Yarding 1800 Change -1800
The Easter break saw numbers drop to 1800 at Roma yesterday with mostly local cattle penned of a mixed quality.
All the usual feeder buyers were present and active however there was a noticeable absence of western orders for lightweight yearlings. Prime bullocks sold to a higher trend while cows to the processor held firm.
Lightweight restocker steers eased this week mainly due to quality, selling to 450.2c to average 431c, while steers 280 to 330kg sold to 452.2c to average 422c/kg.
Mediumweight feeder steers topped at 390.2c to average 368c and heavy feeder steers sold to 408.2c to average 367c/kg.
Light weight restocker heifers made to 368.2c to average 328c and restocker heifers made to 368.2c averaging 340c, up 10c/kg. Restockers paid up to 356.2c averaging 338c/kg.
Heavy grown prime steers lifted 8c topping at 330.2c to average 318c/kg. Medium weight cows to the processor sold to 266.2c to average 256c and heavy prime cows over 520kg sold to 270c averaging 261c/kg.
Heavy bulls saw a large gain and sold to 291.2c and averaging 280c/kg. The best of the cows and calves sold to $1920/unit.
Market reporter – Sam Hart.
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