Yarding 4716 Change -686
Cattle numbers fell to 4,716 at the Roma Store Sale, down from the previous week by 686 head, however prices continued to rise with another new top price record set for Roma.
Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area, and the overall quality of the yarding was mixed. There were limited numbers of large single vendor lines yarded.
A good buying panel was present, including all regular processors, and buyers were operating to very strong competition.
Restocker competition on light weight steers saw new top price records set again with light weight yearling steers improved by 4c to 8c/kg. Heavy feeder steers sold to firm demand, to be dearer by 4c to 16c/kg. Restocker competition also saw medium weight heifers improve by 29c to 31c/kg.
Prices improved for grown steers and heifers off the back of strong processor and feedlot competition, with medium weight grown steers improving by 14c to 29c, and grown heifers under 540kg improved by 11c to 37c/kg.
Cows however eased in price across all weight brackets, with heavy weight cows down by 2c to 16c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers sold to 576.2c to average 549c/kg.
The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 578.2c to average 505c/kg, a new top price record for Roma. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 486.2c to average 463c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 442.2c to average 427c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 418.2c to average 411c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers sold to a top of 520.2c to average 455c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers also made to 520.2c to average 457c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 482.2c to average 444c, while medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to restockers made to 440.2c to average 406c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 406.2c to average 402c/kg. T
he best of the grown steers to processors sold to 379.2c to average 366c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers reached a top of 362.2c to average 360c/kg.
Medium weight 3 score cows sold to a top of 317.2c to average 299c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 316.2c to average 305c, while heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 325.2c to average 311c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 335.2c to average 329c/kg.
Cows and calves reached a top of $1730/unit.
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Roma store press report
A total of 4,716 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 578c/kg and averaged 528c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 578c/kg and averaged 472c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 486c/kg and averaged 430c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 442c/kg and averaged 397c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 420c/kg and averaging 392c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,730/unit.
Merinovale Pastoral Co, Merinovale, Jackson sold Angus cross steers to 578c/kg, reaching a top of $1,344 to average $1,173.
Castles & Paynter, Gundoo, Charleville sold Droughtmaster steers to 576c/kg, reaching a top of $2,014 to average $1,248.
Corella Cattle Co, Corella Station sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 570c/kg, reaching a top of $1,367 to average $1,214. The Santa heifers sold to 514c/kg, reaching a top of $1,205 to average $1,083.
MJ & BP Gobbert, Amboola, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 560c/kg, reaching a top of $1,353 to average $1,289.
Maranda Pastoral Co, Maranda, Barcaldine sold Droughtmaster steers to 560c/kg, reaching a top of $1,055 to average $930. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 470c/kg, reaching a top of $1,198 to average $772.
Southampton Partnership, Southampton, St George sold Santa cross steers to 556c/kg, reaching a top of $1,171 to average $1,038.
Danor Pty Ltd sold Brangus steers to 541c/kg, reaching a top of $1,674 to average $1,290.
Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville sold Santa steers to 532c/kg, reaching a top of $1,208 to average $1,167.
Trevor Kelly, Ashmount, Muckadilla sold Romagnola cross steers to 525c/kg, reaching a top of $1,114 to average $1,114.
AR, C & NJ Hamilton, Landmark, Taroom sold Brangus steers to 486c/kg, reaching a top of $1,475 to average $1,348.
Tinderry Pastoral Co, Tinderry, Quilpie sold Santa cross steers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $2,765 to average $1,710. The Santa cross cows sold to 320c/kg, reaching a top of $1,930 to average $1,930.
MG & LJ Huntly, Kilburnie, Muckadilla sold Charolais cross steers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $1,391 to average $1,378.
W & K Brown, Booralie, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 452c/kg, reaching a top of $1,887 to average $1,591. The Angus cross heifers sold to 448c/kg, reaching a top of $1,399 to average $1,399.
KEG & RM Burey, Yarara, St George sold Santa cross steers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,904 to average $1,686.
FC McKerrow, Weona, Winton sold Droughtmaster steers to 446c/kg, reaching a top of $1,374 to average $1,185.
Gardiner & Son, Collaroy, Charleville sold Simbrah steers to 438c/kg, reaching a top of $1,587 to average $1,513.
JK & CL McLoughlin, Rainbow, Rolleston sold Santa cross steers to 422c/kg, reaching a top of $1,658 to average $1,530.
Keddstock Pty Ltd, Bookooi, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 418c/kg, reaching a top of $2,017 to average $1,795.
Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell sold Simmental cross steers to 418c/kg, reaching a top of $1,865 to average $1,865.
Ian Duff, Duffields, Roma sold Limousin cross steers to 414c/kg, reaching a top of $1,791 to average $1,791.
Bill & Mavis Graham, Gladfield, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $2,202 to average $2,130.
I & M Campbell, St Lucia, Boulia sold Brangus steers to 382c/kg, reaching a top of $1,872 to average $1,459.
WB & MG Graham, Catherinvale, Roma sold Hereford cross steers to 378c/kg, reaching a top of $1,870 to average $1,870.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 520c/kg and averaged 448c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 514c/kg and averaged 396c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 482c/kg, averaging 395c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 416c/kg, averaging 354c/kg.
Stockport Pastoral Co, Stockport, Boulia sold Santa heifers to 510c/kg, reaching a top of $1,126 to average $1,029.
SR & ML Phelps, Wilga View, Jackson sold Angus cross heifers to 482c/kg, reaching a top of $1,423 to average $1,423.
Strathfield Past Pty Ltd, Strathfield, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 474c/kg, reaching a top of $1,087 to average $983.
Des & Wendy Jones, Evergreen, Injune sold Charolais cross heifers to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,104 to average $1,104.
M & MT Bright, Karoola Park, Roma sold Angus cross heifers to 447c/kg, reaching a top of $1,649 to average $1,424.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 297c/kg and averaged 254c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 315c/kg and averaged 281c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 325c/kg, averaging 301c/kg.
Fred Ahern, Murweh Station, Charleville sold Brahman cross cows to 325c/kg, reaching a top of $2,040 to average $1,903.
J & B Hodgen, Riccartoon, Charleville sold Santa cross cows to 314c/kg, reaching a top of $1,663 to average $1,385.
Tullamore Park Pastoral Co, Canberra, Roma sold Santa cross cows to 309c/kg, reaching a top of $1,913 to average $1,771.
DM & WA Wilkinson, Mulga Park, Charleville sold Santa cross cows to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $1,713 to average $1,376.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards