479.
Landers Creek Pastoral Co, Oondooroo Station, Winton sold Santa cross cows to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $1,170 to average $1,019.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards