Yarding 10,422 Change 4480
The yards were buzzing as buyers anticipated the possible purchase opportunity with the huge yarding of 10,422 head at the Roma Store sale, the final sale prior to Easter.
All the usual buyers were present and operating. Quality was generally average, with the effects of the dry prior to the rain shown, as multiple light calves were presented to give breeders a clear start for winter.
Calves made to 462.2c to average 454c/kg. Yearling steers over 280kg made to 430.2c, to average 358c/kg. Steers to the restockers in the 350kg to 400kg range made to 368.2c, to average 337c/kg.
Grown Steers made to a top of 339c, to average 330c/kg. Bulls under 400kg made to 442c, to average 333c/kg. Good runs of well covered cows to slaughter made 263c, to average 245c/kg.
Weekly Roma store press report:
A total of 10,422 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 464c/kg and averaged 404/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 440c/kg and averaged 381c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 430c/kg and averaged 353c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 368c/kg and averaged 332c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 349c/kg and averaging 330c/kg.
S.J & K.J Lunney, Eurorel, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 464c/kg for 129kg to return $601/head.
P.G & Y.M Webster, Somerset, Wandoan, sold Santa-cross steers to 440c/kg for 268kg to return $1183. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 380c/kg for 188kg to return $715.
Munnaweena Partnership, Myall, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 434c/kg for 245kg to return $1063. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 360c/kg for 220kg to return $793.
Rosehearty Grazing, Ingle Downs, Winton, sold Angus-cross steers to 430c/kg for 299kg to return $1286. The Angus heifers sold to 366c/kg for 255kg to return $937. Ularunda Grazing, Ularunda, Morven, sold Angus-cross steers to 430c/kg for 196kg to return $846.
J Naish & R Richardson, Coralbyn, Wandoan, sold Angus-cross steers to 426c/kg for 270kg to return $1153. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 366c/kg for 278kg to return $1019.
P & D.A Pidgeon, Glenroy, Stonehenge, sold Santa steers to 420c/kg for 224kg to return $941.
D.A Heinz, Tatiara, Drillham, sold Charolais-cross steers to 400c/kg for 235kg to return $940. The Charolais heifers sold to 358c/kg for 216kg to return $774.
Gingie Pastoral Co, Oak Park Station, Charleville, sold Brangus steers to 388c/kg for 238kg to return $925.
A.J & C.J Adams, Allo-Omber, Barcaldine, sold Brahma-cross steers to 386c/kg for 311kg to return $1201. The Brahman-cross heifers sold to 330c/kg for 261kg to return $862.
S.E & A.C Jones, Padua, Ilfracombe, sold Charbay steers to 373c/kg for 264kg to return $986. The Charbray heifers sold to 338c/kg for 238kg to return $806.
DC Diamond Pastoral, Mirri Mirri, Hannaford, sold Angus-cross steers to 372c/kg for 332kg to return $1237.
J.L, R.M, M.D & F.E Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 367c/kg for 283kg to return $1041. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 350c/kg for 280kg to return $981.
J.E & J.L Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 365c/kg for 297kg to return $1084.
J & L Kadel, Pamaroo, Roma, sold Limousin-cross steers to 364c/kg for 344kg to return $1255.
A. Atkinson, Farnham, Taroom, sold Droughtmaster steers to 359c/kg for 317kg to return $1142.
P.J & W.M Taylor, Tewantin, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 356c/kg for 336kg to return $1197.
Nugent Pastoral Co, Bulburram, Tambo, sold Santa steers to 348c/kg for 415kg to return $1447.
Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell, sold Cross-breed steers to 344c/kg for 393kg to return $1354.
CA Crozier & TF Rule, Manning, Tambo, sold Charolais-cross steers to 344c/kg for 315kg to return $1084. Their Angus-cross heifers sold to 334c/kg for 363kg to return $1214.
Roslin Grazing Co, Roslin, Mungallala, sold Cross-breed steers to 340c/kg for 424kg to return $1443.
Box Flat Grazing Co, Boxflat, Taroom, sold Braford-cross steers to 340c/kg for 423kg to return $1442.
Nixon Pastoral Co, Wyoming, Roma, sold Cross-breed steers to 340c/kg for 366kg to return $1244.
Pendine Pastoral Co, Pendine Station, Barcaldine, sold Santa steers to 338c/kg for 346kg to return $1170.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 396c/kg and averaged 357c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range also topped at 396c/kg and averaged 332c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 346c/kg, averaging 311c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 334c/kg and averaged 292c/kg.
Mt Cornish Grazing, Norbert Park, Barcaldine, sold Santa heifers to 362c/kg for 260kg to return $941.
D.G & G.H East, Breedon, Longreach, sold Charolais heifers to 343c/kg for 337kg to return $1158.
Sylvester Pastoral Co, Acadia Station, Injune, sold Angus-cross heifers to 340c/kg for 293kg to return $998.
A.W & E.J Forster, Belfield Station, Winton, sold Charbray heifers to 338c/kg for 330kg to return $1119.
Cows in the 300 – 400kg sold to 262c/kg and averaged 203c/kg, while cows in the 400 – 500kg topped at 284c/kg and averaged 243c/kg. Cows over 500kg reached 270c/kg, averaging 257c/kg.
Cows and Calves topped at $1,780/unit, averaging $1,275/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 434c/kg and averaged 318c/kg.
Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards