Yarding 3619 Change -514
Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and the overall quality was mixed but included some quality local lines in a yarding dominated by steers.
A good competitive buying panel was present, including all regular processors, however one did not operate.
Prices continued to strengthen further for steers as restockers and lot feeders actively competed on the smaller yarding, however prices eased in places for heifers and cows, with price fluctuations reflective of quality variations.
Light weight steers under 280kg improved by 6c to 142c/kg. Medium weight steers improved by 22c to 55c, while heavy weight feeders improved by 4c/kg. Light weight heifers fell by 6c to 22c, while medium weight heifers under 330kg to restockers improved by 16c/kg. Heavy weight heifers to feed improved by 12c to 13c/kg. Cows were present in limited numbers, however heavy weight 3 score cows improved by 3c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to a top of 882.2c to average 810c/kg. A small sample of yearling steers under 280kg to feed reached 890.2c to average 890c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 856.2c to average 754c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 750.2c to average 697c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached a top of 632.2c to average 604c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to reached a top of 764.2c to average 687c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 780.2c to average 674c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 724.2c to average 670c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 624.2c to average 600c/kg. The best of the limited number of grown steers made to 420.2c to average 420c/kg. Grown heifers were also in short supply, selling to a top of 470.0 to average 460c/kg. Cows were also yarded in limited numbers with medium weight 3 score cows selling to 386.2c to average 381c/kg. The heavy weight 3 score cows reached a top of 396.2c to average 394c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls reached a top of 391.2c to average 379c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $3650/unit. The first Roma Store Sale for 2022 will be on the 11th January.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 886c/kg and averaged 768c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 890c/kg and averaged 779c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 856c/kg and averaged 700c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 690c/kg and averaged 636c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 632c/kg and averaging 589c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $3,650/unit.
R G Webb, sold Charbray steers to 890c/kg reaching a top of $2,326 to average $2,093. The Brangus Cross heifers sold to 750c/kg reaching a top of $1,876 to average $1,557.
Bangor Cattle Co P/L, Bangor, Mungallala sold Brangus steers to 886c/kg reaching a top of $1,923 to average $1,844. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 764c/kg reaching a top of $1,728 to average $1,585.
Supawick Pty Ltd, Springvale, Jericho sold Charolais cross steers to 880c/kg reaching a top of $2,375 to average $2,178.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Ravenscourt, Mitchell sold Cross breed steers to 852c/kg reaching a top of $2,471 to average $2,196. The Cross breed heifers sold to 732c/kg reaching a top of $1,942 to average $1,817.
C & KD Murphy, Mansfield, St George sold Hereford cross steers to 840c/kg reaching a top of $2,138 to average $1,885.
AR & YM Emery, Mt Beverly, Wallumbilla sold Angus steers to 790c/kg reaching a top of $2,492 to average $2,371. The Angus cross heifers sold to 740c/kg reaching a top of $2,100 to average $1,815.
SD & MJ Russel, Willara, Augathella sold Charolais cross steers to 788c/kg reaching a top of $2,378 to average $2,267. The Charolais cross heifers 650c/kg reaching a top of $1,911 to average $1,673.
DC Diamond Past, Mirri Mirri, Hannaford sold Angus cross steers to 786c/kg reaching a top of $2,053 to average $1,730. The Angus cross heifers sold to 642c/kg reaching a top of $1,708 to average $1,437.
GN & JR Blackett, Tamanick, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 756c/kg reaching a top of $2,325 to average $2,264. The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 396c/kg reaching a top of $2,341 to average $2,261.
D & K Witt, Revilo, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 752c/kg reaching a top of $2,206 to average $2,206.
Seawright Investments, Comet Downs, Injune sold Santa steers 728c/kg reaching a top of $2,354 to average $2,109. The Santa heifers sold to 700c/kg reaching a top of $1,977 to average $1,914.
HJT Family Trust, De-ankerr, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 706c/kg reaching a top of $2,724 to average $2,070.
CD & RD Hay, Moonya, Wandoan sold Braford steers to 690c/kg reaching a top of $2,649 to average $2,194. The Braford heifers sold to 780c/kg reaching a top of $2,359 to average $2,170.
Moonya Agriculture Pty Ltd, Roma sold Angus steers 674c/kg reaching a top of $2,494 to average $2,369.
Ferguson Cattle Co, Annie-Vale, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 668c/kg reaching a top of $2,372 to average $2,271.
Howson Family Trust, Banumba, Tara sold Angus cross steers to 660c/kg reaching a top of $2,751 to average $2,529.
BW & M Uebergang, Berwyndale, Miles sold Angus cross steers to 632c/kg reaching a top of $2,617 to average $2,548.
JH EM & NJ McEwan, Wyoming, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 621c/kg reaching a top of $2,816 to average $2,746.
LRB Briscoe, Kilmarnock, Injune sold Santa cross steers to 616c/kg reaching a top of $2,630 to average $2,540.
SG, RW & TA Cormack, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 596c/kg reaching a top of $3,178 to average $2,612.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 764c/kg and averaged646c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at780c/kg and averaged 643c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 724c/kg, averaging 580c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 610c/kg, averaging 483c/kg.
Wythburn Grazing, Echo Hills, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers to 668c/kg reaching a top of $2,217 to average $2,154.
PJ & BJ Andrews, Blue Hills, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 652c/kg reaching a top of $1,956 to average $1,956.
Australian Country Choice Properties, Niella, Roma sold Brahman cross heifers to 512c/kg reaching a top of $1,725 to average $1,535.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 382c/kg and averaged 261c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 398c/kg and averaged 319c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 398c/kg, averaging 377c/kg.
South Westgrove Cattle Co Pty Ltd, South Westgrove, Injune sold Santa cross cows to 384c/kg reaching a top of $2,125 to average $1,758.
Zeb D Murphy, Mansfield, St George sold Hereford cross bulls to 718c/kg reaching a top of $1,472 to average $1,472.
Bass Cattle Co, Muldoon, Mungallala sold Santa bulls to 373c/kg reaching a top of $3,727 to average $2,648.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards