Yarding 3754 Change -962
Prices rose while cattle numbers fell to 3,754 at the Roma store sale, down from the previous week by 962 head, after recent isolated storms across the region.
Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and the overall quality of the yarding was varied with steers and heifers yarded in similar numbers.
A full buying panel was present and operating to very strong competition.
Prices continued their upward trend with new records set yet again, as the $6/head mark was reached several times for light weight steers and light weight heifers also reaching new record prices.
Light weight yearling steers improved by 11c to 23c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed improved by 6c to 20c, heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved by 11c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers rose remarkably, up by 2c to 93c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed rose by 3c to 34c/kg. Heavy weight heifers to processors rose by 16c to 19c/kg.
Processor competition also saw improvements for cows with medium weight cows with improving by 8c to 9c and heavy weight cows up by 9c to 22c/kg. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers sold to a record 616.2c to average 570c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 584.2c averaging 516c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed sold to 488.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 456.2c to average 433c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 440.2c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a record top of 594.2c to average 547c/kg as buyers sought frame over condition. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 536.2c averaging 483c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 448.2c to average 424c while medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed made to 446.2c to average 430c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 400.2c to average 400c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers reached a top of 380.2c to average 355c/kg. The best of the grown steers to feed sold to 406.2c/kg.
Restocker competition for cows saw medium weight cows reach a top of 327.2c to average 298c/kg, while heavy weight cows to restockers also sold to 327.2c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows to processors sold to a top of 318.2c averaging 308c/kg while heavy weight 3 score cows made to 318.2c to average 313c/kg, whilst heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 321.2c/kg. Cows and calves reached a top of $2,200/unit. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 355.2c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 616c/kg and averaged 543c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 584c/kg and averaged 504c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 488c/kg and averaged 439c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 456c/kg and averaged 422c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 440c/kg and averaging 394c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,200/unit.
S Kidman & Co, Rockybank Station, Roma sold Cross breed steers to 616c/kg, reaching a top of $1,179 to average $1,053.
Brown Grazing, Farewell Stn, Winton sold Santa bulls to 614c/kg, reaching a top of $1,536 to average $1,037.
LJ & MT Ridge, Les Mar, Roma sold Angus steers to 602c/kg, reaching a top of $1,204 to average $1,203. The Angus heifers sold to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $1,158 to average $1,158.
Newton Grazing P/L, Mona Vale, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 596c/kg, reaching a top of $1,177 to average $1,177.
Body & Co, Tarrawonga, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers to 596c/kg, reaching a top of $1,157 to average $1,000. The Angus cross heifers sold to 576c/kg, reaching a top of $1,474 to average $1,069.
G & G Burey, Springhill, Amby sold Charbray steers to 594c/kg, reaching a top of $1,144 to average $1,098.
AJ & CJ Adams, Allo-Omber, Blackall sold Brahman steers to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $1,396 to average $1,228. The Murray Grey cross cows sold to 321c/kg, reaching a top of $2,025 to average $1,936.
Brad Marks, Bullecourt, Charleville sold Santa cross steers to 530c/kg, reaching a top of $1,560 to average $1,351.
D & K Twist, Juandah Downs, Mungallala sold Charolais cross steers to 520c/kg, reaching a top of $1,440 to average $1,396.
Todd Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Munnaweena, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,274 to average $1,249. The Angus cross heifers sold to 504c/kg, reaching a top of $1,242 to average $1,237.
Dalco Pastoral, Sugarloaf, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers to 478c/kg, reaching a top of $1,430 to average $1,422. The Angus cross heifers sold to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,551 to average $1,405.
Cowarie Pastoral Co, Forest Grove, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers to 474c/kg, reaching a top of $1,464 to average $1,339. The Santa cross heifers sold to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,372 to average $1,234.
Bates Pastoral Pty Ltd, Boyton, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $2,020 to average $1,902.
CA Crozier & TF Rule, Manning, Tambo sold Charolais cross steers to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $1,656 to average $1,552.
Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell sold Simmental cross steers to 422c/kg, reaching a top of $2,009 to average $1,913.
Bindango Pty Ltd, Bindango, Roma sold Santa steers to 388c/kg, reaching a top of $2,392 to average $2,230.
ERB & SK Crosby, Wallam, Mitchell sold Brahman cross steers to 373c/kg, reaching a top of $2,365 to average $1,987.
CJ Melcer, Sorries, Roma sold Charolais bulls to 335c/kg, reaching a top of $2,815 to average $2,815.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 594c/kg and averaged 528c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 504c/kg and averaged 426c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 448c/kg, averaging 382c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 416c/kg, averaging 366c/kg.
MD & WR Redden, Wenmi Farm, Roma sold Braford heifers to 409c/kg, reaching a top of $1,383 to average $1,383.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 285c/kg and averaged 247c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 350c/kg and averaged 292c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 327c/kg, averaging 309c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards