ROMA opened up with a total of 2641 head for the first sale of 2022.
Cattle were drawn from the local supply area alongside with a few from the south west of the state.
Buyers remained active on feeder cattle and most categories of restocker pens opened up at similar levels to last year.
There was a noticeable absence of processor buyers and competition on finished cattle was reduced.
Light weight restocker steers under 200kg sold to 894.2c to average 779c/kg.
Steers 200 to 280kg made to 895.2c with most of the C muscle lines averaging 801c/kg.
Restocker steers 280 to 330kg returning to the paddock sold to 860.2c to average 752c/kg. Medium feeder steers made to 722.2c averaging 665c, while those returning to the paddock averaged 691c/kg. Heavy feeder steers topped at 614.2c to average 559c/kg.
Light weight restocker heifers under 200kg made to 720.2c, while those 200 to 280kg topped at an isolated 806.2c to average 693c/kg. Medium weight heifers to feed for the domestic trade sold to 712.2c to average 643c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 522c/kg.
Finished grown steers struggled to maintain previous prices selling to 426.2c to average 400c/kg. Medium weight cows also lost ground selling to 348.2c to average 326c/kg. Heavy weight cows sold to 344.2c to average 328c/kg.
A good number of cows and calves were yarded with the top price at $4100/unit.
Market Reporter: Sam Hart
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A total of 2,641 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 894c/kg and averaged 728c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 895c/kg and averaged 780c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 860c/kg and averaged 719c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 722c/kg and averaged 626c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 614c/kg and averaging 503c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $4,100/unit.
LM & DJ Chandler, Cobbadah, Injune sold Simmental cross steers to 895c/kg reaching a top of $2,491 to average $2,413. The Simmental cross heifers sold to 736c/kg reaching a top of $1,923 to average $1,886.
KG Savidge, Southampton, St George sold Santa steers to 894c/kg reaching a top of $1,728 to average $1,728.
Coorada Pastoral Co, Coorada Taroom sold Santa cross steers to 833c/kg reaching a top of $2,457 to average $1,991. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 690c/kg reaching a top of $1,527 to average $1,376.
DJ & NH Chandler, Cobbadah, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 830c/kg reaching a top of $2,502 to average $2,361. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 660c/kg reaching a top of to $1,758 to average $1,686.
Joel Currie, Perola Park, Augathella sold Brangus cross steers to 800c/kg reaching a top of $2,452 to average $2,371. Seawright Investments, Injune sold Santa steers to 774c/kg reaching a top of $2,271 to average $2,188.
C & J Varidel Trading Pty Ltd, Carisbrooke, Yuleba sold Angus steers to 772c/kg reaching a top of $2,527 to average $2,422. The Angus heifers sold to 688c/kg reaching a top of $2,272 to average $2,158.
SD & MJ Russel, Wodonga, Mungalalla sold Charolais cross steers to 764c/kg reaching a top of $2,360 to average $2,092.
JL, RM, MD & FE Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 764c/kg reaching a top of $2,200 to average $1,956. The Charolais heifers sold to 694c/kg reaching a top of $1,872 to average $1,731.
M & C Redgen, The Rockies, Roma sold red Angus cross steers to 728c/kg reaching a top of $2,294 to average $2,249. The Angus cross heifers sold to 665c/kg reaching a top of $1,768c/kg to average $1,768.
RA & CA Bain, Mt Eden, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 722c/kg reaching a top of $2,648 to average $2,444.
NJ Close & DL Summerville, Wilga Park, Surat sold Angus steers to 720c/kg reaching a top of $1,928 to average $1,928. The Angus heifers sold to 806c/kg reaching a top of $1,842 to average $1,842.
PD & JL Fisher, Quilberry, Charleville sold Santa cross steers to 714c/kg reaching a top of $2,601 to average $2,446. The Santa cross heifer sold to 648c/kg reaching a top of $2,226 to average $2,118.
Farmleigh Grazing, Farmleigh, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 660c/kg reaching a top of $2,839 to average $2,523. The Charbray cross heifers sold to 608c/kg reaching a top of $2,215 to average $2,006. The Angus cross cows sold to 332c/kg reaching a top of $1,881 to average $1,775.
Brett & Sandy Southern, Neabul Downs, St George sold Santa cross steers to 860c/kg reaching a top of $2,482 to average $2,045. The Angus cross heifers sold to sold to 698c reaching a top of $1,536 to average $1,482.
MG & LJ Huntly, Kilburnie, Muckadilla sold Charolais cross steers to 628c/kg reaching a top of $2,487 to average $2,487.
T & H Grazing, Southbrae, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 680c/kg reaching a top of $2,295 to average $2,295. The Charolais Cross Heifers sold to 628c/kg reaching a top of $1,905 to average $1,905.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 720c/kg and averaged 618c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 806c/kg and averaged 672c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 712c/kg, averaging 641c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 668c/kg, averaging 471c/kg.
AR, C & NJ Hamilton, Taroom sold Brangus heifers to 712c/kg reaching a top of $2,433 to average $2,009.
Guthrie Pastoral Group, Baroona, Injune, sold Santa cross heifers to 662c/kg reaching a top of $2,027 to average $2,027.
Binowee Pastoral Company, The Belahs, Marmadura sold Brahman cross cows and calves reaching a top of $3,425 per unit to average $3,276 per unit.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards