Report Date: 10th May 2022
Total Yarding: 2753
Numbers held steady at 2,815 at the Roma Store with the smaller yarding attributed to the widespread rain across the supply area. Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area, with limited numbers of local cattle yarded, and the overall quality varied. A smaller buying panel was present and operating, including all regular processors. Overall the market varied with price fluctuations reflective of quality variations, however restocker competition remained strong on quality lines of light weight steers which saw top end prices improve but overall averages ease in places, while processor competition improved for cows. Medium weight feeder steers rose by 1c to 12c, while heavy feeders fell by 6c/kg. Heifers mostly eased with medium weight heifers to feed down by 32c/kg. Cows experienced gains with heavy weight prime cows up by 9c/kg.
The continued limited numbers of light weight yearling steers under 200kg sold to a top of 788.2c to average 642c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 770.2c to average 672c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 716.2c to average 640c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to restockers made to 648.2c to average 601c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached a top of 544.2c to average 513c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers were also in limited supply and made to 662.2c to average 560c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 656.2c to average 569c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 626.2c to average 583c/kg. Yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 584.2c to average 528c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 518.2c to average 463/c/kg.
Grown steers reached 430.2c to average 421c/kg. The largest sample of grown heifers under 540kg made to 418.2c to average 400c/kg. Quality Angus red tag PTIC cows to restockers sold at open auction to a top of $2,725/head. Medium weight prime cows made to 374.2c to average 368c/kg. Heavy weight prime cows reached a top of 386.2c to average 376c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 388.2c to average 363c/kg. The small number of cows and calves yarded sold to a top of $2,900/unit.
Market Reporter: Sherrill Stivano.