NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 7000 Change -100
Very good quality weaner cattle were penned this week. Numbers remained similar to the previous sale, while extra feedlot buyer competition helped boost medium and heavy weight yearling steer prices.
With the promise of some rain west of Roma, restocker buyers paid 7c to 11c more for light weight yearling steers and light weight yearling heifers jumped 6c to 18c/kg. Solid export processor competition held 3 score cow prices firm to 5c/kg dearer on average.
Light weight yearling steers topped at 372c, while steer calves earned to 376c, and most light steers averaged between 325c and 339c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 338c and averaged 326c, while those to restockers made to 332c and averaged 321c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers earned to 333c and averaged 302c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers reached 312c and averaged between 289c and 300c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed hit 312c and averaged 298c, while those returning to the paddock sold to 320c and averaged 309c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 234c and averaged 226c, up 6c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Roma yards 7000 head of store cattle
A total of 7000 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 376c/kg and averaged 354c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 342c/kg and averaged 326c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 340c/kg and averaged 324c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 317c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 333c/kg and averaging 300c/kg.
Ron Tarry, Kenmore, Charleville, sold Charbray-cross steers to 376c/kg for 169kg to return $638/head.
F, S, & S Counsell, Delta South, Barcaldine, sold Droughtmaster steers to 368c for 197kg to return $726.
Brett & Sandy Southern, Neabul Downs, St George, sold Angus-cross steers to 364c for 203kg to return $740.
Elaine Pampling, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 341c for 280kg to return $955.
S & R White Family Trust, Mt Saltbush, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 340c for 324kg to return $1102. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 308c for 289kg to return $892.
R, M, & F Miller, North Kooringa, Roma, sold Angus steers to 338c for 381kg to return $1288.
DC Diamond Pastoral Co, Mirri Mirri, Hannaford, sold Angus-cross steers to 338c for 349kg to return $1180. The Angus heifers sold to 312c for 319kg to return $996.
Yambutta, Boolara, Meandarra, sold Simmental-cross steers to 338c for 218kg to return $737.
JS Grazing, Double J, Injune, sold Angus steers to 333c for 410kg to return $1366.
W & E Martyn, Canowindra, Roma, sold Simmental-cross steers to 332c for 285kg to return $946.
M & C Stafford, Cooinda, Yuleba, sold Charolais-cross steers to 329c for 313kg to return $1033.
Bloomfield Pastoral Company, Lingard, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster steers to 322c for 276kg to return $890.
The Cornish family, Riverview, Mitchell, sold Charolais-cross steers to 316c for 418kg to return $1324.
Currawilla Pastoral Co, Currawilla Station, Windorah, sold Charolais-cross steers to 314c for 430kg to return $1353.
The Phillips family, Currawong, Mitchell, sold Cross bred steers to 314c for 368kg to return $1156.
Echo Hills Cattle Partnership, Echo Hills, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 303c for 527kg to return $1597.
Rob Purnell, Havington View, Roma sold Santa-cross steers to 300c for 515kg to return $1548.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 272c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 312c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 310c/kg and averaged 287c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 308c/kg and averaged 292c/kg.
Nugent Pastoral Co, Bulburram, Tambo, sold Santa heifers to 310c for 345kg to return $1070.
G, L, & Smith, Iona, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 308c for 349kg to return $1077.
B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 298c for 245kg to return $730.
Cows over 500kg sold to 247c/kg and averaged 228c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 282c/kg and averaged 214c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 228c/kg and averaged 193c/kg.
Cows and calves were sold by the Moller family, Edwinstowe, Jericho, to $1480/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 304c/kg and averaged 289c/kg.