Yarding 7700 Change – 2056
A further 7,700 head were yarded at Roma this week. The majority of cattle yarded were from local areas and Western Queensland. Overall quality was very good but most cattle were starting to show the affects of a dry start to winter with restockers preferring to buy out of condition yearlings. Extra restocker support from Central West Queensland helped keep light weight steers firm however light weight heifers eased on previous weeks. Feeder cattle were also lost ground but prime cattle experienced the most significant change easing 20c on most prime classes. Very good quality light weight restocker steers held firm topping at 434.2c to average 394c, and restocker steers 280 to 330kg made to 438.2c to average 379c/kg. Restockers paid up to 394.2c for medium weight steers, while feeder steers made to 372c to average 353c/kg. Heavy feeder steers held firm to slightly cheaper with a top of 368.2c to average 350c/kg. Light weight restocker heifers made to 330.2c however the averages eased by 36c to 274c/kg. Medium feeder heifers made to 301.2c to average 268c and heavy feeder heifers over 400kg topped at an isolated 318.2c/kg. Grown bullocks sold to a top of 301.2c to average 281c/kg. Medium cows to the processor sold to a top of 230.2c to average 211c while heavy cows over 520kg lost 22c, selling to 240.2c to average 228c/kg. Heavy bulls to the processor were the exception gaining 48c on last week selling to a top of 308.2c to average 287c/kg.
Market Reporter: Sam Hart
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Weaner steers under 200kg topped at 434c/kg and averaged 363c/kg, weaner steers in the 200-280kg range reached 434c/kg and averaged 385c/kg. Steers in the 280-330kg range reached 438c/kg and averaged 368c/kg, and steers in the 330-400kg range reached 394c/kg and averaged 349c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-500kg range topping at 368c/kg and averaging 349c/kg.
AT & PL Byrne, Ninnys, Roma sold Angus steers to 438c/kg, reaching a top of $1,317 to average $1,194. The Angus heifers sold to 306c/kg, reaching a top of $802 to average $745.
Kobe Pastoral, Aqualoo, St George sold Santa Gertrudis steers to 434c/kg reaching a top of $1,148 to average $927.
M.G. & L.J. Huntly, Kilburnie, Muckadilla sold Charolais cross steers to 432c/kg, reaching a top of $1,220 to average $1,220.
Lyndale Grazing 2 Pty Ltd, Lyndale, Roma sold Simmental cross steers to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $1,200 to average $1,143. The Simmental cross heifers sold to 330c/kg, reaching a top of $889 to average $810.
Bangor Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Bangor, Mungallala sold Charolais steers to 426c/kg, reaching a top of $1,095 to average $1,095. The Charolais heifers sold to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $768 to average $768.
BC Stinson, Bonarby, Mungallala sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 416c/kg, reaching a top of $1,168 to average $1,043.
LJ & SG Hanna, Terrarara, Mitchell sold Santa Gertrudis steers to 412c/kg, reaching a top of $1,470 to average $1,287.
N.R Harland & G. Humphreys, Barradine, Roma sold Angus steers to 410c/kg, reaching a top of $1,643 to average $1,450.
Burradoo Property Trust, Burradoo, Wallumbilla sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 410c/kg, reaching a top of $1,186 to average $1,065. The Angus cross heifers sold to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $1,012 to average $714.
Alcurah Creek Grazing, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 406c/kg, reaching a top of $1,216 to average $1,097. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 314c/kg, reaching a top of $900 to average $796.
LD Brown, Gullagimbi, Jackson sold Angus cross steers to 406c/kg, reaching a top of $1,196 to average $1,115. The Angus cross heifers sold to 310c/kg, reaching a top of $912 to average $741.
Parklane Grazing, Parklane, Drillham sold Angus cross steers to 402c/kg, reaching a top of $1,244 to average $979. The Angus cross heifers sold to 280c/kg, reaching a top of $768 to average $675.
Source: NLRS, Maranoa Regional Council
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