Yarding 4461 Change -1857
Cattle were mostly drawn from the usual supply area and a larger panel of buyers was present with increased restocker presence included in the buyers panel, however not all processors were operating. Steers dominated the yarding.
The quality was mixed and again included larger numbers of younger cattle.
Prices saw some improvements for yearling steers and heifers. Cows, however, mostly continued to drop. Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers rose by 5c to 10c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed rose by 7c/kg. However, heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell by 1c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers rose by 4c to 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400 kg to feed rose by 14c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows were back by 9c, while the limited numbers of medium weight 3 score cows dropped by 13c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows were back by 17c/kg. Calves to restockers made to 260c to average 205c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers sold to 256.2c to average 239c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 263.2c to average 252c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to a top of 263.2c to average 253c/kg. A sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers sold to 190.2c to average 176c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed sold to 209.2c to average 195c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight 2 score cows sold to 139.2c to average 113c, while the medium weight 3 score cows made to a top of 160.2c to average 142c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 168.2c to average 149c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls 256.2c to average 231c/kg
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 260c/kg and averaged 240c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 256c/kg and averaged 231c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 261c/kg and averaged 232c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 263c/kg and averaged 249c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 263c/kg and averaging 234c/kg.
Ian Duff, Duffields, Roma sold Limousin cross steers to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $1,059 to average $1,000.
LRB Briscoe, Goomibah, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $992 to average $927.
S & R White Family Trust, Mt Saltbush, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $547 to average $487. The Angus cross heifers sold to 178c/kg, reaching a top of $357 to average $320.
Bambloom Pty Ltd, Richmond Downs, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 258c/kg, reaching a top of $763 to average $486. The Angus cross heifers sold to 168c/kg, reaching a top of $374 to average $316.
RA & SA Houston, North Bunarba, Mungindi sold Brangus steers to 256c/kg, reaching a top of $651 to average $541.
GS & CJ White, Marionvale, Surat sold Brangus cross steers to 254c/kg, reaching a top of $1,164 to average $1,030.
DH & SBM Campbell, Currawarra, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $697 to average $625.
Bullamon Plains Pastoral Co, Cedarvale, Dunkeld sold Angus steers to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $670 to average $618.
Golden Pastoral Holdings, Strathmore, Dulacca sold Santa cross steers to 244c/kg, reaching a top of $689 to average $552. The Santa cross heifers sold to 170c/kg, reaching a top of $379 to average $336.
Moonya Pastoral Co, Moonya, Roma sold Angus steers to 244c/kg, reaching a top of $504 to average $447. The Santa cross heifers sold to 161c/kg, reaching a top of $308 to average $271.
Terry Jukes, Armadilla, Morven sold Santa cross steers to 242c/kg, reaching a top of $686 to average $626.
Womblebank Cattle Co, Womblebank, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 238c/kg, reaching a top of $595 to average $475.
Milton Houston, Lorelle Downs, Yuleba sold Charbray steers to 230c/kg, reaching a top of $660 to average $511. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 178c/kg, reaching a top of $354 to average $354.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 178c/kg and averaged 156c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 190c/kg and averaged 152c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 210c/kg, averaging 157c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 210c/kg, averaging 175c/kg.
Dart Pastoral, Springbok, Injune sold Charolais cross heifers to 209c/kg, reaching a top of $747 to average $691.
Beef Connect Pty Ltd, Thorn Hill, Wandoan sold Santa cross heifers to 176c/kg, reaching a top of $612 to average $572.
Mendip Hill Pastoral, Mendip Hills, Jericho sold Droughtmaster heifers to 164c/kg, reaching a top of $497 to average $407.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 124c/kg and averaged 79c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 154c/kg and averaged 116c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 168c/kg, averaging 145c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards