NLRS commentary store sale:
Yarding 6800, Change 1773
The quality of the cattle consigned was mixed and store cattle were generally in plainer condition than previous sales. A full panel of feedlot buyers were operating, while restocker buyers were more selective when purchasing light weight yearling steers. Cattle were drawn from across the usual western parts of Queensland. All categories of yearling heifers were cheaper and, despite a few higher quality score 3 cows attracting solid export processor buyer competition, most were cheaper in price than the previous store sale. Cows and calves sold to $810/unit.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 235c and averaged 199c, down 8c, while plainer lines made to 182c and averaged 167c, up 1c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 228c and averaged 202c, down 10c, while those returning to the paddock hit 225c and averaged 213c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 226c and averaged 205c, down 13c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers reached 175c and averaged 164c, down 7c, and those to processors topped at 176c and averaged 153c, down 13c/kg. Those to restocker buyers made to 188c and averaged 166c, down 12c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 182c and averaged 166c, down 4c, while those to processors sold to 192c and averaged 144c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed reached 185c and averaged 174c, down 17c, and a few consignments sold to processors for 161c and averaged 158c, down 15c/kg.
Grown steers mostly sold between 176c and 196c, while bullocks reached 207c and averaged 205c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 170c and averaged 156c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
Roma light steers make 235c/kg
A total of 6800 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 224c/kg and averaged 196c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 235c/kg and averaged 195c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 229c/kg and averaged 194c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 228c/kg and averaged 201c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 226c/kg and averaging 198c/kg.
Rosehearty Grazing, Morago, Longreach, sold Santa-cross steers to 235c/kg for 240kg to return $564/head. They also sold Charolais-cross steers to 228c for 372kg to return $850.
Institutional Investments, Roma Downs, Roma, sold Brangus-cross steers to 226c/kg for 437kg to return $988/head. The Cross bred heifers sold to 176c for 252kg to return $445.
DC Diamond, Mirri Mirri, Hannaford, sold Charolais-cross steers to 225c for 350kg to return $788. The Charolais heifers sold to 178c for 374kg to return $667.
R & P Hanna, Unity, St George, sold Droughtmaster steers to 215c for 393kg to return $846.
R & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charbray-cross steers to 215c for 233kg to return $502.
N & B York, Yorkaringa, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 212c for 491kg to return $1042.
Numil Downs, Glenagra, Kynuna, sold Brahman steers to 205c for 435kg to return $893.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 192c/kg and averaged 148c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 188c/kg and averaged 161c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 176c/kg and averaged 158c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 188c/kg and averaged 152c/kg.
D & K York Family Trust, Wattle Park, Wallumbilla, sold a Simmental-cross heifer to 192c for 390kg to return $749.
Riverglen Pastoral Co, Riverglen, Glenmorgan, sold Charolais heifers to 185c for 467kg to return $864.
W & R Taylor, Saramac Downs, Wallumbilla, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 182c for 360kg to return $655.
Ian Brumpton Holdings sold Santa-cross heifers to 182c for 342kg to return $623.
R & S Pether, Auteuil Station, Barcaldine, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 180c for 466kg to return $840.
S & N Ward, Taringa, Injune, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 180c for 346kg to return $624.
G & M Scott, Quilpie, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 170c for 294kg to return $500.
Cows over 500kg sold to 188c/kg and averaged 173c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 184c/kg and averaged 150c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 178c/kg and averaged 124c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $810/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 206c/kg and average 161c/kg.
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