Yarding 5841 Change -709
Cattle were yarded from a wide supply area with a large portion drawn from Western Queensland.
The overall quality of the yarding was varied and demand was strong for quality lines of younger cattle. The usual panel of buyers was present and operating.
Prices increased across the better quality lines with both light weight and medium weight yearling steers improving by up to 18c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers improved by up to 32c/kg. Other categories of cattle saw mainly quality related price changes.
A good sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers sold to 311.2c to average 292c, while a fair sample of light weight yearling steers sold to 324.2c to average of 289c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to domestic feed sold to 294.2c to average 286c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers sold to 274.2c to average 259c, while light weight heifers 200-280kg sold to 300c to average 251c/kg. Light weight grown steers to feed sold to 281.2c to average 278c/kg. A fair sample of grown heifers to slaughter sold to 250.2c to average 248c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows sold to 225.2c to average 203c, while heavy weight cows sold to 258.2c to average 242c/kg. A fair sample of light weight bulls to restockers saw a top price of 272.2c selling to an average of 245c/kg.
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Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards