Yarding 6550 Change -285
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area and overall quality of the yarding was varied.
The usual panel of buyers was present and operating. Light weight yearling steers experienced only quality related price changes. Both the medium weight and heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved by 4c/kg.
Restocker demand was strong for quality light weight yearling heifers. A fair sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers sold to 318.2c to average 301c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 290.2c to average 288c/kg. A good sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 280.2c to average 278c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers averaged 243c selling to 260.2c/kg.
The small sample of grown steers sold to 279.2c and averaged 270c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to 227.2c to average 209c, while the bulk of the 3 score medium weight cows averaged 237c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 300c/kg and averaged 263c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 266c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 296c/kg and averaged 265c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 288c/kg and averaged 270c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 284c/kg and averaging 273c/kg. Cows and calves hit $1,000/unit.
Rosehearty Graz, Ingle Downs, Winton sold Santa steers to 318c/kg, reaching a top of $898 to average $718. The Santa heifers sold to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $648 to average $551. The Santa cows sold to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $1,373 to average $1,001.
Alice Downs Pty Ltd & Elizabeth Holdings, Alice Downs, Blackall sold Santa steers to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $750 to average $580. Macam Investments, Bengarcia, Bollon sold Charolais cross steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $596 to average $528. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 268c/kg, reaching a top of $1,000 to average $610. The Charolais cross pregnant tested cows sold to 210c/kg, reaching a top of $1,114 to average $782.
Tom Webster Contracting, Timor, Injune sold Simmental cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,123 to average $1,037.
Pandin Pty Ltd, Timor, Injune sold Simmental cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,033 to average $985.
Ryan Brothers, Carlow Station, Blackall sold Santa steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $923 to average $794. The Santa heifers sold to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $1,151 to average $737.
NW Mansfield, Saltcote, Mitchell sold Santa steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $1,466 to average $1,099.
WP & KL Cluff, Narcissus Station, Winton sold Droughtmaster steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $1,268 to average $657.
MH & MM Johnson, Waverley Downs South, Roma sold Angus steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $1,184 to average $1,159.
Nissi Farming sold Hereford cross steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,294 to average $1,257. West Farming P/L, Loomeah, Roma sold Hereford cross steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,291 to average $1,248.
BG, DG & JG Gray, Abrach Stn, Muttaburra sold Santa steers to 279c/kg, reaching a top of $1,207 to average $966. The Santa heifers sold to 248c/kg, reaching a top of $1,091 to average $829.
Dalmally Grazing Co, Dalmally, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $980 to average $815.
AJ & CJ Adams, Rostrever, Blackall sold Murray grey steers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $732 to average $533. The Murray grey heifers sold to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $606 to average $445. Heifers under 220kg topped at 252c/kg and averaged 220c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 260c/kg and averaged 222c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 252c/kg, averaging 221c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 268c/kg, averaging 239c/kg.
Supawick Pty Ltd, Ascot Downs, Barcaldine sold Charolais heifers to 244c/kg, reaching a top of $594 to average $594.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Simmental cross heifers to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $645 to average $536.
Pendine Pastoral Co, Pendine Station, Barcaldine sold Santa cross heifers to 234c/kg, reaching a top of $584 to average $491.
Autumnvale Pastoral Co, Autumnvale, Thargomindah sold Santa cross heifers to 232c/kg, reaching a top of $940 to average $593.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 175c/kg and averaged 122c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 240c/kg and averaged 174c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 250c/kg, averaging 209c/kg
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards