A SOLID sale was held at the Roe Creek saleyards at Alice Springs on Thursday, July 6, but it failed to hit the record highs of last year's auction.
The highest price a kilogram was $3.40/kg or $869.38 for 80 black baldies from Lucy Creek, via Alice Springs.
The same vendor also made the highest price of $3.54/kg at last year’s sale.
This year Lucy Creek also sold a further pen of 50 steers, 352.9kg, for $3.32/kg or $1171.62, 28 steers, 404.5kg, for $3.26/kg or $1318.67 and 51 steers, 304.9kg, for $3.20/kg or $975.68.
Making the highest price a head was TLC Pastoral, Alice Springs, with seven Santa Gertrudis steers, 551.4kg, that made $1477.75 or $2.68/kg and sold to Thomas Foods International.
TFI also bought another pen of 12 steers, 497.9kg, from TLC Pastoral for $2.96/kg or $1473.78.
Also selling near the top of the sale on a per head basis were Umbearra Station, Kulgera, with 77 Red Angus steers, 433.44kg, for $3.18/kg or $1378.33 to TFI and White Gums, Alice Springs, with 26 Santa-Hereford steers, 4881.kg, that made $2.80/kg or $1366.68.
A fantastic run of Shorthorn steers and heifers came in from Yambah Station, Alice Springs, who had not yarded cattle in the sale for 12 years.
Yambah sold 48 steers, 446.7kg, for $3 or $1340.10 to Teys Charlton, along with 56 steers, 383.8kg, for $3.04/kg or $1166.75, 38 steers, 363kg, for $3.02/kg or $1096.26 and 24 steers, 439.2kg, for $2.94/kg or $1291.24.
The same vendor also sold 14 heifers, 395kg, for $2.56/kg or $1011.20 and 44 heifers, 274.5kg, for $3.06/kg or $839.97.