Yarding 5915 Change -559
Cattle numbers fell slightly, down by 559 head to 5,915 at the Roma Store Sale.
Cattle were again drawn from a wide supply area with numbers from Western and North West Queensland, and the overall quality of the yarding was good with some variation due to content.
The usual buying panel was present and operating and including all regular processors.
Steers accounted for over half the yarding with several large single vendor bred lines present.
Demand remained firm with quality cattle selling to strong competition, and prices were reflective of quality variations. Overall the market eased with steers mostly falling, while heifers improved in places.
Cows also saw improvements in price despite reduced restocker competition.
Light weight yearling steers under 280kg fell by 21c to 35c, while medium weight steers under 330kg fell by 11c to 20c/kg. However medium weight steers under 400kg to feed improved by 6c/kg.
Light weight heifers under 280kg to restockers fell by 14c, while medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers improved by 3c/kg.
Heavy weight cows improved by 2c to 3c/kg.
The limited numbers of light weight yearling steers under 200kg sold to a top of 634.2c to average 600c/kg.
A good sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 600.2c to average 523c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 546.2c to average 500c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 525.2c to average 469c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 442.2c to average 407c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 608.2c to average 554c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 550.2c to average 518c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 514.2c to average 485c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers reached a top of 480.2c to average 446c/kg.
The largest sample of grown steers sold to 368.2c to average 365c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers sold to a top of 363.2c to average 328c/kg. A large single vendor line of PTIC grown yearling heifers sold on a dollars per head basis to a top of $1820/head. Medium weight 3 score sold to 297.2c to average 291c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 300.2c to average 296c, while heavy weight 4 score cows reached a top of 311.2c to average 306c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls to processors made to 318.2c to average 313c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $2420/unit.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 634c/kg and averaged 558c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 600c/kg and averaged 515c/kg.
Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 546c/kg and averaged 489c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 525c/kg and averaged 454c/kg.
Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 476c/kg and averaging 399c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $2,420/unit.
Definance Cattle Co, Roma sold Angus steers to 586c/kg, reaching a top of $1,726 to average $1,530. The Angus cross heifers sold to 518c/kg, reaching a top of $1,432 to average $1,367.
Orallo Enterprises, Lorraine, Orallo sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 580c/kg, reaching a top of $1,690 to average $1,513. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 516c/kg, reaching a top of $1,795 to average $1,404.
PR & MC Maunder, Wilga Lea, Wallumbilla sold Hereford cross steers to 553c/kg, reaching a top of $1,647 to average $1,557.
The Angus cross heifers sold to 510c/kg, reaching a top of $1,763 to average $1,378.
JSC Cormack Family Trust, Corfield Park, Roma sold Simbrah cross steers to 550c/kg, reaching a top of $2,093 to average $1,923.
Malabar Holdings, Arlington, Mitchell sold Charolais cross steers to 528c/kg, reaching a top of $1,701 to average $1,435. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 504c/kg, reaching a top of $1,403 to average $1,360.
JA & PA Ey, Lirambenda, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 526c/kg, reaching a top of $1,405 to average $1,367. The Santa cross heifers sold to 514c/kg, reaching a top of $1,285 to average $1,194.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 525c/kg, reaching a top of $1,850 to average $1,734. The Angus cross heifers sold to 470c/kg, reaching a top of $1,378 to average $1,213.
AJ & CJ Adams, Rostrenor, Blackall sold Brahman cross steers to 516c/kg, reaching a top of $1,627 to average $1,512. The Brahman cross heifers sold to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,205 to average $1,147.
Neven Grazing Co, Blue Hills, Injune sold Simmental cross steers to 502c/kg, reaching a top of $2,015 to average $1,850. The Simmental cross heifers sold to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,737 to average $1,607.
Loudon Bros. Pty Ltd, Dunkeld Stn, Mitchell sold Brahman cross steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,591 to average $1,365.
T East & J Lang, Jireh Park, Muckadilla sold Charolais steers to 498c/kg, reaching a top of $1,602 to average $1,602.
The Charolais cross heifers sold to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $1,341 to average $1,341.
Tony Purcell, Chain of Holes, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 494c/kg, reaching a top of $1,922 to average $1,755.
M & S Benson, Seaside, Yuleba sold Angus steers to 455c/kg, reaching a top of $1,890 to average $1,752.
Bond SC & TC, Borromoore, Roma sold Simmental cross steers to 449c/kg, reaching a top of $2,010 to average $1,923.
R Pollock, Carlton, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 442c/kg, reaching a top of $1,944 to average $1,819.
Yarrawonga Cattle Co, Yarrawonga, Wallumbilla sold Santa steers to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $2,399 to average $2,341.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 608c/kg and averaged 519c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 550c/kg and averaged 474c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 514c/kg, averaging 418c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 480c/kg, averaging 391c/kg.
John E York, Taunton, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 473c/kg, reaching a top of $1,671 to average $1,502.
AJM Pastoral Company, Wyandra sold Composite heifers to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $1,820 to average $1,518.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 226c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 307c/kg and averaged 278c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 322c/kg, averaging 296c/kg..
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards