Yarding 2442 Change -1758
The first sale for 2023 at Roma attracted a relatively small number 2,442 head. Cattle were drawn from Western districts as well as the local supply area. A fair number of restockers and feeder buyers were present and operating, and small panel of export processors were very active in the market. Most classes of lightweight yearling steers and heifers to restockers were cheaper however the better quality lines were the least affected. Yearling steers to feed could not maintain the levels of last year. However the better end of the yearling heifers to feed experienced very little change in price. Cows sold close to firm on the previous sale. Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 568c to average 506c with poor quality lines at 376c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 504c to average from 420c to 499c/kg. Heavyweight yearling steers to feed averaged 373c and made to 424c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made 444c to average 409c and poor quality lines averaged 314c/kg. Good quality medium weight yearling heifers to feed 430c to average 423c and plain condition lines averaged 378c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 358c to average 342c/kg. Heavyweight 3 score cows averaged 282c and made to 293c/kg. Good cows made to 308c to average 300c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 322c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,400 per unit.
Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
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Weaner steers under 200kg topped at 480c/kg and averaged 331c/kg, weaner steers in the 200-280kg range reached 568c/kg and averaged 433c/kg. Steers in the 280-330kg range reached 520c/kg and averaged 462c/kg, and steers in the 330-400kg range reached 472c/kg and averaged 409c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-500kg range topping at 410c/kg and averaging 373c/kg.
S & J Cramer, Pinegrove, Tingun sold Angus cross steers to 568c/kg, reaching a top of $1,274 to average $1,274.
Richard James Pye, Tenapera, Drillham sold Angus cross steers to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $1,601 to average $1,480. The Angus cross heifers sold to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $1,262 to average $1,193.
Michael & Andrea Stewart, St George sold Droughtmaster steers to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $1,462 to average $1,231.
Justin & Ron Tarry, Morinda, Wyandra sold Charolais cross steers to 520c/kg, reaching a top of $1,567 to average $1,352.
LJ & SG Hanna, Terrarara, Mitchell sold Santa Gertrudis steers to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,509 to average $1,428. The Santa Gertrudis heifers sold to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $1,302 to average $1,201.
Bryant Family Grazing, Bundalloch, Bollon sold Charbray cross steers to 422c/kg, reaching a top of $1,876 to average $1,573. The Charbray cross heifers sold to 380c/kg, reaching a top of $1,453 to average $1,254.
Banff Downs Pty Ltd, Banff Downs, Morven sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 410c/kg, reaching a top of $1,724 to average $1,521.
Russell Ian Mocker, Surprise, St George sold Santa Gertrudis steers to 402c/kg, reaching a top of $1,762 to average $1,762.
Leumeah Grazing, Leumeah, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 390c/kg, reaching a top of $1,664 to average $1,664. The Angus cross heifers sold to 418c/kg, reaching a top of $1,711 to average $1,642.
Heifers under 200kg topped at 414c/kg and averaged 313c/kg, while heifers in the 200-280kg range topped at 444c/kg and averaged 379c/kg. Heifers in the 280-330kg range topped at 434c/kg, averaging 397c/kg. Heifers in the 330-400kg range topped at 430c/kg, averaging 386c/kg. Heifers in the 400-500kg range topped at 418c/kg, averaging 370c/kg.
Torres Park Grazing Co., Torres Park, Augathella sold Santa Gertrudis cross heifers to 436c/kg, reaching a top of $1,330 to average $1,232.
Wellwater Pastoral Co., Wellwater, Tambo sold Santa Gertrudis heifers to 434c/kg, reaching a top of $1,573 to average $1,129.
Cormack Clan Pty Ltd, Chrystalbrook, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers to 412c/kg, reaching a top of $1,648 to average $1,452.
Cows in the 330-400kg range reached 256c/kg and averaged 187c/kg. Cows in the 400-500kg range topped at 308c/kg, averaging 283c/kg. Cows in the 500-600kg range topped at 304c/kg, averaging 286c/kg. Cows over 600kg topped at 303c/kg, averaging 290c/kg.
Lyndale Grazing No. 2 Pty Ltd, Lyndale, Roma sold Brahman cross cows to 304c/kg, reaching a top of $1,970 to average $1,663.
Cows and Calves sold to a top of $2,400, averaging $1,826.
Lawndock Pastoral Pty Ltd, Auburn Station, Chinchilla sold Brangus cross cows and calves to $2,150 per unit, averaging $1,815 per unit.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards