Yarding 4056 Change -1785
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area, with a large portion from western Queensland once again. The usual panel of buyers were present and operating.
Recent sporadic rainfall over the supply area saw prices improve across the board for quality lines of cattle.
Light weight yearling steers improved by up to 36c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed improved 20c to 26c, while heavy weight yearling steers to feed increased by 18c/kg. Yearling heifers also experienced price increases, with a good sample of light weights to restockers improving by 25c/kg. Grown steers and heifers were in limited supply and saw little change. A smaller sample of cows was yarded, with medium weight cows improving 13c, as heavy weights increased 11c/kg. A fair sample of light weight yearling steers sold to 340.2c to average 321c, while a good sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers sold to 326.2c to average 315c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 316.2c to average 307c, while the heavy weights sold to 309.2c to average 305c/kg.
A good sample of light weight yearling heifers to restockers sold to 291.2c to average 274c/kg. A small sample of yearling heifers weighing 280-330kg topped at 260.2 to average 256c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 263.2c to average 245c, while the small sample of heavy weights made to 267.2c to average 253c/kg. The best of the light weight bulls to restockers sold to 306.2c to average 271c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 340c/kg and averaged 294c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 336c/kg and averaged 300c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 316c/kg and averaged 294c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 314c/kg and averaged 302c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 314c/kg and averaging 301c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,000/unit.
S Kidman & Co, Naryilco Station, Tibooburra sold Santa cross steers sold to 340c/kg, reaching a top of $650 to average $546.
Ben Daly & Prue Farqgher, Teviot Stn, Winton sold Santa steers to 336c/kg, reaching a top of $1,314 to average $885.
P & DA Pidgeon, Glenroy sold Santa steers to 326c/kg, reaching a top of $1,073 to average $907.
JW Blackburn, Mt Bindango, Roma sold Charolais steers to 326c/kg, reaching a top of $780 to average $660.
WK & P Graham, Tijuana, Muttaburra sold Santa steers to 324c/kg, reaching a top of $1,511 to average $895. The Brahman heifers sold to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $768 to average $618.
BRF Southern, Breena Plains, St George sold Santa cross steers to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $906 to average $809.
The Enniskillen Pastoral Co, Mt Enniskillen, Blackall sold Santa steers to 314c/kg, reaching a top of $1,353 to average $1,100. The Santa heifers sold to 258c/kg, reaching a top of $791 to average $660.
Crocker Farming Co, Crochdantigh, Muckadilla sold Charbray cross steers to 309c/kg, reaching a top of $1,343 to average $1,291.
Nixon Pastoral Co, Kenmore, Charleville sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 304c/kg, reaching a top of $1,338 to average $1,235.
Bates Pastoral Pty Ltd, Boyton, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers to 296c/kg, reaching a top of $1,349 to average $1,099. The Angus cross heifers sold to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $961 to average $961.
O’Toole Rural, Shardelands, St George sold Angus cross steers to 296c/kg, reaching a top of $876 to average $876.
Tewinga Pastoral Holdings, Slashers Creek, Boulia sold Santa cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $894 to average $843.
Scott Dalton, Roma sold Brahman steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,765 to average $1,765.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 274c/kg and averaged 242c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 291c/kg and averaged 266c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 288c/kg, averaging 251c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 264c/kg, averaging 248c/kg.
Guthrie Pastoral Group, Baroona, Injune sold Santa cross heifers to 291c/kg, reaching a top of $797 to average $759.
Wondolin P/Co, Wondolin, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $838 to average $748.
Ryan Bros, Carlow, Blackall sold Santa heifers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $1,283 to average $896. The Santa cows sold to 259c/kg, reaching a top of $1,408 to average $1,243.
AC & K Day, Jaccondoll, Barcaldine sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 256c/kg, reaching a top of $456 to average $456.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 261c/kg and averaged 186c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 263c/kg and averaged 228c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 267c/kg, averaging 243c/kg.
Smithco Management Pty Ltd, Innisfallen, Morven sold Brahman cross cows to 267c/kg, reaching a top of $1,531 to average $1,414.
Elliott Cattle Co, Enryb, Corfield sold Charbray cross cows to 247c/kg, reaching a top of $1,148 to average $962.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards
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