Cattle numbers rose by 1931 to 5529 head at the Roma store sale on Tuesday. Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area and the overall quality of the yarding was good. A good panel of buyers was present and operating. Several larger single vendor lines were included in the yarding. Prices were firm especially for steers and cows which saw continued improvements from the previous week with variations reflective of quality.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 284c and averaged 262c, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 306c and averaged 267c. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 313c and averaged 283c, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 315c and averaged 302c. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 320c and averaging 298c. Cows and calves hit $520/unit.
AR Roberts, Tantatton, Wallumbilla sold Blonde D Aquitaine steers to 320c, reaching a top of $1851 to average $1640. M and MT Bright, Karoola Park, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 315c, reaching a top of $1248 to average $1200. Bright Rural Services, Surat sold Angus cross steers to 313c, reaching a top of $1120 to average $1051.
Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom sold Hereford cross steers to 312c, reaching a top of $1286 to average $1054. PB and DJ Heffernan, Warragai, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 310c, reaching a top of $1286 to average $1286. SF and HE Wilkin, Everbroke, Roma sold Charolais steers to 308c, reaching a top of $1321 to average $1321.
Skygrove Pty Ltd, Yurnga, Taroom sold Brangus cross steers to 308c, reaching a top of $1341 to average $1196. Crocker Farming Co, Crochdantigh, Muckadilla sold Simmental cross steers to 306c, reaching a top of $1745 to average $1027. JH and NJ Dingle Family Trust, Threesons, Roma sold Charolais steers to 304c, reaching a top of $949 to average $949. Layershire Pty Ltd, Koorandai, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 294c, reaching a top of $707 to average $682.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 234c and averaged 205c, while heifers 220 - 280kg topped at 253c and averaged 225c. Heifers 280- 350kg topped at 264c, averaging 239c. Heifers 350-450kg topped at 300c, averaging 252c.
SL and TM Richters, Braeside, St George sold Brahman cross heifers to 279c, reaching a top of $1029 to average $669. Stuarts Creek Pastoral Co, Stuarts Creek, Roma sold Santa cross heifers to 253c, reaching a top of $633 to average $558. LJ and SG Hanna, Terrarara, Mitchell sold Santa heifers to 242c, reaching a top of $707 to average $603.
Cows 300-400kg reached 248c and averaged 182c, while cows 400kg-500kg reached 286c and averaged 220c. Cows over 500kg topped at 265c, averaging 241c.