Yarding 5734 Change -2298
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area, with several larger lines yarded from Western Queensland, including Mt Isa, Winton, Longreach and McKinlay, along with local lines.
A good panel of regular buyers was present and operating.
Steers dominated the yarding accounting for more than half the numbers.
The overall quality of the yarding was mixed.
Prices remained firm for quality cattle price variations reflective of quality.
A small sample of light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers, made to a top of 424.2c to average 389c/kg. A good number of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers reached a top of 428.2c to average 386c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to background sold to 424.2c to average 395c/kg. Medium weight steers under 400kg to feed made to a top of 380.2c to average 349c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers reached a top of 368.2c to average 350c/kg. A good sample of medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to background made to 362.2c to average 306c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 330.2c to average 294c/kg. Medium weight cows made to 262.2c to average 247c/kg, while heavy weight cows made to 265.2c to average 256c/kg.
A large number of light weight yearling bulls under 450kg were yarded, and the best of the light weight bulls to feed sold to a top of 352.2c to average 307c/kg. Cows and calves were also yarded with quality units selling to a top of $2040/cow and calf.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 424c/kg and averaged 350c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 428c/kg and averaged 373c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 424c/kg and averaged 374c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 380c/kg and averaged 341c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 374c/kg and averaging 319c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,040/unit.
Barbara Plains Grazing, Barbara Plains, Wyandra sold Simbrah steers to 428c/kg, reaching a top of $1,024 to average $998.
Ashman Grazing, Escombe Downs, Winton sold Braford cross steers to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $1,239 to average $1,018. The Braford cross cows sold to 268c/kg, reaching a top of $1,521 to average $1,210.
Ogg & Co, Ayrshire Downs, Winton sold Santa cross steers to 420c/kg, reaching a top of $1,297 to average $1,139.
AW & E Forster, Belfield Station, Winton sold Charolais steers to 412c/kg, reaching a top of $1,654 to average $1,241.
Numil Downs Pty Ltd, Glenagra, Kynuna sold Brahman steers to 412c/kg, reaching a top of $1,160 to average $1,090.
Roseharty Grazing, Merago, Longreach sold Santa steers to 408c/kg, reaching a top of $1,412 to average $1,253.
WD & JE Purcell, Bridgeman Downs, Roma sold Angus steers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,185 to average $1,185.
Tony Purcell, Snake Gully, Wallumbilla sold Brangus cross steers to 398c/kg, reaching a top of $1,251 to average $1,251.
DA & CBM Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala sold Charolais cross steers to 396c/kg, reaching a top of $1,527 to average $1,427.
Tirrabella Past Co, Sunny Plains, Julia Creek sold Angus cross steers to 380c/kg, reaching a top of $1,385 to average $1,307.
Tony Purcell, Chain of Holes, Mitchell sold Brahman cross steers to 372c/kg, reaching a top of $1,354 to average $1,307.
PJ & ME Brennan, For Far, Mitchell sold Charolais steers to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $1,575 to average $1,385. The Charolais heifers sold to 305c/kg, reaching a top of $1,128 to average $1,128.
LJ & G Fietz, Hiddenvale, Barcaldine sold Droughtmaster steers to 362c/kg, reaching a top of $1,815 to average $905.
Athelstane Pastoral Co, Athelstane Station, Winton sold Charolais steers to 360c/kg, reaching a top of $1,355 to average $1,269.
TW & AJ Bowen, Lolworth, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 350c/kg, reaching a top of $1,308 to average $1,268.
Wardsdale Grazing Co, Wardsdale, Charleville sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 310c/kg, reaching a top of $1,463 to average $1,463.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 376c/kg and averaged 321c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 368c/kg and averaged 325c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 366/kg, averaging 286c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 316c/kg, averaging 287c/kg.
DH & A Humphrey, Merida, Jericho sold Simbrah cross heifers to 368c/kg, reaching a top of $1,122 to average $1,014.
Barragunda Pastoral, Barragunda Station, Hughenden sold Angus cross heifers to 366c/kg, reaching a top of $985 to average $865.
RJ & CL Anscombe, Mt Morris, Roma sold Droughtmaster heifers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $1,027 to average $977.
SG, RW & TA Cormack, Roma sold Droughtmaster heifers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1,268 to average $1,166.
JG Gobbert TA/Lowan Hills Pastoral Co, Lowan Hills, Mitchell sold Santa heifers to 294c/kg, reaching a top of $1,379 to average $1,379. The Santa cows sold to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $1,348 to average $1,348.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 250c/kg and averaged 221c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 265c/kg and averaged 241c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 276c/kg, averaging 255c/kg.
Boxvale Cattle Co. P/L, Boxvale, Taroom sold Santa cross cows to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $1,506 to average $1,238.
Hillview Grazing Co, Rocksville, Charleville sold Cross breed cows to 268c/kg, reaching a top of $1,564 to average $1,239.
Lynne Denton, Lorne Downs sold Cross breed cows to 266c/kg, reaching a top of $1,626 to average $1,391.
Bullamon Plains Pastoral Co, Bullamon Plains, Dunkeld sold Angus bulls to 315c/kg, reaching a top of $2,889 to average $2,355.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards