Yarding 4027 Change -1774
Numbers fell to 4,027, down by 1,774 head at the Roma Store Sale, as rain falls across South West Queensland.
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area including a large run from Alice Springs, and the overall quality of the yarding was mixed.
Steers again accounted for over half of the yarding.
A good buying panel including all regular processors, along with increased numbers of local and interstate restockers was present and operating despite the wet weather.
Demand remained firm with prices easing in places.
The limited number of light weight yearling steers under 200kg fell by 90c, while medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed fell by 7c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved by 9c to 15c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg fell by 14c, while light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers improved by 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers rose by 12c to 18c/kg. Medium and heavy weight 3 score cows remained unchanged from the previous week while medium weight cows to restockers or feed improved by 27c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows fell in price by 3c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg sold to atop of 592.2c to average 540c/kg. A good sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 616.2c to average 529c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 594.2c to average 477c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 466.2c to average 434c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 447.2c to average 422c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 560.2c to average 535c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 554.2c to average 504c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 492.2c to average 455c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed made to a top of 478.2c to average 444c/kg. The best of the heavy weight grown steers sold to 384.2c to average 358c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers remained unchanged in price from the previous week, at a top of 338.2c to average 330c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to a top of 295c to average 292c, while medium weight store cows to restockers or feed reached a top of 313.2c to average 293c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 298.2c to average 293c/kg. The heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 306.2c to average 302c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 317.2c to average 312c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $2560/unit.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 616c/kg and averaged 533c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 604c/kg and averaged 505c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 594c/kg and averaged 432c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 440c/kg and averaged 389c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 447c/kg and averaging 380c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,560/unit.
Golden Pastoral Holdings sold Angus cross steers to 616c/kg, reaching a top of $1,345 to average $1,345. The Angus cross heifers sold to 528c/kg, reaching a top of $1,137 to average $1,137.
Mulianna Past, Kiandra Stn, Quilpie sold Angus cross steers to 604c/kg, reaching a top of $1,671 to average $1,436. The Santa cross heifers sold to 560c/kg, reaching a top of $1,584 to average $1,188.
OR & SM Hams, Cooly, St George sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $1,728 to average $1,520. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 550c/kg, reaching a top of $1,287 to average $1,260.
Kelvin & Ann Jackson, Lyndhurst Station, Wyandra sold Brahman cross steers to 592c/kg, reaching a top of $1,159 to average $783.
Athelstane Pastoral Co, Athelstane Station, Winton sold Droughtmaster steers to 586c/kg, reaching a top of $1,521 to average $1,418.
RA & KA Crozier, Lynton Hills, Charleville sold Brahman cross steers to 570c/kg, reaching a top of $1,944 to average $1,379.
Tinnenburra Pastoral Co, Tinnenburra, Cunnamulla sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 514c/kg, reaching a top of $1,581 to average $1,409.
Winter Cattle Co, Kaimanna, Injune sold Hereford steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,822 to average $1,522.
Joy & Renee Naish, Coralbyn, Wandoan sold Angus cross steers to 498c/kg, reaching a top of $1,592 to average $1,516. The Angus heifers sold to 502c/kg, reaching a top of $1,373 to average $1,373.
KEG & RM Burey, Yarara, St George sold Santa cross steers to 494c/kg, reaching a top of $2,390 to average $1,753. The Santa cross heifers sold to 478c/kg, reaching a top of $1,665 to average $1,553.
Australian Green Properties, Murray Dns Stn, Alice Springs sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $1,670 to average $1,311.
JG & LT Cross Partnership, Quandong, Dirranbandi sold Angus steers to 447c/kg, reaching a top of $1,961 to average $1,924.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 560c/kg and averaged 506c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 550c/kg and averaged 481c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 500c/kg, averaging 431c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 436c/kg, averaging 377c/kg.
J Mitchell & Sons, Fairymead, Winton sold Santa cross heifers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,860 to average $1,471.
BM & ND Bauer, Manning East, Augathella sold Simmental cross heifers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,475 to average $1,353.
Pensini Grazing Pty Ltd, Cameron Downs, Hughenden sold Charolais cross heifers to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,332 to average $1,239.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 316c/kg and averaged 279c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 313c/kg and averaged 287c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 306c/kg, averaging 289c/kg.
Yarrawonga Cattle Co, Yarrawonga, Wallumbilla sold Santa cows to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $1,676 to average $1,550.
Astaline Trustee for Michael Flemming Family Trust, Carranya, Windorah sold Santa cows and calves to $2,560 to average $2,289.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards