Yarding 6663 Change -3637
The reduction in prices from the previous sale combined with some very isolated falls of rain in parts of the supply area reduced the number of stock by 3,637 head to 6,663.
The overall quality of the young cattle was mixed, however there was a relatively small selection of good heavy grown steers and bullocks penned in the grown cattle section a long with some good heavy cows. A large panel of buyers was present and operating across all classes.
Prices for light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock could not maintain the levels of the previous sale. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to a firm market. However, heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed lifted in price by over 20c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers varied in price according to quality and medium weights met fair demand for the quality penned. Cows experienced some improvements in places following the losses of the previous sale. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 318.2c with most close to 308c, while the lesser quality lines averaged 279c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 328.2c to average 312c/kg. A fair sample of heavy weights to feed averaged 326c and made to 330.2c/kg in pen lots. Light weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock or background made to 286.2c to average 268c and the poorer quality lines averaged 226c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made 292.2c to average 275c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 319.2c and the bullock portion made to 317.2c to average 316c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 218c and made to 230.2c/kg. Good heavy cows mostly sold around 250c with some to 253.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 258.2c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 318c/kg and averaged 274c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 293c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 328c/kg and averaged 302c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 330c/kg and averaged 303c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 330c/kg and averaging 308c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $875/unit.
Nugent Pastoral Co, Tambo Station, Tambo sold Santa cross steers to 330c/kg, reaching a top of $1,409 to average $1,355.
Wellwater Pastoral Co, Wellwater, Tambo sold Santa steers to 328c/kg, reaching a top of $1,269 to average $1,165.
Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 328c/kg, reaching a top of $994 to average $982. The Charolais heifers sold to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,016 to average $1,016.
Cameron Colley, Brucedale, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 322c/kg, reaching a top of $1,324 to average $844. The Charbray heifers sold to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $1,197 to average $597.
William & Tessa Clemesha, Sunset Valley, Bollon sold Charolais cross steers to 320c/kg, reaching a top of $1,435 to average $1,007.
RB Ford, Hillcrest, Muckadilla sold Santa cross steers to 320c/kg, reaching a top of $983 to average $983.
S Kidman & Co Ltd, Durrie Station, Birdsville sold Brahman cross steers to 319c/kg, reaching a top of $2,082 to average $1,846.
Camelock Rural, Torres Park, Augathella sold Santa steers to 318c/kg, reaching a top of $846 to average $793. The Santa heifers sold to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $724 to average $645.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Simmental cross steers to 318c/kg, reaching a top of $572 to average $514. The Simmental heifers sold to 258c/kg, reaching a top of $1,065 to average $405.
GJ, HG & LT Wippell, Riverglen, St George sold Angus steers to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $1,119 to average $1,119.
S & R White Family Trust, Mt Saltbush, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $906 to average $782. The Angus cross heifers sold to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $744 to average $654.
M & TL & JV Kehl, Hillview, Wallumbilla sold Braford steers to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $810 to average $776.
MI McClymont, Bundoran, Richmond sold Angus steers to 310c/kg, reaching a top of $946 to average $699. The Angus heifers sold to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $972 to average $611.
Layershire Pty Ltd, Koorandai, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 306c/kg, reaching a top of $711 to average $589. The Angus cross heifers sold to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $769 to average $490.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 270c/kg and averaged 232c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 286c/kg and averaged 253c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 292c/kg, averaging 251c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 286c/kg, averaging 256c/kg.
Dalco Pastoral, Sugarloaf, Wallumbilla sold Santa heifers to 283c/kg, reaching a top of $1,024 to average $800.
Guthrie Pastoral Group, Baroona, Injune sold Santa cross heifers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $736 to average $690.
BC Stinson, Benarby, Mungallala sold Santa heifers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $492 to average $453.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 244c/kg and averaged 189c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 270c/kg and averaged 227c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 253c/kg, averaging 242c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards