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The majority were heifers, with 150 less steers and just fewer than 600 cows were offered. All buyers were present, with the right article and superior cattle continuing to reach solid prices however averages were affected by lesser quality lines.
An outstanding class of weaner steers made to a top of 373.2c and averaged 328c/kg. Trade steers made to a top of 294.2c to average 274c/kg. Weaner heifers made to a top of 292.2c to average 258c/kg. Trade heifers sold to a top of 270.2c and averaged 258c/kg.
Grown steers to slaughter weighing over 400kg made to a top of 284.2, averaging 215c/kg, again affected by quality supply and demand. Medium weight cows reached 219.2c and averaged 176c while heavy cows to slaughter made to a top of 259.2c, averaging 210c/kg. Lighter bulls returning to the paddock reached 316.2c and averaged 220c while heavier bulls made to 246.2c to average 224c/kg. Cows with calves at foot sold for $1,220/unit.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 373c/kg and averaged 332c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 373c/kg and averaged 324c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 373c/kg and averaged 302c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 294c/kg and averaged 261c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 284c/kg and averaging 255c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,220/unit.
Ryan Brothers – ‘Carlow Station’ – Blackall – sold Santa cross steers for 373c/kg at 293kg returning $1,094/head. The Santa cross heifers went for 292c/kg at 239kg returning $700/head.
S Kidman & Co – ‘Durham Downs’ – Eromanga – sold Santa steers for 346c/kg at 185kg returning $642/head. The Santa heifers went for 274c/kg at 194kg returning $532/head.
T. Jukes – ‘Armadilla’ – Morven – sold Santa cross steers for 334c/kg at 218kg returning $730/head.
J.E. & J.L. Creevey – ‘Lucknow’ – Augathella – sold Charolais steers for 328c/kg at 278kg returning $915/head.
AJ & CJ Adams – ‘Allo-Omber’ – Barcaldine – sold Brahman cross steers for 324c/kg at 236kg returning $768/head. The Brahman cross heifers went for 270c/kg at 220kg returning $596/head.
Pobar, D. & J. – Rocklea Charlton Bank – Roma – sold Charolais cross steers for 320c/kg at 338kg returning $1,082/head.
A.F. & M.F. Douglas – ‘Springfield’ – Mitchell – sold Droughtmaster steers for 316c/kg at 251kg returning $795/head.
Freshwater Partnership – ‘Overflow’ – Mitchell – sold Droughtmaster steers for 316c/kg at 240kg returning $761/head. The Droughtmaster heifers went for 258c/kg at 167kg returning $432/head.
B.J. & W. & J. Ricketts – ‘Crail’ – Roma – sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 312c/kg at 294kg returning $918/head.
R.H & R.J West – ‘Roleen’ – Wallumbilla – sold steers for 284c/kg at 472kg returning $1,343/head.
J. & S. Nichol – ‘Ridgewell’ – Roma – sold Braham cross steers for 270c/kg at 404kg returning $1,091/head.
T.I & J.L York – ‘Hyde park’ – Wallumbilla – sold EU Accredited Simmental cross heifers for 270c/kg at 345kg returning $932/head.
Luckona Holdings PTY. LTD. – ‘Luckona Downs’ – Wallumbilla – sold Charolais cross steers for 266c/kg at 450kg returning $1,197/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 290c/kg and average 260c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 292c/kg and averaged 266c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 276c/kg, averaging 249c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 272c/kg, averaging 251c/kg.
B.M. & N.D. Bauer – ‘Arlington’ – Augathella – sold Charolais heifers for 276c/kg at 198kg returning $549/head.
Wellwater Pastoral Co – ‘Wellwater’ – Tambo – sold Santa heifers for 266c/kg at 253kg returning $673/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 205c/kg and averaged 152c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 219c/kg and averaged 175c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 259c/kg, averaging 209c/kg.
Sheppard Pastoral Co. – ‘Amby Downs’ – Amby – sold Santa cross cows for 259c/kg at 616kg returning $1,596/head.
Sources: Roma Saleyards, MLA’s NLRS