Yarding 5600 Change 288
The number of cattle increased slightly for a total of 5,600 head.
The yarding consisted mainly of weaners, along with large numbers of light and medium weight yearlings. There was also a fair penning of grown cattle. Quality of the young cattle was mixed with the largest percentage in plain 2 score condition, however there was large runs of well bred cattle offered.
Cattle were drawn mainly from local areas, including some large individual consignments.
The market varied considerably depending on weight and breed quality.
The lead of the feeder steers were less affected to sell firm to 8c cheaper topping at 311c for a average of 278c/kg. Weaner steers sold to a top of 258c, with the plainer steers selling as low as 176c/kg.
The run of heifers experienced considerable falls especially for the light plain cattle, however good quality medium weight feeder heifers sold close to firm to average 252c/kg.
Heavy feeder heifers sold to a average of 234c/kg.
The yarding of grown cattle consisted of a fair penning of cows, along with several pens of steers and heifers, bulls were also well represented.
The cow market varied with well finished 3 and 4 score cows meeting strong competition, selling 20c to 30c dearer, while the plainer cows saw little change. Well finished 4 score cows sold to a top of 247c, while 3 score medium weights averaged 230c and the 2 scores sold to a average 169c, while bulls topped at 284c/kg.
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Roma Saleyard report:
A total of 5600 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 300c/kg and averaged 246c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 311c/kg and averaged 273c/kg.
Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 311c/kg and averaged 275c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 306c/kg and averaged 277c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 306c/kg and averaging 275c/kg.
WA & KE Freeman, Meeleebee, Wallumbilla sold Santa steers to 311c/kg, reaching a top of $1,148 to average $819.
DJ & KA McDonald, Wyrapa, Charleville sold Murray Grey cross steers to 306c/kg, reaching a top of $1,272 to average $1,177.
G & J Bryant, Amarillo, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 302c/kg, reaching a top of $991 to average $991.
Echo Hills Farming Co, Echo Hills, Wallumbilla sold Angus steers to 297c/kg, reaching a top of $879 to average $826.
LA & KF Kraatz, Jackson sold Charolais cross steers to 294c/kg, reaching a top of $1,152 to average $1,152.
RS Loughnan, Bells Paddock, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $877 to average $826.
The Charolais heifers sold to 261c/kg, reaching a top of $811 to average $766.
S & J Laidler, Kappa-Ki, Longreach sold Angus steers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $859 to average $784. The Angus heifers sold to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $711 to average $625.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 252c/kg and averaged 195c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 268c/kg and averaged 229c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 261c/kg, averaging 226c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 250c/kg, averaging 225c/kg.
Mooga Hills Grazing Company, Ok, Roma sold Angus cross heifers to 268c/kg, reaching a top $744 to average $633.
CT & JV Varidel, Carisbrooke, Yuleba sold Angus heifers to 264c/kg, reaching a top of $731 to average $591.
JP & KA Pearson, Roselea, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $698 to average $698.
VJ & GL Packer & Sons Pty Ltd, Kurrajong, Roma sold Charolais cross heifers to 258c/kg, reaching a top of $1,050 to average $666.
Dalmally Grazing Co, Dalmally, Roma sold Charolais cross heifers to 248c/kg, reaching a top of $865 to average $819.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 229c/kg and averaged 123c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 247c/kg and averaged 184c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 250c/kg, averaging 228c/kg.
RP & EA Murphy, Prairie Flats, Charleville sold Santa cross cows to 247c/kg, reaching a top of $1,194 to average $1,194.
GN & JR Blacket, Tamanick, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $1,234 to average $983.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards