BEVAN Doyle had another reason to celebrate St Patrick's Day today when his annual offering of 1073 Angus-cross steers averaged 247c/kg at the Roma store sale this morning.
Averaging 354kg, the steers returned $875/head.
Mr Doyle has been selling steers through the Roma Saleyards for the past eleven years and said today’s sale was his best result yet.
“That’s certainly the highest price we have received while we have been selling at Roma but I also think they are the best cattle we have ever put up,” Mr Doyle said.
“Nearly all of them sold to repeat buyers and that means a lot to me. We’re very pleased with the result."
Mr Doyle operates in partnership with his wife Allison from Tumbar Station in the Jordon Valley, 50km south east of Jericho.
The Tumbar offering pushed today’s yarding to 9100 head and with several other good quality runs of cattle available, prices remained buoyant despite the surge in supply.
Lightweight yearling steers reached 274c/kg to restockers while most averaged 235c/kg. Plainer sorts sold around 190c/kg.
Medium-weight yearling steers (330 to 400kg) hit 271c/kg to feedlot buyers with an average of 242c/kg achieved.
Heavy weight yearling steers (over 400kg) hit 271c/kg with some very good quality sorts on offer.
The sale is continuing and a full report will be available after the conclusion of the auction.