A total yarding of 1243 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s prime sale on Thursday. Steers over 550kg sold to 283c and averaged 266c, while steers 400- 550kg sold to 262c, averaging 198c. RC Business, Maronga, St George sold Santa cross steers to 279c, reaching a top of $1828 to average $1828. The Santa cross heifers sold to 247c, reaching a top of $1114 to average $1084. P Tite, Mt Abundance, Roma sold Shorthorn steers to 276c, reaching a top of $1730 to average $1730.
Heifers over 450kg made to 279c and averaged 249c, heifers 350-450kg sold to 258c, averaging 237c. Hartley Grazing, Coopermurra, Mitchell sold Brahman heifers to 279c, reaching a top of $1433 to average $1263. The Brahman cows sold to 265c, reaching a top of $1325 to average $1086.
Cows over 500kg peaked at 265c and averaged 215c, while cows in the 400- 500kg class topped at 265c and averaged 199c. Tullamore Park Pastoral Co, Rolston, Surat sold Santa cows to 229c, reaching a top of $1280 to average $1186. WL & MA Bryant, Cytherea, Mitchell sold Simbrah cross cows to 228c, reaching a top of $1252 to average $1056. Defiance Cattle Co sold Santa cows to 227c, reaching a top of $1297 to average $1113. VM & K & AG Hafemeister, Oakleigh, Injune sold Brahman cows to 227c, reaching a top of $1236 to average $1144.
I & S Walker, Tarilla, St George sold Santa cross cows to 226c, reaching a top of $1491 to average $1260. Doce Pty Ltd, Spring Water, Injune sold Droughtmaster cows to 224c, reaching a top of $1161 to average $1083. Doce Pty Ltd, Pleasant Hills, Roma sold Droughtmaster cows to 222c, reaching a top $1202 to average $1083. Macam Inv Pty Ltd, Roma Feedlot, Roma sold Charolais cross cows to 220c, reaching a top of $1281 to average $1151.
Bulls over 600kg earned to 257c and averaged 231c.