Yarding 3618 Change -2116
CATTLE numbers continued to ease at the Roma Store Sale, falling by 2,116 head to see a total yarding of 3,618 head.
Cattle drawn from Western Queensland were again present in numbers, accounting for just under two thirds of the total yarding. A good panel of regular buyers was present and operating. Steers dominated the yarding, however cow numbers increased this week. The overall quality of the yarding was mixed.
The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to a top of 435c to average 398c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to background or feed sold to 422.2c to average 395c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed reached 386.2c to average 353c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers sold to 380.2c to average 329c/kg. With the inclusion of quality local lines, light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers reached a top of 374.2c to average 342c/kg and medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed or background sold to 388.2c to average 379c/kg. Medium weight cows made to 260.2c to average 243c, while heavy weight cows made to 267.2c to average 257c/kg.
The best of the limited numbers of heavy weight bulls made to a top of 309.2c to average 296c/kg.
Cows and calves were also yarded and sold to a top of $1760/unit.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 432c/kg and averaged 385c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 435c/kg and averaged 398c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 422c/kg and averaged 382c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 380c/kg and averaged 327c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 330c/kg and averaging 316c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,100/unit.
Close Marketing, Lagoon Creek, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 432c/kg, reaching a top of $1,179 to average $1,179.
CR & CT Boughen, Norton, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 420c/kg, reaching a top of $1,127 to average $1,127.
Lindsay Boyd, Kia-Ora, Injune sold Cross breed steers to 418c/kg, reaching a top of $1,159 to average $1,159.
AW & E Forster, Belfield Station, Winton sold Charolais cross steers to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,444 to average $1,212.
F, E & R Batt, Plainby, Richmond sold Santa cross steers to 414c/kg, reaching a top of $1,242 to average $1,038.
DW & TL Phillips, Luccombe, Mitchell sold Angus steers to 414c/kg, reaching a top of $1,058 to average $976.
Dalwai Holdings, Gracemere, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 410c/kg, reaching a top of $1,440 to average $1,229. The Santa cross heifers sold to 374c/kg, reaching a top of $1,411 to average $961.
WJ & CM Whatmore, Boatmam, Morven sold Santa cross steers to 408c/kg, reaching a top of $1,941 to average $1,070. The Santa cross cows sold to 253c/kg, reaching a top of $1,506 to average $1,173.
Stella Batt, Plainby, Richmond sold Santa cross steers to 408c/kg, reaching a top of $1,110 to average $887.
BC Griffin, Sydeva, Yuleba sold Angus cross steers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,318 to average $1,223.
KN & DA Smith, Limbri, Hughenden sold Brahman steers to 390c/kg, reaching a top of $1,268 to average $1,131.
JP & KA Pearson, Roselea, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 386c/kg, reaching a top of $1,221 to average $1,221.
FJ Ahern, Murweh Station, Charleville sold Cross breed steers to 384c/kg, reaching a top of $2,205 to average $1,235.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 380c/kg and averaged 319c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 366c/kg and averaged 320c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 388/kg, averaging 325c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 320c/kg, averaging 271c/kg.
JS Grazing, Double J, Injune sold Angus heifers to 388c/kg, reaching a top of $1,235 to average $1,181.
WB & MG Graham, Catherinvale, Roma sold Angus cross heifers to 368c/kg, reaching a top of $1,086 to average $1,086.
Athelstane Pastoral Co, Athelstane Station, Winton sold Charolais cross heifers to 348c/kg, reaching a top of $1,041 to average $982.
Argylla Mountains Pastoral, Glencoe, Mount Isa sold Brangus heifers to 344c/kg, reaching a top of $852 to average $530. The cows & calves sold to $1,015/unit.
D Henry, Windorah Common, Windorah sold Santa cross heifers to 320c/kg, reaching a top of $1,448 to average $1,397.
Formosa Farming Co, Formosa Downs, Surat sold Cross breed heifers to 313c/kg, reaching a top of $1,633 to average $1,633. The Cross breed cows sold to 262c/kg, reaching a top of $1,435 to average $1,274.
TM & PM Geiger, Moyen, Jundah sold Santa cross heifers to 312c/kg, reaching a top of $1,310 to average $995.
TW & AJ Bowen, Lolworth, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 309c/kg, reaching a top of $1,488 to average $1,488. The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 259c/kg, reaching a top of$1,339 to average $1,199.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 240c/kg and averaged 198c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 260c/kg and averaged 235c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 267c/kg, averaging 250c/kg.
Bylot Plains Partnership, Bylot Plains, Injune sold Santa cross cows to 267c/kg, reaching a top of $1,558 to average $1,466.
ERB & SK Crosby, Wallam, Mitchell sold Brahman cross cows to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $1,250 to average $1,008.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards