Yearling steers make 279c
THE yarding was up 1143 head to 6500 head today at the Roma Store Sale.
The cattle presented were good quality with several bigger lines of weaned calves.
An equal number of heifers and steers, around 2700 head, were presented along with 1100 cows and 70 bulls.
All buyers were in attendance with additional visiting buyers strengthening the market for feeder steers and two score cows to feed.
Restockers paid 308c for weaned calves weighing around 200kg and below across the four pens.
The largest section of yearling steers to restockers made to 292c while steers to feed made to 276c to average
A substantial number were over 400kg to feed and reached similar money.
A run of lighter yearling heifers made to 276c to average 272c and yearling heifers to feed made to 258c to average 253c/kg.
Manufacturing steers to the processors made to 261c/kg.
Two score cows made to
195c to average 148c/kg. Young heavy cows topped at
217c to average 203c/kg in the largest run.
Some younger bulls to live export made 210c with the top price for heavy bulls being
NUMBERS increased by 161 head and there was a fair mix of most classes.
Vealer heifers gained six cents and light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged two cents per kilogram better.
However cows averaged
7–8c dearer and up to 10c/kg in places.
A small number of steer calves returned to the paddock at an average of
262c while mixed sex calves averaged 205c/kg.
Vealer heifers to feed made to 244.2c to average
Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 254c with some to
Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold around
251c with isolated sales to
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 259c with some to 268c/kg.
A small sample of light weight yearling heifers averaged close to 218c and made to 230.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 239c with a small number to the trade reaching 266.2c/kg.
A small selection of heavy weight yearling heifers also sold to the local trade market at an average of 258c with sales to 279.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged
266c and made to 269.2c and the bullock portion made to 270.2c to average
Full mouth bullocks made to
240c to average 237c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 142c and the better two scores averaged close to 170c/kg.
Heavy three scores averaged 199c and the best of the heavy cows made to
220.2c to average 211c/kg. Heavy bulls made to
DESPITE the deteriorating weather conditions, the supply of stock reduced by
100 head and overall quality was very mixed, especially in the young cattle section.
Export buyer attendance was not as strong as the previous week.
A small number of well-bred steer calves returned to the paddock at 282.2c while plain quality mixed sex calves averaged 163c/kg.
The best of the vealer heifers made to 228c to average 224c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 243c and made to
Yearling steers to feed in the 280–330kg range averaged close to 222c and made to 235.2c while lesser quality lines averaged
The better light weight yearling heifers to feed or background made to 220c and averaged 216c while the poorer quality classes averaged 170c/kg.
Yearling heifers in the 280–330kg range to the local meat trade made to 243.2c while plain condition lines to feed averaged 197c/kg.
A couple of very heavy B muscle heifers sold to the trade at 259.2c/kg.
Well-presented young heavy bullocks sold to the local meat trade at 292.2c while a few to export slaughter made to 264–284c/kg.
Heavy weight two score cows averaged close to 172c and the heavy three scores averaged 190c with a couple of good cows to 199.2c/kg.
The best of the heavy bulls made to 234.2c/kg.
THERE was a small reduction in numbers and a fair panel of buyers were present, which included some interstate export processors.
Prices for medium and heavy weight yearling steers improved by 2c to 9c/kg and more on some well-bred lines.
Heavy weight yearling heifers lifted in price by
A better line-up of bullocks averaged 14c/kg dearer at the time of this interim report.
Good heavy cows held close to the improved prices of the previous sale, while plain-condition lines averaged
Heavy weight yearling steers to feeders sold from
258.2–284.2c, while medium weight yearling heifers made from 221.2–248.2c/kg.
Grown steers in the
600–750kg range sold from
259.2–280.2c/kg. Heavy weight grown heifers made to 235c/kg.
Medium weight cows sold from 149.2–193.2c, with heavy weights making to
The best bull made
BURNETT Livestock and Realty’s Meatworks and Store Sale saw a yarding of 800 head.
Heavy bulls topped at
236c/kg; steers over 600kg topped at 255c; cows over
500kg topped at 210c; cows
400–500kg topped at 195c; and trade heifers over 400kg topped at 247c.
Feeder steers 400–500kg sold to a top of 263c while steers 300–400kg sold to
259c. Steers 200–300kg sold to 283c. Heifers 300–400kg sold for 243c and heifers
200–300kg sold to 236c. Two tooth grey brahman bullocks from Coalstoun Lakes sold for 261c/$1513.
Two tooth droughtmaster steers from Gin Gin sold for
Milk tooth droughtmaster steers from Gin Gin sold for
256c/$1078. Droughtmaster milk tooth steers from Bundaberg sold for 259c/$788.
Charolais cross weaner steers from Mundubbera sold for 260c/$677.
Charbray weaner steers from Eidsvold sold for
Red brangus weaner steers from Mundubbera sold for
Braford weaner steers from Bundaberg sold for
Milk tooth red brangus heifers from Mundubbera sold for 233c/$991.
Angus cross milk tooth heifers from Mundubbera sold for 240c/$952.
Milk tooth crossbred heifers from Wallaville sold for
Milk tooth charbray heifers from Biggenden sold for
Charbray weaner heifers from Mundubbera sold for
Charbray weaner heifers from Eidsvold sold for
230c/$535 and angus weaner heifers from Rosedale sold for 228c/$484.
SALEYARDS: Burnett Livestock and Realty’s Lance Whitaker with a pen of charbray milk-tooth steers.