Yarding 4088 Change -661
Smaller yardings persist at the Roma Store Sale, with numbers down by 661 to 4,088 head.
Cattle continue to be drawn from a wide supply area and the overall quality of the yarding was mixed.
Steers accounted for half of the yarding and again included good numbers of heavy steers and a run of quality local Angus steers.
A smaller but competitive buying panel was present and operating, with a strong restocker presence and despite all regular processors being present, one did not operate.
The limited numbers of light weight steers improved, as did the heavy weight steers while medium weight yearling steers eased through quality related demand.
Heifers mostly eased while restocker demand for PTIC females was strong.
Variations in quality contributed to the price fluctuations. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg improved by 28c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers fell by 8c to 29c while heavy weight yearling steers improved by 3c to 4c/kg.
The lead of the light weight yearling heifers fell by 14c to 61c, while the lead of the medium weight heifers under 400kg improved 7c to 8c/kg.
PTIC cows sold to strong demand. Medium weight 3 score cows improved by 1c, while heavy weight 3 score cows eased by 3c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg remain present in limited numbers and sold to a top of 618.2c to average 608c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 590.2c to average 543c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed sold to 540.2c to average 491c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 510.2c to average 472c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 486.2c to average 434c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 606.2c to average 553c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 558.2c to average 524c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed sold to 532.2c to average 473c, while yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 474.2c to average 452c/kg.
The best of the grown steers sold to 420.2c to average 368c/kg.
The largest sample of grown heifers sold to a top of 364.2c to average 336c/kg. Restocker demand for PTIC females was strong with a run of PTIC heifers selling on a dollars per head basis to a top of $1,800. Medium weight red tag PTIC cows reached a top of 409.2c to average 387c/kg.
Heavy weight PTIC cows made to 398.2c to average 391c/kg.
Processor demand remained firm for heavy weight 3 score cows which made to 295.2c to average 289c/kg. The limited number of heavy weight 4 score prime cows sold to 302.2c to average 296c/kg.
Light weight bulls to restockers sold to a top of 626.2c to average 606c/kg.
The best of the small number of heavy weight bulls made to 334.2c to average 314c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $2525/unit.
Market reporter: Sherril Stivano
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Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards