NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 5500, Change -19
Numbers remained steady with a good selection of both steers and heifers. The quality of the young cattle was very mixed and comprised both yearlings and weaners. There were good lines available from local, western regions and areas further north, while there was limited southern restocker activity with most buyers coming from local, central and Darling Downs areas. Good quality cattle sold strongly to show a slightly dearer trend. Processors were active on the good conditioned vealers and lightweight yearlings, along with a number of well finished yearling heifers.
Vealer steers to restock sold from 140c to 174c for the plainer D muscled categories, while those displaying a stronger C muscle pattern made from 146c to 197c/kg. Light and medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed sold from 132c to 197c, depending on muscle and breed quality. Heavy yearling steers to feed sold from 178c to 185c/kg. Good quality yearling heifers to restock and feed sold to a top of 162c for C muscled lines, with the majority of the plainer D muscled lines making between 123c and 144c/kg.
The quality of the grown steers was very mixed with this reflected in the price range. Plainer quality steers sold from 118c to 192c for well-bred heavy feeders. Grown heifers made from 118c to 159c/kg, with processors active on the well finished lots. There was a full complement of processors in attendance and restocker demand increased. Trends were dearer, with the 3 and 4 scores to slaughter up to 4c dearer, while plain conditioned cows to restock experienced stronger gains. PTIC cows sold to restockers to a top of 139c/kg. There was a limited supply of cow and calf units and they sold to a top of $560/unit.
Roma Store Sale press report:
A total of 5671 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 197c/kg and averaged 161c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 199c/kg and averaged 166c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 196c/kg and averaged 174c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 190c/kg and averaged 167c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 192c/kg and averaging 172c/kg.
R & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 199c for 238kg to return $475.
Peel Northampton Downs, Northampton Downs, Blackall, sold Charbray steers to 197c for 252kg to return $498. The Santa heifers sold to 150c for 227kg to return $341.
R & E Lister, Trevallen, Roma, sold Angus steers to 195c for 262kg to return $511.
Dart Pastoral Co, Springbok, Injune, sold Charolais steers to 194c for 322kg to return $626.
J, R, M, & F Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune, sold Charolais steers to 192c for 328kg to return $631.
The McIntosh family, Basin Downs, Surat, sold Santa-cross steers to 189c for 252kg to return $477.
Terry Jukes, Armadilla, Morven, sold Charolais-cross steers to 188c for 341kg to return $642.
Ian Brumpton, Oakland, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 188c for 323kg to return $608.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 165c/kg and averaged 148c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 164c/kg and averaged 145c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 156c/kg and averaged 138c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 148c/kg and averaged 134c/kg.
J York, Taunton, Roma, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 165c for 354kg to return $584.
Lillianfells Pastoral, Lillianfells, Longreach, sold Santa heifers to 159c for 390kg to return $620.
B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 156c for 259kg to return $404.
L & M Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 150c for 329kg to return $494.
Joy Naish, Coralbyn, Wandoan, sold Angus-cross heifers to 150c for 263kg to return $394.
D Smith, Hammond Downs, Windorah, sold Santa-cross heifers to 146c for 343kg to return $502.
Cows over 500kg sold to 139c/kg and averaged 128c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 149c/kg and averaged 120c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 118c/kg and averaged 108c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $640/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 162c/kg and average 133c/kg.