A TOTAL of 8796 head of cattle were penned at Roma's Store Sale on Tuesday.
Prices improved for most classes of lightweight steers after scattered rainfall across parts of the region motivated restocker buyers to make purchases.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 249c/kg and averaged 201c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 212c/kg and averaged 184c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 199c/kg and averaged 181c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 190c/kg and averaged 175c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 177c/kg and averaged 166c/kg.
Boothulla Pastoral Co, Cooladdi, sold droughtmaster steers to 249c/kg for 167kg to make $417 a head.
Tara Hills Pastoral, Yalli, Wyandra, sold crossbred steers to 218c/kg for 165kg to return $360 a head.
Ball & Co, Rothbury Park, Niela, sold droughtmaster steers to 212c/kg for 238kg to return $505 a head.
The Miller family, Kooringa Downs, Roma, sold droughtmaster-cross steers to 208c/kg for 206kg to make $429 a head.
The Mobbs family, Wallambank, Bollon, sold simmental-cross steers to 202c/kg for 248kg to make $503.
They also sold simmental-cross heifers to 172c for 236kg to return $407 a head.
The Muller family, Kia Ora, Injune, sold droughtmaster steers to 200c/kg for 276kg to make $553 a head.
They also sold charbray-cross heifers to 172c for 262kg to return $451 a head.
Rosemary Ford, Hillcrest, Muckadilla, sold santa-cross steers to 199c/kg for 325kg to make $647 a head.
The Mulcahy family, Stratton, Roma, sold brangus-cross steers to 199c/kg for 254kg to return $506 a head.
The Twist family, Juandah Downs, Mungallala, sold charolais steers to 197c/kg for 310kg to return $612 a head.
Bangor Cattle Co, Mungallala, sold charolais-cross steers to 195c/kg for 302kg to return $590 a head.
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