Yarding 2430 Change 493
The supply of stock increased by 493 head, however still remained relatively low at 2430 at the Roma store sale.
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area, and overall quality was mixed.
Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week, with one major exporter absent from the buying panel.
However, the regular feeder and restocker buyers were very active in the market, and light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock or background experienced price improvements.
Yearling steers and heifers to feed continued to receive very strong support for the quality penned.
Cows to restockers were in demand, while cows to export processors averaged 20c/kg less.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 710.2c to average 709c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg averaged 572c and sold to 664c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg made to 578c to average 499c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 442c and made to 496.2c, with a few to restockers making to 520.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 415c and made to 432c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 646c to average 635c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg made to 636c with a large sample averaging 517c/kg. Yearling heifers under 330kg to feed or restockers averaged in the early to mid 490c/kg range with both categories reaching 506c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 464c to average 413c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 402c to average 388c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 355c and made to 390c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows returning to the paddock made to 281c to average 280c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight cows to export processors made to 270c to average 267c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 710c/kg and averaged 649c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 660c/kg and averaged 515c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 610c/kg and averaged 484c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 536c/kg and averaged 434c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 444c/kg and averaging 391c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,520/unit.
MS & LC Kersh Family Trust, Bora Stn, Richmond sold Santa cross steers to 710c/kg, reaching a top of $1,825 to average $1,548.
Kambingilla Pastoral, Kandimulla, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 662c/kg, reaching a top of $1,536. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 506c/kg, reaching a top of $1,276 to average $1,118.
Brett & Sandy Southern, Gladfield, Mitchell sold Angus steers to 660c/kg, reaching a top of $1,391 to average $1,356.
PJ & BJ Andrews, Blue Hills, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 610c/kg, reaching a top of $1,732 to average $1,732.
BV Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 578c/kg, reaching a top of $1,917 to average $1,852.
Institutional Investments, Duarran, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 572c/kg, reaching a top of $1,943 to average $1,778. The Angus cows and calves sold to $2,300.
Renee Richardson, Nimity, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 572c/kg, reaching a top of $1,815 to average $1,815. The Angus cross heifers sold to 506c/kg, reaching a top of $1,528 to average $1,528.
RJ Duff & LM Jones, Greensacres, Injune sold Cross breed steers to 566c/kg, reaching a top of $1,969 to average $1,908.
RD Pastoral, Richmond Downs, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 558c/kg, reaching a top of $1,585 to average $1,430.
BS Conroy, Penrose, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 532c/kg, reaching a top of $1,793 to average $1,757.
MK & C Edwards, Rosedale, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $1,714 to average $1,642.
TC & MD Busiko, Alice Ridge, Roma sold Brahman cross steers to 432c/kg, reaching a top of $1,716 to average $1,644.
Kieran Blake, Sunnymead, Roma sold Brahman cross steers to 418c/kg, reaching a top of $1,807 to average $1,766.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 646c/kg and averaged 520c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 538c/kg and averaged 470c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 512c/kg, averaging 443c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 430c/kg, averaging 349c/kg.
IR & BM Hornick, Balmoral, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross heifers to 546c/kg, reaching a top of $1,654 to average $1,598.
HJ & DS & JD Stewart, Wycombe, St George sold Braford heifers to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,620 to average $1,430.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 298c/kg and averaged 267c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 281c/kg and averaged 260c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 283c/kg, averaging 268c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards