A total yarding of 957 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s prime sale on Thursday. Steers over 550kg sold to 281c and averaged 265c, while steers 400- 550kg sold to 250c, averaging 181c.
RJ Purnell, Havington View, Roma sold Santa steers to 281c, reaching a top of $1881 to average $1799. Barry York, Waratah, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 280c, reaching a top of $1841 to average $1725. John E York, Taunton, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 273c, reaching a top of $1940 to average $1804.
BB & PD Mason, Teeswater, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 273c, reaching a top of $1709 to average $1639. The Charbray cross heifers sold to 235c, reaching a top of $1,200 to average $1106.
Heifers over 450kg made to 263c and averaged 229c, heifers 350-450kg sold to 225c, averaging 212c. Kindee Pastoral Co, Muya, Mitchell sold Charbray cross heifers to 251c, reaching a top of $1423 to average $1357. The Santa cross cows sold to 223c, reaching a top of $1494 to average $1393. Bannerhawk Pty Ltd, Billabalong, Injune sold Droughtmaster heifers to 242c, reaching a top of $1261 to average $1261.
Cows over 500kg peaked at 224c and averaged 212c, while cows in the 400- 500kg class topped at 220c and averaged 185c. Yarrawonga Cattle Co, Yarrawonga, Wallumbilla sold Santa cows to 224c, reaching a top of $1534 to average $1351. Billeroy Farms Pty Ltd, Sandalwood Downs, St George sold Santa cows to 219c, reaching a top of $1410 to average $1353. Nugent Pastoral Co, Bulburram, Tambo sold Santa cows to 218c, reaching a top of $1385 to average $1186. LG & LE Jukes & Sons, Tregoning, Morven sold Simbrah cows to 215c, reaching a top of $1308 to average $1219.
Bulls over 600kg earned to 229c and averaged 206c. Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell sold Simmental cross bulls to 220c, reaching a top of $2281 to average $2015.