Yarding 6552 Change 1023
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area including Western Queensland and the overall quality of the yarding was good.
A good panel of buyers was present and operating competitively.
Several large single vendor lines were yarded and heavy steers were present in numbers.
Prices continued to improve from the previous week across the board and any price variations were reflective of quality.
Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg rose by 12c to 19c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg rose by 10c to 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed rose by 8c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg improved by 15c to 21c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg mostly rose by 6c to 26c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg rose by 4c to 33c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed rose by 20c/kg. Cows improved strongly across all weight ranges with medium weight cows up by 9c to 20c and heavy weight cows up by 15 to 17c/kg.
Bulls also continued to improve with the largest sample of heavy weight bulls up by 45c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers sold to 313.2c to average 295c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to background or feed sold to 318.2c to average 305c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed sold to 320c to average 311c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed sold to 322.2c to average 315c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to slaughter made to a top of 329.2c to average 313c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers sold to 260.2c to average 240c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to background or feed made to a top of 270.2c to average 251c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to processors sold to 278.2c to average 247c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight grown steers reached a top of 295.2c to average 291c/kg. The larger yarding of manufacturing steers saw heavy bullock make to 290c to average 248c/kg.
Grown heifers made to 287.2c to average 256c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 264.2c to average 243c/kg.
Heavy weight 3 score cows sold to 263.2c to average 255c while the heavy weight 4 score cows made to 272.2c to average 269c/kg.
Prices for bulls continued to improve with heavy weight bulls reaching a top of 307.2c to average 293c/kg. A special line of 71 young Angus stud bulls sold to a top of 470c/kg to restocker competition.
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Roma Saleyard report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 305c/kg and averaged 266c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 281c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 292c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 305c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 329c/kg and averaging 306c/kg. Cows and calves hit $980/unit.
Wendy Connolly, Waterford, Augathella sold Murray Grey cross steers to 322c/kg, reaching a top of $1,417, averaging $1,266.
SF & HE Wilkin, Everbroke, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 322c/kg, reaching a top of $1,308, averaging $1,308.
Sheales Pastoral Co, Mahrigong, Winton sold Santa cross steers to 320c/kg, reaching a top of $1,216, averaging $1,046.
McWhirter Past Co, Pinehills, St George sold Charolais steers 318c/kg, reaching a top of $1,050, averaging $949.
L & L Cormack, Crystalbrook, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers to 329c/kg, reaching a top of $1,618, averaging $1,578.
RW & GE Jackson, Maintop, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 315c/kg, reaching a top of $1,071, averaging $915.
RH & RJ West, Roleen, Wallumbilla sold Blonde D Aquitaine steers to 314c/kg, reaching a top of $1,465 to average $1,366. The Angus cross heifers sold to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $888, averaging $799.
NG Marsh, Weemilah, Roma, sold Charolais cross steers to 307c/kg, reaching a top of $1,573, averaging $1,534.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 256c/kg and averaged 218c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 260c/kg and averaged 222c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 282c/kg, averaging 249c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 293c/kg, averaging 247c/kg.
ACF Trust, Trafford Park, Wallumbilla sold Santa heifers to 293c/kg, reaching a top of $1,213, averaging $874.
A Swan, Springtime, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers to 287c/kg, reaching a top of $1,534, averaging $1,231.
Brah-lim Cattle Pty Ltd, Waverley, Augathella sold Brahman cross heifers to 286c/kg, reaching a top of $1,219, averaging $1,038.
William & Tessa Clemesha, Sunset Valley, Bollon sold Charolais heifers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $1,149, averaging $750.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Charolais cross heifers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $1,232, averaging $832.
Bangor Cattle Co P/L, Bangor, Mungallala sold Brangus cross heifers to 268c/kg, reaching $960, averaging $842.
Barry Sinnamon, Kiwanni, Jackson sold Brangus heifers to 268c/kg, reaching a top of $883, averaging $883.
EJ & CF Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma sold Charbray cross heifers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $850, averaging $724.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 248c/kg and averaged 190c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 264c/kg and averaged 229c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 272c/kg, averaging 254c/kg.
SJ & K Martyn, Scotts Nimity, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $1,416, averaging $1,416.
KF & KM Rule, Woodside, Charleville sold Brahman cross cows to 263c/kg, reaching a top of $1,523, averaging $1,174.
LS Clover & TM Mackie, Bonella, Charleville sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 265c/kg, reaching a top of $1,370, averaging $1,153.
RC Business Pty Ltd, Durella, Morven sold Charolais cross cows to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $1,455, averaging $1,260
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards