Yarding 7161 Change+ 2261
The declining quality of the pasture and vendors choosing to wean straight into the saleyards along with preg tested empty cows lifted numbers by 2,250 head to 7,161 at Roma. Cattle were drawn from NSW, far western Qld and the local supply area. All the usual buyers attended and were active on the better quality lines with the plainer types still receiving limited competition. Yearling steers to restockers could not maintain last weeks prices and lost 5c to 20c/kg with heavy feeders the least affected.Yearling heifers followed the trend of other sale centres and lost 7c to 23c.
The presence of a new export southern buyer lifted prices on the heavy cows. Light weight yearling steers to restockers made 422c to average 385c with medium weight steers at 420c to average 370c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to feed made 366c to average 335c and to restockers at 364c to average 347c/kg. Yearling heifers to restockers made 300c to average 276c with yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market making 312c to average 230c/kg. Heavy yearling heifers to feed made 310c to average 269c and to restockers at 298c/kg. Grown steers to processors made 286c to average 269c with feeders paying to 334c/kg.
Grown heifers to processors made 296c to average 262c and those to feed made 318c to average 289c/kg. Heavy PTIC cows to restockers made 236c to average 225c/kg. Heavy score 2 cows made 208c to average 185c with heavy score 3 and 4 cows to processors making from 230c to 248c/kg.
Market Reporter: Errol Luck
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Weaner steers under 200kg topped at 422c/kg and averaged 387c/kg, weaner steers in the 200-280kg range reached 422c/kg and averaged 377c/kg. Steers in the 280-330kg range reached 420c/kg and averaged 355c/kg, and steers in the 330-400kg range reached 403c/kg and averaged 351c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-500kg range topping at 352c/kg and averaging 332c/kg.
Rosehearty Grazing Co, Koonong Downs, Muckadilla sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 422c/kg, reaching a top of $778 to average $778. The Santa Gertrudis cows sold to 238c/kg reaching a top of $1,287 to average $990. The cows and calves sold to a top of $1,700, averaging $1,700.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 420c/kg, reaching a top of $1,512 to average $1,232. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 246c/kg, reaching a top of $1376 to average $1376. The Droughtmaster cows sold to 225c/kg, reaching a top of $1,366 to average $1,202.
John Russell, Culbara, Roma sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 420c/kg, reaching a top of $1,294 to average $1,004.
J.J & A.J Walker, Thorpedale, Jackson sold Brangus cross steers to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,108 to average $1,095.
Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Charolais cross steers to 414c/kg reaching a top of $1,453 to average $1,306. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 312c/kg reaching a top of $1,061 to average $891.
Henny Co, Lina Glen, Jundah sold Charolais cross steers to 414c/kg reaching a top of $1,046 to average $934. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 300c/kg reaching a top of $1,202 to average $854.
B.J & P.C Harrison, Bungaringa, Mitchell sold Hereford cross steers to 408c/kg reaching a top of 981c/kg to average $937.
T.J & J.A Soresen, Westerdale, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 403c/kg reaching a top of $1,417 to average $1,373.
AT & PL Byrne, Ninnys, Roma sold Angus steers to 400c/kg reaching a top of $1,296 to average $1,156. The Angus heifers sold to 292c/kg reaching a top of $691 to average $691.
G.T & Gay. E. Burey, Springhill, Amby sold Angus cross steers to 396c/kg, reaching a top of $1,197 to average $994.
D.J & K.A McDonald, Wyrapa, Charleville sold Droughtmaster steers to 396c/kg reaching a top of $937 to average $800.
Penfold Pastoral, Palmerston, Teelba sold Charolais cross steers to 390c/kg, reaching a top of $1,252 to average $1,196. The Shorthorn cross heifers sold to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $883 to average $852.
Neven Grazing Co, Mt Beagle, Roma sold Simmental cross steers to 386c/kg, reaching a top of $1,596 to average $1,247.
Wade Warrian, Myrtlevale, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 380c/kg, reaching a top of $1,256 to average $997.
Burunga P/L, Bonanza Park, Wandoan sold Charolais cross steers to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $1,438 to average $1,357.
R.H & R.J West, Silver Valley, Wallumbilla sold Charolais steers to 350c/kg, reaching a top of $1,593 to average $1,485. S.&R.
White Family Trust, Tarrebar, Roma sold Charolais steers to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $1,713 to average $1,328. The Charolais heifers sold to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $942 to average $897.
Torres Park Grazing, Cherry Hills, Injune sold Santa Gertrudis steers to 350c/kg, reaching a top of $1,787 to average $1,749.
Dart Pastoral Co., Bannockburn, Torrens Creek sold Charolais cross steers to 346c/kg, reaching a top of $1,302 to average $1,302. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $1,080 to average $782. The Droughtmaster cows sold to 223c/kg, reaching a top of 1,314 to average $1,122.
Kindee Past Co., Muya, Mitchell sold Charolais cross steers to 338c/kg, reaching a top of $1,767 to average $1,676.
Derek & Christie Goddard, Deelamon, Bollon sold Brangus steers to 338c/kg, reaching a top of $1,213 to average $1,127.
P.A. & H.M. Beitz, Haroldale, Roma sold Angus steers to 336c/kg, reaching a top of $1,477 to average $1,375.
Barry York, Waratah, Surat sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $1522 to average $1,393.
Heifers under 200kg topped at 280c/kg and averaged 251c/kg, while heifers in the 200- 280kg range topped at 300c/kg and averaged 258c/kg. Heifers in the 280-330kg range topped at 300c/kg, averaging 263c/kg. Heifers in the 330-400kg range topped at 312c/kg, averaging 260c/kg. Heifers in the 400-500kg range topped at 318c/kg, averaging 258c/kg.
C.A Warrian, Blisworth, Injune sold Simmental cross heifers to 318c/kg, reaching a top of $1,367 to average $1,346.
D.J & N.H Chandler, Cobbadah, Injune sold Simmental heifers to 310c/kg, reaching a top of $1,342 to average $991.
The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 225c/kg, reaching a top of $1,480 to average $1,221.
Hanson Past Co, Coorumbene, Taroom sold Santa Gertrudis cross heifers to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $1,191 to average $1,017.
Torres Park Grazing Co., Torres Park, Augathella sold Santa Gertrudis heifers to 285c/kg, reaching a top of $1,396 to average $1,046.
Raceview Past Co, Raceview, Charleville sold Santa Gertrudis heifers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $1,436 to average $1,436.50.
Bass Cattle Co., Muldoon, Mungallala sold Santa Gertrudis bulls to $268c/kg, reaching a top of $2,914 to average $2,475.
Source: NLRS, Maranoa Regional Council
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