Yarding 2900 Change -1945
Cattle were mostly drawn from the usual supply area including quality local lines and a run from the Northern Territory.
The overall quality was varied with steers accounting for two thirds of total numbers.
Despite the rain, a competitive buying panel was present and operating, however one regular processor did not operate.
The market continued to strengthen further off the back of widespread rainfall and reduced numbers offered with price fluctuations reflective of quality variations.
Light weight steers improved by 15c to 71c/kg. Medium weight steers to feed improved by 22c to 48c, while heavy weight steers improved by 23c/kg.
Light weight heifers under 280kg to feed improved by 23c, while medium weight heifers to feed improved by 15c to 22c/kg.
Medium weight cows improved by 9c to 14c while heavy weight cows improved by 17c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg reached 855.2c to average 780c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg to restockers were the largest sample for the day and reached 800.2c to average 740c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 774.2c to average 659c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 694.2c to average 656c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached a top of 608.2c to average 589c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 680.2c to average 582c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 720.2c to average 577c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed sold to 610.2c to average 603c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 600.2c to average 587c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight grown steers made to 550.2c to average 529c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers made to 485.0 to average 480c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows reached a top of 410.2c to average 403c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score prime cows made to a top of 432.2c to average 429c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls reached a top of 396.2c to average 390c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $3410/unit.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 855c/kg and averaged 752c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 800c/kg and averaged 733c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 772c/kg and averaged 614c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 694c/kg and averaged 591c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 608c/kg and averaging 564c/kg. Cows and calves hit $3,410 /unit.
Stephen John Phillips, Strathvale, Ballaroo sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 855c/kg, reaching a top of $2,249 to average $1,793.
Shane Herberts, Horseshoe Lagoon, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 800c/kg, reaching a top of $1,942 to average $1,942.
Andromeda Cattle Company, Eddington, Mungallala sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 790c/kg, reaching a top of $2,198 to average $2,060.
Brumpton, St Kilda, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 760c/kg, reaching a top of $2,387 to average $2,317.
RP and TM Sevil, Kenilworth, Mitchell sold Santa steers to 752c/kg, reaching a top of $2,030 to average $1,876. The Santa heifers sold to 720c/kg, reaching a top of $1,548 to average $1,466.
Sutton Beef, Bundabar, Glenmorgan sold Santa cross steers to 722c/kg, reaching a top of $2,520 to average $2,440.
AR and SM Russell, Gladysvale, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 710c/kg, reaching a top of $2,231 to average $2,095.
NJ and RL McEwan, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 706c/kg, reaching a top of $2,212 to average $2,190.
Argylla Mountains Pastoral Co P/L, Glencoe, Mt Isa sold Brangus steers to 688c/kg, reaching a top of $2,331 to average $1,789. The Brangus mickey bulls sold to 824c/kg, reaching a top of $1,914 to average $1,361.
Tipperary Group of Stations, Adelaide River sold Brahman cross steers to 644c/kg, reaching a top of $2,387 to average $1,988.
JH and SM Mulcahy, Pringle Downs, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 632c/kg, reaching a top of $2,699 to average $2,429.
James Gurnett, Weaner Creek, Charleville sold Droughtmaster steers to 578c/kg, reaching a top of $2,486 to average $2,486.
Cameron Colley, Brucedale, Roma sold Charolais steers to 462c/kg, reaching a top of $3,144 to average $2,947.
JJ and JM Shaw, Injune sold Angus steers to 484c/kg, reaching a top of $3,023 to average $3,023.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 720c/kg and averaged 610c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 652c/kg and averaged 543c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 610c/kg, averaging 489c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 600c/kg, averaging 486c/kg.
JS and EM Campbell, Claravale, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 492c/kg, reaching a top of $2,151 to average $1,849. The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 428c/kg, reaching a top of $2,391 to average $2,166. The Brahman cross cows and calves sold to $3,000/unit.
Australian Country Choice Properties, Niella, Roma sold Brahman cross heifers to 484c/kg, reaching a top of $1,765 to average $1,598.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 423c/kg and averaged 372c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 498c/kg and averaged 416c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 498c/kg, averaging 419c/kg.
Warby Pastoral, West Lienster, Mungallala sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $2,502 to average $2,224.
Valmai Jones – Savannah Grazing, Renner Springs Stn, Tennant Creek sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $2,122 to average $1,808.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards
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