Yarding 6835 Change 61
Cattle were drawn for a wide supply area including Alice Springs and overall quality of the yarding was reduced. A good panel of buyers was present and operating selectively.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed experienced little change for the quality penned, however most other classes of steers sold to a cheaper trend, with decreases of 6c to 12c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 7c/kg less.
Light weight cows eased in price, while the medium and heavy weights experienced little change.
Light weight yearling steers averaged approximately 280c, with some reaching 310.2c/kg. A fair sample of steers weighing 280-330kg sold to restockers up to 292c to average 284c/kg. Medium weights averaged 287c and made to 294.2c, while the lesser quality averaged 243c/kg. Heavy weights over 400kg to feed sold approximately from 270c to 278c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers reached 242.2c to average 228c, while the lesser quality lines averaged 197c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers sold up to 247c to average 244c, with those going to processors reaching 255c/kg. Medium weight grown steers averaged 258c/kg. Light weight 2 score cows averaged 185c, while the medium weights averaged 211c/kg. The best of the medium weights sold to 253.2c to average 243c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 300c/kg and averaged 250c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 310c/kg and averaged 257c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 294c/kg and averaged 270c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 291c/kg and averaged 267c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 288c/kg and averaging 265c/kg. Cows and calves hit $875/unit.
Alice Downs Pty Ltd, Alice Downs, Blackall sold Santa steers to 310c/kg, reaching a top of $762 to average $554.
Killarney Park Grazing Pty Ltd, Killarney, Tambo sold Santa cross steers to 294c/kg, reaching a top of $1,204 to average $962. The heifers sold to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $742 to average $719.
RG & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon sold Charbray steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $961 to average $798.
Mayne Pastoral, Coolamon, Dulacca sold Santa cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,193 to average $860.
Rumleigh Partnership, Rumleigh, Tambo sold Angus cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,048 to average $814.
AC & K Day, Jaccondoll, Barcaldine sold Charolais steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $783 to average $681. The Charolais cross heifers to 245c/kg, reaching a top of $626 to average $557.
Mooga Hills Grazing Co, Ok, Roma sold Simbrah steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $1,337 to average $958.
The Simmental cross heifers sold to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $681 to average $681. MI McClymont, Bundoran, Richmond sold Angus cross steers to 283c/kg, reaching a top of $1,630 to average $1,304.
Scott Cattle Co, Macdonald Downs, Alice Springs sold Santa steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $1,206 to average $978.
D & C Mcinnerney, Combarngo, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $1,436 to average $1,170. The Brahman heifers sold to 252c/kg, reaching a top of $1,050 to average $1,004.
Elrose Family Trust, Elrose Station, Boulia sold Charbray steers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $1,245 to average $811.
GS & CJ White, Marionvale, Surat sold Charolais cross steers to 275c/kg, reaching a top of $1,087 to average $1,087.
JD & TJ Bell, The Lagoons, Yuleba sold Santa cross steers to 275c/kg, reaching a top of $1,165 to average $1,165. The Santa cross heifers sold to 255c/kg, reaching a top of $877 to average $877.
M & NE McKay, Macwood, St George sold Santa cross steers to 268c/kg, reaching a top of $785 to average $754.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 226c/kg and averaged 192c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 247c/kg and averaged 217c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 255c/kg, averaging 222c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 258c/kg, averaging 218c/kg.
Sheales Pastoral Co, Marhrigong, Winton sold Santa heifers to 247c/kg, reaching a top of $776 to average $643.
BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Charbray cross heifers to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $696 to average $544.
Seawright Investments, Comet Downs, Injune sold Santa cross heifers to 238c/kg, reaching a top of $740 to average $710.
BJ & PC Harrison, Bungaringa, Mitchell sold Santa cross heifers to 230c/kg, reaching a top of $562 to average $493.
Pendine Past Co, Pendine Station, Barcaldine sold Santa heifers to 226c/kg, reaching a top of $551 to average $459.
RW & KE Thorne, Holmleigh, Mitchell sold Santa cross heifers to 204c/kg, reaching a top of $475 to average $378.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 146c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 245c/kg and averaged 198c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 253c/kg, averaging 239c/kg
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards