Feeder steers hit 322c/kg at Roma

Yarding numbers lift at Roma


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TopX agent, Carl Warren, Roma, with steers from Dart Pastoral Company, Thirlstone, Roma, weighing 326kg that made a top price of 312c/kg to average $993/head.

TopX agent, Carl Warren, Roma, with steers from Dart Pastoral Company, Thirlstone, Roma, weighing 326kg that made a top price of 312c/kg to average $993/head.

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Cattle numbers lifted at Roma on Tuesday with demand for the better quality lines remaining strong.

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Yarding numbers rose by 1509 head to 7969 at Roma on Tuesday, drawn mostly from the local supply area with some lines from western Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia. 

Heavier yearling steers were present in greater numbers this week, with the yarding dominated by steers and heifers.

Quality was again mixed, however demand for the better quality lines of cattle remained strong. 

TopX agent, Carl Warren, Roma, said the heifer market had definitely softened, while steers remained firm on previous weeks. 

“We mightn’t have quite seen the highs of the previous week in the feeder steer job, however the quality of the feeder steers was probably back on the week before,” he said.

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 320c/kg and averaged 269c/kg, while steers in the 220 to 280kg range reached 318c/kg to averaged 286c/kg.

Steers weighing 280 to 350kg reached 316c/kg and averaged 297c/kg, and steers in the 350 to 400kg range made a top of 318c/kg, to average 302c/kg.

Feeder steers in the 400 to 550kg range topped at 322c/kg and averaged 299c/kg.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 270c/kg and averaged 228c/kg, while heifers in the 220 to 280kg range topped at 272c/kg, averaging 243c/kg. 

Heifers weighing 280 to 350kg topped at 282c/kg, averaging 264c/kg, and heifers in the 350 to 450kg range topped at 280c/kg, to average 267c/kg. Cows and calves hit $910/unit.

S and T Gilligan, Yarraglen, Brewarrina, sold Charolais-cross steers to 322c/kg, reaching a top of $1,696 to average $1133.

JS Grazing, Double J, Injune, sold Angus steers to 320c/kg, reaching a top of $1775 to average $1410.

CA Flower and Co, Garrabarra, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $1010 to average $878, and TM Dawes, Barr Park, Roma, sold Braford heifers to 275c/kg, making $1196.

The Miller family, Roma, sold Angus heifers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $1163 to average $721.

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