Yarding 5747 Change -194
Cattle numbers continued to fall, down by 194 head to 5,747 head at the Roma Store Sale.
Cattle continue to be drawn from Western and North Western Queensland, along with the local supply area.
The overall quality of the yarding was mixed with steers accounting for over half of the yarding.
A large buying panel was present and operating, and included all regular processors with restockers continuing to be present in numbers.
Prices fluctuated across the mixed yarding, which included an increase in numbers of heavy steers, however competition remained firm on sought after lines of quality cattle.
Light weight yearling steers improved by 12c to 16c/kg. The lead of the medium weight steers under 280kg to feed improved by 12c, while the lead of the medium weight steers under 400kg fell in price by 2c to 16c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell by 17c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers fell by 28c to 56c, while medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed improved by 13c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to feed improved by 1c, and heavy weight heifers to feed improved by 5c/kg. Cows improved in price with heavy weights gaining 1c to 2c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg were again few in numbers and sold to a top of 596.2c to average 591c/kg. A good sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 612.2c to average 548c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 588.2c to average 501c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 580.2c to average 494c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 467.2c to average 414c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 556.2c to average 513c/kg.
Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 568.2c to average 485c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 510.2c to average 456c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 440.2c to average 425c/kg. The best of the grown steers sold to 381.2c to average 377c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers sold to a top of 346.2c to average 328c/kg.
A pen of PTIC grown heifers sold on a dollars per head basis to $1740/head. Processor demand remained strong for cows as medium weight 3 score sold to 305.2c to average 299c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 305.2c to average 298c, while heavy weight 4 score cows reached a top of 316.2c to average 310c/kg. Light weight bulls to restockers sold to a top of 552.2c to average 477c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 339.2c to average 332c/kg. Cows and calves reached a top of $2600/unit.
Market reporter: Sherrill Stivano
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 612c/kg and averaged 554c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 602c/kg and averaged 539c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 588c/kg and averaged 489c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 580c/kg and averaged 461c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 515c/kg and averaging 405c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,600/unit.
Close Marketing No 2 Pty Ltd, Lagoon Creek, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 612c/kg, reaching a top of $1,701 to average $1,485. The Angus cross heifers sold to 566c/kg, reaching a top of $1,391 to average $1,364.
Malcolm Burey, Back Creek, Amby sold Charolais cross steers to 596c/kg, reaching a top of $1,047 to average $1,047. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 568c/kg, reaching a top of $1,426 to average $1,143.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Santa cross steers to 592c/kg, reaching a top of $2,030 to average $1,818. The Santa cross heifers sold to 494c/kg, reaching a top of $1,440 to average $1,271.
Hendon Park Pastoral Co, Hendon Park, Roma sold Angus steers to 582c/kg, reaching a top of $1,711 to average $1,636. The Angus heifers sold to 530c/kg, reaching a top of $1,403 to average $1,402.
Pathungra Prop, Pathungra Station, Boulia sold Santa steers to 578c/kg, reaching a top of $1,583 to average $1,244.
AK Grazing Pty Ltd, Austral Park, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 574c/kg, reaching a top of $1,706 to average $1,541. The Angus cross heifers sold to 560c/kg, reaching a top of $1,353 to average $1,305.
Green Family Trust, Mogera Stn, Adavale sold Angus cross steers to 570c/kg, reaching a top of $1,519 to average $1,457.
China State Farms Australia Pty Ltd, Noella Station, Charleville sold Santa steers to 564c/kg, reaching a top of $1,735 to average $1,414.
LJ & SG Hanna, Terrarara, Mitchell sold Santa steers to 552c/kg, reaching a top of $1,980 to average $1,709. The Santa heifers sold to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $1,360 to average $1,348.
LL & SD Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 548c/kg, reaching a top of $1,646 to average $1,409. The Angus cross heifers sold to 480c/kg, reaching a top of $1,222 to average $1,126.
RA & CA Bain, Mt Eden, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 520c/kg, reaching a top of $1,608 to average $1,606.
Winnathoola Pastoral Co, Winnathoola, Wallumbilla sold Angus steers to 518c/kg, reaching a top of $2,124 to average $1,914.
John Steele T/A Cottenham Pty Ltd, Killowen, Cunnamulla sold Santa cross steers to 517c/kg, reaching a top of $1,622 to average $1,503. The Santa heifers sold to 470c/kg, reaching a top of $1,290 to average $1,290. The Santa cross cows sold to 315c/kg, reaching a top of $2,233 to average $2,233.
C & S Tindall Family Trust, Darr River Downs, Longreach sold Angus cross steers to 514c/kg, reaching a top of $2,168 to average $1,643.
TL & JV Kehl, Armidale, Wallumbilla sold Braford cross steers to 467c/kg, reaching a top of $1,935 to average $1,736. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 432c/kg, reaching a top of $1,529 to average $1,404.
Wardsdale Grazing Co, Wardsdale, Charleville sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 446c/kg, reaching a top of $1,712 to average $1,649.
LT & ML Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 438c/kg, reaching a top of $2,066 to average $2,009.
Brah-lim Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Boondoon, Charleville sold Limousin cross steers to 381c/kg, reaching a top of $2,334 to average $2,135.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 568c/kg and averaged 512c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 566c/kg and averaged 465c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 510c/kg, averaging 409c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 422c/kg, averaging 357c/kg.
Brown & Sons, Mayfield, Duchess sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 448c/kg, reaching a top of $1,200 to average $1,138.
Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune sold Charolais cross heifers to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $1,484 to average $1,479.
CN & SH Nason, Banoona, Yuleba sold Composite heifers to 412c/kg, reaching a top of $1,740 to average $1,686.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 261c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 325c/kg and averaged 290c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 330c/kg, averaging 302c/kg.
WA & KE Freeman, Meeleebee Downs, Wallumbilla sold Hereford cows to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $1,958 to average $1,633.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards