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Roma sale 16 Feb 2016: Light steers to record 418c/kg

Martin Bunyard, 17/02/2016

NLRS sale commentary

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Brett Warne, Jembrae Droughtmasters, Arcadia Valley, with PJH Livestock’s Tracey Saunders and PJH Principle, Steven Goodhew. The Warne family sold Droughtmaster steers to 330c/kg for 380kg to return $1256/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale. Picture: Martin Bunyard.

Brett Warne, Jembrae Droughtmasters, Arcadia Valley, with PJH Livestock’s Tracey Saunders and PJH Principle, Steven Goodhew. The Warne family sold Droughtmaster steers to 330c/kg for 380kg to return $1256/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale. Picture: Martin Bunyard.

The largest numbers of cattle were penned so far this year. Plenty of restocker buyers packed the laneways and feedlot buyers snapped up the larger offering of heavier weight cattle.

Prices remained firm for the better quality cattle, with consignments from across south west and central west Queensland. Early weaned light weight steers hit a record 418c and most averaged 378c, up 14c/kg. Light weight yearling steers topped at 390c and averaged 365c, up 3c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 336c and averaged 323c, while those to restockers made to 346c and averaged 336c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 330c and averaged 324c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers sold to 366c, with very solid restocker buyer competition and most averaged between 315c and 337c/kg for good quality sorts. More medium weight yearling heifers were penned this week and sold to 328c and averaged between 305c and 314c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 310c and averaged 303c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows met a more conservative processor buyer market and reached 234c and averaged between 225c and 217c/kg. Large numbers of cows and calves were consigned. A pen of Droughtmaster cows and 2 to 4-months-old calves made a record $2,260, with most average $1,430/unit.

Weekly Roma Store press report:

Roma light steers hit 418c/kg

 A total of 7495 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 418c/kg and averaged 381c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 390c/kg and averaged 356c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 375c/kg and averaged 334c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 323c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 330c/kg and averaging 311c/kg.

Rexeen Pastoral Co, Rexeen, Lightning Ridge, sold Angus-cross steers to 418c/kg for 165kg to return $693/head. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 362c for 161kg to return $584.

D & J Heslin, Julia Creek, sold Cross bred steers to 400c for 176kg to return $707. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 366c for 199kg to return $730.

Murray Beardmore, Tow Towri, St George, sold Brangus-cross steers to 390c for 206kg to return $806. The Brangus-cross heifers to 354c for 204kg to return $725.

B & M Cloherty, Kingull West, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 368c for 285kg to return $1049. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 326c for 288kg to return $939.

J & J Walsh, Wilgalands, Roma, sold Hereford steers to 356c for 307kg to return $1096.

L & J Hockey, Homeview, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 344c for 299kg to return $1029.

Tony Purcell, Innesvale, Meandarra, sold Angus steers to 337c for 374kg to return $1262.

M, T, & J Kehl, Hillview, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 334c for 350kg to return $1169.

G & L Smith, Iona, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 330c for 411kg to return $1360.

B & L Warne, Billabalong, Injune, sold Droughtmaster steers to 330c for 380kg to return $1256.

K & E Ware, Womalbrook, Mitchell, sold Angus-cross steers to 327c for 447kg to return $1463.

J & L Sullivan, Lingard, Mitchell, sold Charbray steers to 306c for 458kg to return $1402.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 328c/kg and averaged 302c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 334c/kg and averaged 306c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 354c/kg and averaged 319c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 370c/kg and averaged 342c/kg.

Adam Williams, 5 Mile, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross heifers to 334c for 325kg to return $1088.

DC Diamond Pastoral Co, Strathmore, Dulacca, sold Charolais heifers sold to 328c for 371kg to return $1218.

G & M Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 328c for 254kg to return $836.

Cows over 500kg sold to 252c/kg and averaged 232c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 255c/kg and averaged 227c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 280c/kg and averaged 209c/kg.

Large numbers of cows and calves were consigned at the sale. A pen of Droughtmaster cows and 2 to 4-months-old calves at foot made a record $2,260, with most average $1,430/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 370c/kg and averaged 293c/kg.

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