Yarding 3689 Change -2317
Cattle were mostly drawn from the usual supply area and the overall quality of the yarding was mixed, particularly in the heifers.
Steers and heifers were yarded in equal numbers and cow numbers were down.
A smaller buying panel including all regular processors was present and operating.
Demand remained firm however prices mostly eased across the yarding, with improvements in limited places.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg fell by 48c, but light weight yearling steers under 280kg improved by 24c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed improved by 6c while medium weight yearling steers to feed under 400kg fell by 5c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg improved by 1c while medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to processors fell by 25c/kg. Medium weight cows fell by 3c to 15c, while heavy weight cows fell by 5c to 13c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg were again in limited numbers and sold to a top of 584.2c to average 552c/kg.
A good sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 620.2c to average 547c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 534.2c to average 473c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 458.2c to average 448c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 438.2c to average 413c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 500.2c to average 471c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 507.2c to average 477c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 494.2c to average 474c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers made to a top of 468.2c to average 456c/kg. The best of the heavy weight grown steers sold to 360.2c to average 353c/kg.
The best of the grown heifers reached a top of 344.2c to average 336c/kg.
Medium weight 3 score cows sold to a top of 292.2c to average 290c, while the small number of medium weight 4 score cows reached a top of 297.2c to average 297c/kg.
Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 292.2c to average 289c, while the heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 296.2c to average 295c/kg.
A small sample of light weight bulls under 200kg made to 678.2c to average 678c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 321.2c to average 309c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $2020/unit.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 620c/kg and averaged 580c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 614c/kg and averaged 527c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 534c/kg and averaged 465c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 460c/kg and averaged 437c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 442c/kg and averaging 389c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,020/unit.
LJ & FM Price, Gallipoli, Injune sold Brahman steers to 584c/kg, reaching a top of $1,427 to average $1,252.
RL & LA McQueen, Strathfillan, Winton sold Charbray cross steers to 562c/kg, reaching a top of $1,462 to average $1,369. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,285 to average $1,086.
BA Howe, Aberdeen, Yuleba sold Santa cross steers to 550c/kg, reaching a top of $1,570 to average $1,492. The Santa cross heifers sold to 502c/kg, reaching a top of $1,952 to average $1,422.
Brian Cloherty, Kingull West, Roma sold Santa steers to 546c/kg, reaching a top of $1,564 to average $1,523.
GB & MS Freshwater, Overflow, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster steers to 544c/kg, reaching a top of $1,421 to average $1,332.
Paterson Partnership, Warrong, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster steers to 538c/kg, reaching a top of $1,375 to average $1,346.
SC & KG Bowen, Merrie Downs, Quilpie sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 522c/kg, reaching a top of $2,269 to average $1,469. The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 293c/kg, reaching a top of $1,716 to average $1,634.
AR & SM Russell, Glenrowan sold Angus cross steers to 522c/kg, reaching a top of $1,551 to average $1,247.
BD, LP, JK, BD Hornick, Junedale, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 552c/kg, reaching a top of $1,421 to average $1,421. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 496c/kg, reaching a top of $1,264 to average $1,264.
RA & CA Bain, Mt Eden, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $1,656 to average $1,508.
T & H Grazing, South Brae, Yuleba sold Charbray steers to 478c/kg, reaching a top of $1,461 to average $1,448. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,295 to average $1,295.
S & R White Family Trust, Mt Saltbush, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 474c/kg, reaching a top of $1,558 to average $1,472. The Angus cross heifers sold to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,516 to average $1,397.
The Bottle Tree Cattle Trust, Karalee Plains, Wandoan sold Brangus steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,610 to average $1,517.
Bruce Smith sold Santa cross steers to 444c/kg, reaching a top of $1,886 to average $1,816.
DJ & WE Jones, Nardoo, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 385c/kg, reaching a top of $2,066 to average $1,976.
RR & D Bond, Lancefield sold Santa steers to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $2,049 to average $2,049.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 528c/kg and averaged 428c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 502c/kg and averaged 423c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 507c/kg, averaging 399c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 476c/kg, averaging 348c/kg.
CF & D Walsh, Venturah, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 494c/kg, reaching a top of $1,526 to average $1,276.
AT & PL Byrne, Pinelands, Injune sold Angus heifers to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,325 to average $1,325.
TL & JV Kehl, Armidale, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross heifers to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,617 to average $1,545.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 230c/kg and averaged 220c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 247c/kg and averaged 222c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 338c/kg, averaging 273c/kg.
WC & RK Nason, Tinowin, Roma sold Composite cows to 323c/kg, reaching a top of $2,036 to average $1,996.
CA Warrian sold Brahman cows to 296c/kg, reaching a top of $1,609 to average $1,609.
LJ & LE Cormack, Chrystalbrook, Wallumbilla sold Brahman cross cows to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,694 to average $1,694.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards