Len Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby, sold 10 Santa heifers at 250c/kg averaging 469kg to return $1172/hd. His parents, Peter and Sue, sold 29 Santa steers for 296c at 457kg to return $1355/hd. Picture: Lucy Kinbacher

Weaner steers 394c at Roma

There were 7700 cattle yarded for the first Roma store sale of the year.

A total of 7700 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 394c and averaged 344c, weaner steers 220-280kg reached 378c and averaged 334c. Steers 280- 350kg reached 344c and averaged 315c, and steers 350-400kg reached 326c and averaged 292c. Feeder steers 400-550kg topping at 299c and averaged 278c. Cows and calves hit $1580 /unit.

Simmac Pastoral Co, Mt. Maria, Morven sold Angus cross steers for 394c at 198kg returning $782/hd. Henrick Cattle Co, Dakota, Roma sold Angus cross steers for 360c at 267kg returning $963/hd. Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville sold Santa cross steers for 358c at 215kg returning $772/hd.

J.L. Macdonald, LM Rockhampton, Rockhampton sold Angus cross steers for 354c at 230kg returning $816/hd. M & K Hudson, Tongy, Mitchell sold Cross breed steers for 348c at 260kg returning $906/hd. Terry Jukes, Armadilla, Morven sold Angus cross steers for 348c at 256kg returning $891/hd. Rotherfield Grazing Co, Currane,  Ilfracombe sold Santa cross steers for 342c at 325kg returning $1113/hd. The Angus heifers sold for 298c at 306kg returning $912/hd.

DJ. & NH. Chandler, Cobbadah, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 342c at 251kg returning $861/hd. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 292c at 302kg returning $884/hd. J.W. Blackburn, Mt Bindango, Roma sold Charolais steers for 340c at 284kg returning $967/hd. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 286c at 263kg returning $753/hd. F & M Taylor, Lying Downs, Injune sold Charolais cross steers for 334c at 308kg returning $1032/hd. J.L., R.M., M.D. & F.E. Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune sold Hereford cross steers for 329c at 291kg returning $960/hd. The Charolais heifers sold for 285c at 300kg returning $855/hd.

Douglas Cattle Co, Verniew, Mitchell sold Santa steers for 328c at 332kg returning $1092/hd. S. & C. Wraight, Westmore, Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 324c at 327kg returning $1,060/hd. Dart Pastoral Co., Thirlstone, Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 323c at 332kg returning $1,073/hd. Rotherfield Grazing Co, Rotherfield, Longreach sold Santa cross steers for 306c at 340kg returning $1,041/hd. The Angus heifers sold for 298c at 270kg returning $805/hd.

I.C. Jackson & D.A. Jones, Elavirem, Injune sold Angus cross steers for 306c at 337kg returning $1033/hd. The Angus cross heifers sold for 295c at 341kg returning $1008/hd. Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune sold Charolais steers for 297c at 399kg returning $1,187/hd. The Brahman cows and calves sold for $1520/unit. PD & SE Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby sold Santa steers for 296c at 457kg returning $1355/hd.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 330c and average 296c, while heifers 220-280kg topped at 328c and averaged 274c. Heifers 280-350kg topped at 310c, averaging 260c. Heifers 350-450kg topped at 290c, averaging 248c.

R.S. & R.A. Blackett, Brighton, Winton sold Charolais cross heifers for 328c at 258kg returning $848/hd. Bradshaw Family Trust, Luckham, Winton sold Charbray heifers for 310c at 243kg returning $756/hd. RB & MA Tindall, Gaza, Isisford sold Santa heifers for 309c at 203kg returning $630/hd. S. & L. Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell sold Charolais cross heifers for 294c at 263kg returning $773/hd. Ian Duff, Duffields, Roma sold Droughtmaster heifers for 290c at 401kg returning $1162/hd.

Daandine Pastoral Co., Gwambegwine, Taroom sold Santa heifers for 270c at 378kg returning $1021/hd. The Enniskillen Past. Co., Mt Enniskillen, Blackall sold Santa heifers for 270c at 150kg returning $405/hd. The Santa cows and calves sold for $1580/unit. Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 260c at 274kg returning $713/hd.

Cows 300-400kg reached 201c and averaged 152c, while cows 400kg-500kg reached 213c and averaged 190c. Cows over 500kg topped at 215c, averaging 201c. Bulls under 400kg topped at 378c and averaged 282c, while bulls 400- 600kg topped at 288c and averaged 239c. Bulls over 600kg topped at 253c, averaging 213c.

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