Yarding 3913 Change -1159
Cattle numbers fell to 3,913 the Roma Store Sale, down from the previous week by 1,159 head after recent widespread rain fall across the supply area. Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area including large runs from Alice Springs, and Torrens Creek, along with the local supply area.
The overall quality was mixed and steers and heifers were yarded in equal numbers. There was a good buying panel present and all were operating. Reduced numbers saw top end prices improve across the light and medium weight steers along with the heavier end of the heifers, however the quality of the yarding affected averages.
Cows improved across all categories.
Medium weight steers under 330kg improved by 4c to 11c. Medium weight heifers under 400kg improved by 14c to 29c. Heavy weight cows improved by 4c to 14c/kg. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers made to 537.2c to average 460c/kg setting a new top price record for the Roma Saleyards. Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers also made to 490.2c to average 462c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 472.2c to average 448c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to restockers also sold to 472.2c to average 423c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to a top of 390.2c to average 383c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 490.2c to average 412c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 460.2c to average 411c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 398.2c to average 380c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers made to 400.2c to average 386c/kg. The limited number of heavy weight yearling heifers to feed reached a top of 370.2c to average 370c/kg.
The best of the small number of grown steers sold to 355.2c to average 355c, while the largest sample of grown heifers under 540kg reached a top of 329.2c/kg to average 321c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to a top of 296.2c to average 287c/kg while heavy weight 3 score cows made to 300.2c to average 289c/kg.
Heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 304.2c to average 303c/kg. The best of the light weight bulls made to 464.2c to average 404c/kg.
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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 537c/kg and averaged 447c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 482c/kg and averaged 447c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 472c/kg and averaged 420c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 472c/kg and averaged 389c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 368c/kg and averaging 416c/kg.
Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom sold Santa steers to 537c/kg, reaching a top of $1,065 to average $980. The Santa heifers sold to 490c/kg, reaching a top of $924 to average $863.
Orallo Enterprises P/L, Mt Owen Rd, Forestvale sold Droughtmaster steers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $1,331 to average $1,216. The Santa cross heifers sold to 412c/kg, reaching a top of $994 to average $972.
Boyd KJ & SL, Kia Ora, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 476c/kg, reaching a top of $1,200 to average $1,061.
Burunga P/L, Burunga Park, Wandoan sold Santa cross steers to 472c/kg, reaching a top of $1,689 to average $1,449. The Santa cross heifers sold to 426c/kg, reaching a top of $1,192 to average $1,051.
Brett & Sandy Southern, Neabul Downs, St George sold Angus cross steers to 472c/kg, reaching a top of $1,170 to average $1,046. The Angus cross heifers sold to 446c/kg, reaching a top f $1,050 to average $954.
Seawright Investments, Comet Downs, Injune sold Santa steers to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,401 to average $1,328.
SR & ML Phelps, Beaconsfield, Roma sold Angus steers to 466c/kg, reaching a top of $1,672 to average $1,672.
P & I Miller Family Trust, Kooringa Downs, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 466c/kg, reaching a top of $1,365 to average $1,109.
JP & KA Pearson, Roselea, Roma sold Santa steers to 464c/kg, reaching a top of $1,374 to average $1,249.
AW & E Forster, Belfield Station, Winton sold Charbray steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,611 to average $1,380. The Charbray heifers sold to 406c/kg, reaching a top of $1,306 to average $1,110.
LJ & MT Ridge, Les Mar, Roma sold Angus steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,042 to average $1,042. The Angus heifers sold to 426c/kg, reaching a top of $953 to average $953.
AJ & MH Seaby, Emoh Ruo, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,117 to average $1,117. The Simmental cross heifers sold to 406c/kg, reaching a top of $1,019 to average $1,019.
EJ & CF Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 426c/kg, reaching a top of $1,531 to average $1,482. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $1,468 to average $1,357.
WD & JE Purcell, Bridgeman Downs, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $1,378 to average $1,378.
Tony Purcell, Chain of Holes, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 407c/kg, reaching a top of $1,506 to average $1,492.
G Wilson, Killoran, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 404c/kg, reaching a top of $1,597 to average $1,443.
Dart Pastoral Co, Bannockburn Station, Torrens Creek sold Charolais cross steers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,460 to average $1,426.
CF & D Walsh, Townsend, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 390c/kg, reaching a top of $1,662 to average $1,573.
Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell sold Simmental cross steers to 382c/kg, reaching a top of $1,759 to average $1,674.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 490c/kg and averaged 377c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 444c/kg and averaged 383c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 398c/kg, averaging 354c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 400c/kg, averaging 347c/kg.
Cooper McFadzen, Bundilla, Injune sold Angus heifers to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,059 to average $1,059.
Bruce Smith sold Angus cross heifers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,796 to average $1,578.
RBE & EN Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune sold Santa heifers to 396c/kg, reaching a top of $1,122 to average $1,122.
WH & M Robertson, Cloncurry Common, Cloncurry sold Charbray heifers to 384c/kg, reaching a top of $1,402 to average $1,165.
Moonya Agriculture Pty Ltd, Moonya LN, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $1,460 to average $1,429.
DT & KA York Family Trust, Wattle Park, Wallumbilla sold Simbrah cross heifers to 329c/kg, reaching a top of $1,835 to average $1,835.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 278c/kg and averaged 246c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 274c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 304c/kg, averaging 286c/kg.
Torres Park Grazing Co, Torres Park, Augathella sold Santa cows to 301c/kg, reaching a top of $1,976 to average $1,768.
Argylla Mountains Pastoral, Glencoe, Mount Isa sold Brangus mickey bulls to 378c/kg, reaching a top of $1,213 to average $1,082.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards