NUMBERS rose significantly to 8500 head, as the drier conditions allowed movement of cattle from a wider area to the Roma Store Sale, on Tuesday.
The overall offering comprised 7700 steers and heifers, 600 dry cows, and 30 cows and calves.
With a good representation of buyers operating there was strong support for some of the larger lines of well presented cattle with values lifting a further 3c/kg to 14c/kg on last week's result.
However, due to the shear weight of numbers, the average price varied on the less quality lines.
Feeder steers in the 400 to 550kg range topped at 216c/kg and averaged 189c/kg, steers in the 350 to 400kg topped at 235c/kg and averaged 197c/kg, steers in the 280 to 350kg range topped at 240c/kg and averaged 217c/kg, steers in the 220 to 280kg topped at 241c/kg and averaged 219c/kg, while weaner steers up to 220kg topped at 224c/kg to average 205c/kg.
Heifers up to 220kg topped at 206c/kg and averaging 198c/kg, in the 220 to 280kg range made to 208c/kg and averaged 195c/kg, 280 to 350 kg topped at 212c/kg and averaged 183c/kg, while the heavier cows topped at 208c/kg and averaged 167c/kg.
Bulls up 400kg sold to a top of 194c/kg, while heavier bulls made to 182c/kg top money.
A highlight of the sale was the annual offering of Ian and Jane Murray's, Kindee Pastoral Company's, performance-bred weaners trucked off their Injune and Taroom properties.
A line of 576 Kindee-bred predominately santa/angus weaner steers sold to average 234c/kg for 271kg and returned $636, while a line of 487 lighter santa/charolais/angus weaner steers sold to average 234c/kg for 213kg to return $501 a head.
Consolidated Pastoral Co, Isis Downs, Isisford, consigned a line of 158 angus and charolais steers with the heavier lines selling to 222c/kg.
Overall the Consolidated draft sold to average of 219c/kg, for 312kg, to return $686 a head.
Shirley Houston, Erindale, Wallumbilla, offered 28 angus steers to average 193c/kg, for 446kg to return $860 a head.
Allan Scottt, Mayfield South, Roma, sold 30 charolais-cross steers to average 221c/kg for 231kg and return $513 a head.
Rod and Nancy Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune, sold 28 santa gertrudis weaner steers to average 225c/kg for 224kg and return $506 a head.
Peter Brennan and family, For Far, Mitchell, consigned a line of charolais and brahman steers to average 214c/kg for 261kg to return $560 a head.
Tarbarra Pastoral Co, Book Book, Dirranbandi, offered santa-cross and angus-cross steers to average 190c/kg, for 381kg to make $728 a head.
The Mills family, Myandetta, Charleville, sold brangus and crossbred steers to average 219c/kg for 278kg to return $610 a head.
R and J Cross, Quandong, Dirranbandi, sold santa-cross steers to average 195c/kg for 456kg to make $890 a head.
Dart Pastoral Co, Springbok, Injune, sold droughtmaster-cross, and charbray-cross steers to average 218c/kg for 304kg, to return $663 a head.
Fred Ahern, Murweh Station, Charleville, consigned brahman-cross steers and charolais steers to average 208c/kg for 269kg to return $562 a head.
The Aherns top-priced line of 17 charolais steers sold to 225c/kg for 275kg to return $620 a head.
John Hamilton and family, Denton, Longreach, sold charolais steers to average 216c/kg for 347kg to return $751 a head. Bill and Marg Frith, Homebush, Drillham, sold angus-cross weaner steers to average 214c/kg for 270kg to return $578 a head.
Jim Blackburn, Mt Bindango, Roma, sold charolais-cross steers to average 198c/kg for 359kg, to make $711 a head.
Tony Wichlacz, Woodbine, Muckadilla sold droughtmaster-cross steers to average 223c/kg for 174kg to return $757 a head.