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In the Saleyards Roma



Yarding: 6,892 head. 

Cattle numbers fell by 301 head to 6,892 at the Roma Store sale. Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area and the overall quality of the yarding varied. A good buyer panel was present and operating selectively. The yarding was dominated by a large single vendor line of steers and heifers. Prices mostly eased across the yarding however heavy weight lines of steers mostly improved. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg fell by 8c to 20c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg fell by 1c to 8c however, a good number of heavy weight yearling steers rose by 3c to 17c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers fell by 6c and the largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed or background also fell by 6c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows rose by 1c while the heavy weight 3 score cows fell by 12c/kg.

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Bovine Johne’s Disease Management in the Northern Territory

Bovine Johne’s Disease Management in the Northern Territory

Following national deregulation and commencing July 1, 2017, the Northern Territory will be transitioning from the interim BJD management position of JBAS 7 to JBAS 6 for entry of cattle.

The Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA) has consulted comprehensively with both NTCA members, which represent over 90% of the NT cattle herd, NT Department of Primary Industries and Resources (DPIR) staff and other stakeholders, to develop an informed and comprehensive industry position for the ongoing management of Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD).

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In the Saleyards Charters Towers

Charters Towers Cattle Sale RESULTS


Yarding: 2,479 head.

Numbers increased by 179 head for a yarding of 2,479 cattle, featuring some good lines of heavy prime cows and some large lines of northern steers and heifers. Quality varied throughout with several lesser quality lines attracting limited buyer interest. Most of the usual buyer gallery was in attendance, supported by some western restockers, however the absence of some feeder buyers impacted on many store lines. Cattle were drawn from north of Mt Isa, Burketown, Cloncurry, Greenvale, local and coastal areas.

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