Yarding 5148 Change 12/10/2021
Numbers rose by 1729 to see a total yarding of 5148 at the Roma Store Sale as intermittent storms passed.
The ALPA Queensland Young Auctioneers competition final normally held at the EKKA was incorporated into the sale.
Steers accounted for over half of the yarding with cattle drawn from a wide supply area.
The overall quality of the yarding was mixed with a good representation of heavy oats finished bullocks and some large single vendor female lines.
A larger buying panel was present and operating, including all regular processors.
The market remained strong with solid buyer competition on quality cattle and price fluctuations were reflective of quality variations.
Light weight steers under 280kg to feed or background improved by 3c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg improved by 5c while medium weight steers under 400kg fell by 8c to 23c/kg. Heavy weight steers fell by 3c to 10c/kg.
Light weight heifers to restockers fell by 13c to 21c while medium weight heifers under 330kg to restockers improved by 37c/kg. Heavy weight cows improved by 1c to 6c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg sold to a top of 698.2c to average 687c/kg. Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 702.2c to average 644c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 658.2c to average 609c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to a top of 618.2c to average 569c, while heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 534.2c to average 482c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 692.2c to average 615c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers also made to 654.2c to average 567c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed sold to 598.2c to average 547c while medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers reached a top of 702.2c to average 702c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers over 400kg to feed made to a top of 468.2c to average 455c/kg.
The best of the grown steers made to 417.2c to average 397c while the best of the grown heifers sold to a top of 454.2c to average 439c/kg.
A good run of PTIC red tag cows sold at open auction to a top of $2080/head. Heavy weight 3 score cows reached a top of 369.2c to average 362c while heavy weight 4 score prime cows made to a top of 383.2c to average 379c/kg.
Light weight bulls to restockers sold to a top of 668.2c to average 657c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls reached a top of 374.2c to average 352c/kg.
Cows and calves made to a top of $2700/unit.
Market reporter: Sherrill Stivano
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 702c/kg and averaged 668c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 688c/kg and averaged 615c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 658c/kg and averaged 576c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 588c/kg and averaged 494c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 556c/kg and averaging 457c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $2,700/unit.
WJ & EC Groat Family Trust, Lorraine, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 698c/kg, reaching a top of $1,661 to average $1,426. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 650c/kg, reaching a top of $1,365 to average $1,203.
M & C Redgen, The Rockies, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 670c/kg, reaching a top of $1,736 to average $1,548. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 582c/kg, reaching a top of $1,648 to average $1,342.
Les Littlewood, Tanilba, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 666c/kg, reaching a top of $2,022 to average $1,856.
JP & KA Pearson, Roselea, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 660c/kg, reaching a top of $1,663 to average $1,663. The Santa cross heifers sold 596c/kg, reaching a top of $1550 to average $1,520.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala sold Charolais cross steers to 642c/kg, reaching a top of $2,234 to average $1,901.
AJ & CJ Adams, Allo Omber, Barcaldine sold Braham cross steers to 624c/kg, reaching a top of $1,813 to average $1,681. The Braham cross heifers sold to 570c/kg, reaching a top of $1,466 to average $1,294.
J & K Connolly, Derry Downs, Roma sold Santa steers to 622c/kg, reaching a top of $1,688 to average $1,688.
R & J Underwood, Pine Hills, Wallumbilla sold Droughtmaster steers to 620c/kg, reaching a top of $1,819 to average $1,819. The Droughtmaster cows sold to 378c/kg, reaching a top of $2,382 to average $2,382.
PJ & MM Wade, Ravenscourt, Charleville sold Angus cross steers to 600c/kg, reaching a top $2,036 to average $2,036.
Heslin Contracting & DJ, Formosa Downs, Surat sold Composite steers to 600c/kg, reaching a top of $1,979 to average $1,713.
Fleetwood Grazing Co, Corinda, Aramac sold Droughtmaster steers to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $2,020 to average $1,806.
EL & DK Connolly, Tetalga, Roma sold Santa steers to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $1,931 to average $1,922.
LJ & LG Crosby, Glen Olive, Miles sold Angus cross steers to 580c/kg, reaching a top of $2,194 to average $2,193.
Wilson Grazing, Redbank, Mitchell sold Braford steers to 550c/kg, reaching a top of $1,816 to average $1,678.
Belfast Investments NQ Pty Ltd, Belfast Station, Winton sold Brahman steers to 544c/kg, reaching a top of $2,070 to average $1,693.
Farmleigh Grazing, Farmleigh, Injune sold Santa cross steers to 499c/kg, reaching a top of $2,308 to average $2,234.
Spreadborough Past Co, Finsbury Park, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 496c/kg, reaching a top of $2,502 to average $2,324.
Wilson Grazing, Taroela, Taroom sold Braford steers to 480c/kg, reaching a top of $2,304 to average $2,140.
Moonya Agriculture Pty Ltd, Roma sold Angus steers to 474c/kg, reaching a top a $2,538 to average $2,431. The Angus cows sold to 374c/kg, reaching a top of $2,192 to average $1,957.
Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $2,782 to average $2,558.
CJ Melcer, The Long Paddock, Roma sold Charbray cross steers to 431c/kg, reaching a top of $2,613 to average $2,441.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 692c/kg and averaged 585c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 654c/kg and averaged 515c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 702c/kg, averaging 481c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 570c/kg, averaging 423c/kg.
SR & ML Phelps, Wilga View, Jackson sold Angus cross heifers to 702c/kg, reaching a top of $2,343 to average $2,143.
Ray Pastoral Co, Ray Station, Quilpie sold Santa cross heifers to 692c/kg, reaching a top of $1,164 to average $1,065.
TL, JV & Jonty Kehl, Armidale sold Charolais cross heifers to 580c/kg, reaching a top of $2,009 to average $1,713.
Swain Farms Pty Ltd, Kia-ora, Walgett sold Romagnola cross heifers to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $2,378 to average $1,792.
Vermont sold Brahman cross heifers to 398c/kg, reaching a top of $1,349 to average $1,262.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 372c/kg and averaged 325c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 372c/kg and averaged 352c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 383c/kg, averaging 369c/kg.
Kane & Annette Yorkston, Dalziel, Taroom sold Santa cows to 373c/kg, reaching a top of $2,358 to average $2,239.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards