Yarding 3359 Change -1217
Numbers fell by 1,217, down to 3,359 at the last Roma Store Sale before the end of the financial year.
Cattle continue to be mostly drawn from the local supply area, with some numbers from Western Qld.
Steers accounted for almost two thirds of the yarding and the overall quality was mixed.
A good buying panel was present and operating, however one regular processor remained absent.
Feedlot activity saw prices hold firm for medium weight steers, while steers to restockers fell which is not truly reflective of the market, and can be attributed to the strong competition last week for a particular line of cattle.
Heifers fluctuated in places, but mostly improved while cows eased.
Light weight yearling steers under 280kg fell by 7c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed under 400kg rose by 5c/kg. Light weight heifers under 280kg to restockers fell by 15c, while medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed rose by 29c/kg. Heavy weight cows fell in price by 3c to 5c/kg.
The small sample of light weight yearling steers under 200kg sold to a top of 622c, to average 616c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 616.2c to average 563c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 540.2c to average 509c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 548.2c to average 463c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 454.2c to average 422c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 594.2c to average 593c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 568.2c to average 531c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed sold to 504.2c to average 492c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers reached a top of 476.2c to average 476c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers over 400kg to feed made to a top of 420.2c to average 420c/kg.
The best of the limited numbers of grown steers sold to 375.2c to average 368c/kg.
The largest sample of grown heifers sold to a top of 340.2c to average 331c/kg.
A number of PTIC cows sold on a dollars per head basis to a top of $1800/head.
Heavy weight cows were present in the largest numbers with the heavy weight 3 score cows reaching a top of 300.2c to average 288.
Market reporter: Sherril Stivano
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 622c/kg and averaged 575c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 616c/kg and averaged 547c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 540c/kg and averaged 491c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 548c/kg and averaged 471c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 454c/kg and averaging 399c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $2,650/unit.
Gall & Co Pty Ltd, Glebe, Taroom sold Cross breed steers to 622c/kg, reaching a top of $2,289 to average $1,332. The Cross breed heifers sold to 592c/kg, reaching a top of $1,458 to average $1,183.
LM & IS Cameron sold Angus steers to 596c/kg, reaching a top of $1,658 to average $1,341.
BJ & PC Harrison, Bungaringa, Mitchell sold Hereford cross steers to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $1,450 to average $1,391.
DC Diamond Co, Mirri Mirri, Hannaford sold Angus cross steers to 580c/kg, reaching a top of $1,659 to average $1,567.
DJ & JF Goodman, Eulalie, Mungindi sold Angus cross steers to 568c/kg, reaching a top of $1,963 to average $1,753.
Newton Grazing P/L, Mona Vale, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 568c/kg, reaching a top of $1,515 to average $1,436.
WJ & CM Whatmore, Boatman, Morven sold Droughtmaster steers to 566c/kg, reaching a top of $1,932 to average $1,384.
RS Loughnan, Alicker, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 566c/kg, reaching a top of $1,911 to average $1,538. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 558c/kg, reaching a top of $1,585 to average $1,383.
Bangor Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Bangor, Mungallala sold Charolais steers to 564c/kg, reaching a top of $1,394 to average $1,394. The Charolais heifers sold to 524c/kg, reaching a top of $1,258 to average $1,258.
LL & SD Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay sold Charolais cross steers to 560c/kg, reaching a top of $1,443 to average $1,306. The Angus heifers sold to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $1,660 to average $1,039.
JR & RM & MD & FE Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 554c/kg, reaching a top of $1,667 to average $1,519.
AR & SM Russell, Gladysvale, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 550c/kg, reaching a top of $1,958 to average $1,489.
CF & JV Creagh, Varna, Charleville sold Brangus steers to 548c/kg, reaching a top of $1,549 to average $1,384.
PJ & ME Brennan, For Far, Mitchell sold Charbray steers to 546c/kg, reaching a top of $1,993 to average $1,668. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 530c/kg, reaching a top of $1,500 to average $1,412.
Robert Arthur Pollock, Carlton, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $1,114 to average $1,114.
Green Family Trust, Mogera Stn, Adavale sold Angus cross steers to 528c/kg, reaching a top of $1,749 to average $1,402.
Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville sold Santa steers to 526c/kg, reaching a top of $1,541 to average $1,541. The Santa heifers sold to 462c/kg, reaching a top of $1,299 to average $1,299. The Santa cows and calves sold to $2,650 to average $2,508.
Seawright Investments, Comet Downs, Injune sold Santa steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,709 to average $1,699.
The Bottle Tree Cattle Trust, Karalee Plains, Wandoan sold Brangus cross steers to 492c/kg, reaching a top of $2,702 to average $1,519.
Wellwater Pastoral Co, Wellwater, Tambo sold Santa steers to 420c/kg, reaching a top of $2,400 to average $2,073. The Santa heifers sold to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,887 to average $1,642. The Santa cows sold to 236c/kg, reaching a top of $1,525 to average $1,343.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 594c/kg and averaged 516c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 568c/kg and averaged 486c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 504c/kg, averaging 404c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 476c/kg, averaging 357c/kg.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 316c/kg and averaged 275c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 285c/kg and averaged 264c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 300c/kg, averaging 280c/kg.
Loughnan Farming Pty Ltd, Avenel, Roma sold Santa cross cows to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $1,624 to average $1,500.
Golden Pastoral Holdings sold Santa cross cows to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $2,188 to average $1,857.
Rosemary Ford, Hillcrest, Roma sold Santa cross cows to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $1,892 to average $1,892.
RA & CL Bain, Mt Eden, Roma sold Charolais cross cows to 281c/kg, reaching a top of $1,893 to average $1,651.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards