Yarding 6680 Change -1372
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area including Mt Isa.
A fair panel of buyers were present, however not all processors were operating.
Buyers were competing selectively over a lesser quality yarding which saw yearling steers and heifers again present in numbers.
Prices fell across the yarding with the exception of medium weight heifers and heavy weight bulls.
Light weight yearling steers under 280kg eased by 8c to 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed reduced by 10c to 18c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg eased by 19c to 22c/kg. Medium weight heifers under 280kg to restockers rose by 2c to 21c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed declined by 5c to 8c/kg. Medium weight cows eased by 3c to 25c, while heavy weight cows fell by 24c to 31c/kg.
The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers sold to 286.2 c to average 274c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to background or feed sold to 301.2c to average 287c/kg. A fair selection of medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed sold to 310.2 to average 290 c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers sold to 260.2c to average 249c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed sold to 270c to average 254c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg sold to 275.2c to average 252c/kg. There were limited numbers of grown steers and heifers yarded.
Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 257.2c to average 231c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows sold to 253.2c to average 236c while the reduced numbers of good condition heavy weight 4 score cows made to 264.2c to average 257c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls continued to sell to strong demand with a good sample of bulls reaching a top of 321.2c to average 306c/kg.
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Roma Saleyard report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 278c/kg and averaged 244c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 261c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 305c/kg and averaged 273c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 310c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 306c/kg and averaging 282c/kg. Cows and calves hit $1,030/unit.
CF & D Walsh, Townsend, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 310c/kg, reaching a top of $1,213 to average $1,138.
Reynella Grazing Co, Reynella, Charleville sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $1,274 to average $1,121.
Colin Meek, Myrtlevale, Springsure sold Santa steers to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $1,078 to average $1,078
GJ & CA Roberts, Ridgelands, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 306c/kg, reaching a top of $1,537 to average $1,254.
BJ & WR Taylor, Marjundale, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 301c/kg, reaching a top of $987 to average $899.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,030 to average $930.
Robert Loughnan, Alicker, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $943 to average $872. The Charolais heifers sold to 259c/kg, reaching a top of $777 to average $758.
Brian Cloherty, Kingull West, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $924 to average $797. The Santa cross heifers sold to 255c/kg, reaching a top of $706 to average $691.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 248c/kg and averaged 193c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 260c/kg and averaged 225c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 270c/kg, averaging 234c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 280c/kg, averaging 250c/kg.
Elrose Family Trust, Elrose Station, Boulia sold Brahman cross heifers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $1,352 to average $1,352.
Ian Duff, Duffields, Roma sold Limousin cross heifers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $949 to average $873.
Bryant Family Grazing, Bundalloch, Bollon sold Brangus cross heifers to 224c/kg, reaching a top of $611 to average $527.
RG & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon sold Santa heifers to 220c/kg, reaching a top of $682 to average $562.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 244c/kg and averaged 184c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 264c/kg and averaged 218c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 264c/kg, averaging 235c/kg. AR & SM Russell, Gladysvale, Augathella sold Brahman cows to 264c/kg, reaching a top of 1,471 to average $1,387.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards
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