NLRS sale commentary:
Yarding 12242 Change 5819
It was the largest yarding of store cattle for the year with big consignments of single vendor, good quality light weight yearling steers and heifers penned. Large numbers of restockers from across Australia and feedlot buyers were in attendance and light weight yearling steers reached a high of 346c/kg. The light weight yearling heifers reached 294c for a pen returning to the paddock. Heavy weight yearling steers remained firm in price, while good quality heavy weight yearling heifers were snapped up by feedlot buyers at 39c dearer on average. Cows and calves sold to $1325 and averaged $1091/unit.
Light weight yearling steers hit 346c and averaged between 305c and 308c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 304c and averaged 294c, up 5c, and those to restockers made to 338c and averaged 301c, up 31c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 304c and averaged 276c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed hit 252c and averaged 227c, while those to processors sold to 226c and averaged 218c/kg. Those to restockers earned to 294c and averaged 271c, up 24c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 268c and averaged 267c, up 44c, while those to processors reached 276c and averaged 263c, up 18c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers reached 270c and averaged 269c, up 39c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 268c and averaged 265c, up 6c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows hit 223c and averaged between 183c and 207c/kg. A pen of good quality heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 254c/kg.
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Weekly Roma Store press report
Roma steers hit 346c/kg
A total of 12,242 head of cattle were penned with 11,296kg of beef sold for $9.55 million at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday. Weaners under 220kg topped at 310c/kg and averaged 275c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 346c/kg and averaged 299c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 345c/kg and averaged 298c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 288c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 304c/kg and averaging 278c/kg. The Shaw family, JS Grazing, Double J, Injune, sold Angus steers to 346c/kg for 273kg to return $947/head. The Angus heifers sold to 293c for 284kg to return $832.
Kindee Pastoral Co sold Charolais-cross steers to 338c for 350kg to return $1184. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 294c for 234kg to return $688.
EJ Pampling, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella, sold Charbray-cross steers to 333c for 293kg to return $977. The Angus heifers sold to 279c for 263kg to return $736.
J & J Walsh, Wilgalands, Roma, sold Hereford steers to 312c for 238kg to return $745.
I & J Macallister, Struan, Ballaroo, sold Brangus steers to 304c for 419kg to return $1276.
W & E Jackson, Maintop North, Injune, sold Limousin-cross steers to 304c for 470kg to return $1432.
Newstead Pastoral Co, Newstead, Surat, sold Shorthorn-cross steers to 303c for 349kg to return $1058.
M & N McKay, Macwood, St George, sold Santa steers to 302c for 395kg to return $1193.
E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 302c for 310kg to return $939. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 279c for 345kg to return $964.
M & M Bright, Karoola Park, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 298c for 424kg to return $1264.
Hartnell & Connolly, Homebush, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 298c for 287kg to return $857.
R & K Thorne, Homeleigh, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 296c for 358kg to return $1062.
R & M Sinnamon, Charmana, Jackson, sold Santa-cross steers to 296c for 281kg to return $832.
J & W Joliffe, Landreath, Amby, sold Santa-cross steers to 292c for 453kg to return $1325.
D & W Jones, Nardoo, Injune sold Brahman-cross steers to 290c for 410kg to return $1190.
Tumbar Grazing Co, Tumbar, Jericho, sold Angus steers to 290c for 284kg to return $824. The Charolais heifers sold to 242c for 325kg to return $788.
P & Y Webster, Lucky Downs, Yuleba, sold Angus steers to 282c for 522kg to return $1474.
W, P, & D Brumpton, Richmond Hill, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 282c for 437kg to return $1235.
Fleetwood Grazing Co, Corinda, Aramac, sold Droughtmaster steers to 276c for 395kg to return $1090. The Brahman heifers sold to 220c for 297kg to return $654.
DAPCO Farming, Merino Downs, Surat, sold Cross bred steers to 272c for 325kg to return $886.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 278c/kg and averaged 256c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 293c/kg and averaged 254c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 294c/kg and averaged 256c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 284c/kg and averaged 238c/kg.
W & K Freeman, Meeleebee Downs, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross heifers to 290c for 317kg to return $922.
S & L Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell, sold Charolais heifers to 278c for 396kg to return $1102.
W & E Martyn, Canowindra, Roma, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 269c for 397kg to return $1069.
BKM Pastoral, Dumfries, Muckadilla, sold Brangus-cross heifers to 263c for 374kg to return $985.
Cows over 500kg sold to 240c/kg and averaged 222c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 240c/kg and averaged 211c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 218c/kg and averaged 184c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $1325/unit and averaged $1091/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 290c/kg and average 245c/kg.