Yarding 4749 Change -1745
Cattle continue to be drawn from a wide supply area.
The overall quality of the yarding was mixed and included good numbers of heavy steers and quality local weaners with steers and heifers presented in similar numbers.
A smaller but competitive buying panel was present and operating, with an increase in feedlot activity, and despite all regular processors being present, one did not operate.
Prices improved for medium to heavy weight steers along with most heifer categories. Heavy bulls continued to fall in price off the back of the decreased processor competition, while heavy weight cows held firm remaining unchanged from the previous week.
Light weight steers to restockers fell by 3c to 6c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed rose by 10c to 15c/kg. Medium weight steers under 400kg to restockers improved by 10c, while heavy weight steers to feed rose by 23c/kg.
A large run of local heifers sold to strong competition with light weight heifers to restockers improving by 91c to 113c/kg, and topping the sale. Medium weight heifers under 330kg to feed improved by 39c, while medium weight heifers under 400kg to feed fell by 23c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg remain present in limited numbers, and sold to a top of 600.2c to average 580c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 603.2c to average 550c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 562.2c to average 509c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 546.2c to average 498c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 481.2c to average 431c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a sale topping 654.2c to average 614c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 640.2c to average 569c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 552.2c to average 481c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 488.2c to average 445c/kg.
The best of the grown steers sold to 360.2c to average 360c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers sold to a top of 352.2c to average 341c/kg.
A run of PTIC heifers sold on a dollars per head basis to a top of $2,025/head. Cows were present in decreased numbers and restocker demand remained firm with medium weight cows selling to 290.2c to average 285c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 300.2c to average 292c/kg.
Light weight bulls to restockers sold to a top of 622.2c to average 570c/kg. The best of the small number of heavy weight bulls to processors made to 281.2c to average 274c/kg.
Market reporter: Sherril Stivano
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 600c/kg and averaged 524c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 603c/kg and averaged 548c/kg.
Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 546c/kg and averaged 494c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 524c/kg and averaged 458c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 481c/kg and averaging 418c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $2,180/unit.
FI & MJ Taylor, Lying Downs, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 603c/kg, reaching a top of $1,612 to average $1,384.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Charolais cross steers to 602c/kg, reaching a top of $1,921 to average $1,727. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,929 to average $1,419.
PJ & CR Britton, Brighton Downs, Winton sold Santa steers to 594c/kg reaching a top of $1,914 to average $1,393.
Gwenbrook Farms Pastoral Co, Gwenbrook, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 578c/kg, reaching a top of $1,948 to average $1,686. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 588c/kg, reaching a top of $1,669 to average $1,464.
Andromeda Cattle Company, Eddington, Mungallala sold Charolais cross steers to 566c/kg, reaching a top of $1,550 to average $1,495.
Allen Family Inv, Barcoola, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 566c/kg, reaching a top of $1,356 to average $1,356. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 514c/kg, reaching a top of $1,247 to average $1,233.
RD Pastoral, Richmond Downs, Roma sold Angus steers to 546c/kg, reaching a top of $1,846 to average $ 1,682. The Angus cross heifers sold to 530c/kg, reaching a top of $1,627 to average $1,506.
Bates Pastoral Pty Ltd, Bengalla, Wallumbilla sold Angus steers to 544c/kg, reaching a top of $1,781 to average $1,706. The Angus heifers sold to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $2,146 to average $1,590.
Green Family Trust, Mogera Stn, Adavale sold Angus cross steers to 542c/kg, reaching a top of $1,702 to average $1,323. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 532c/kg, reaching a top of $1,186 to average $980.
Vincent Grazing, Reedsdale, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 533c/kg, reaching a top of $1,751 to average $1,720.
LL & SD Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 532c/kg, reaching a top of $1,575 to average $1,447.
JW Blackburn, Mt Bindango, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 516c/kg, reaching a top of $1,420 to average $1,420. The Angus cross heifers sold to 516c/kg, reaching a top of $1,365 to average $1,257.
DJ & KA McDonald, Wyrapa, Charleville sold Murray grey cross steers to 498c/kg, reaching a top of $1,731 to average $1,625.
WJ & EA Martyn, Canowindra, Roma sold Shorthorn cross steers to 493c/kg, reaching a top of $1,814 to average $1,647. The Shorthorn cross heifers sold to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $1,493 to average $1,493.
PM & HJ Devlin, Carmody Downs, Wandoan sold Angus steers to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,865 to average $1,802.
CJ Bishop, Binbinette, Wallumbilla sold Angus steers to 481c/kg, reaching a top of $2,293 to average $2,032.
Strathfield Past Pty Ltd, Strathfield, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 466c/kg, reaching a top of $1,974 to average $1,807.
Whyenbah Development, Whyenbah, St George sold Santa cross steers to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,942 to average $1,892.
BJ & KM Perkins, Kaywarra, Eumamurrin sold Droughtmaster steers to 436c/kg, reaching a top of $1,973 to average $1,910.
GR & ML Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $2,093 to average $2,065.
LA & GA Sellars, Montana, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,434 to average $1,408.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 654c/kg and averaged 556c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 620c/kg and averaged 515c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 552c/kg, averaging 428c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 478c/kg, averaging 382c/kg.
WA & KE Freeman, Meeleebee Downs, Wallumbilla sold Angus heifers to 654c/kg, reaching a top of $1,612 to average $1,286.
Campmac Pty Ltd, Saramac Downs, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,891 to average $1,777.
PJ & ME Brennan, For Far, Mitchell sold Charbray heifers to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,304 to average $1,304.
Figtree Creek Pty Ltd, Cowarie Station, Marree sold Brahman heifers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,362 to average $1,128.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 298c/kg and averaged 270c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 395c/kg and averaged 280c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 310c/kg, averaging 286c/kg.
Dart Pastoral Co, Bannockburn Station, Torrens Creek sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $1,836 to average $1,505.
JC & GM Worsfold, Oakwells, Injune sold Charolais cross cows to 295c/kg, reaching a top of $1,981 to average $1,767.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards