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Roma sale 20 Mar 2018: Young cattle prices ease in bigger yarding

Beef Central, 21/03/2018

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There was a yarding double of last week with larger numbers of heavier weight yearlings and grown cattle. All usual buyers were in attendance along with solid feed bidders and several restockers actively operating. Average prices for young cattle eased in places due to the large yarding, however quality lines continued to secure strong prices. Exceptional quality grown heavy steers and bullocks were presented for judging and offered for competition. Cows to slaughter eased over 20c/kg across the board; however store cows were keenly sort after by the restockers.

Drought affected steer calves topped at 418c to average 377c and heifer calves made to 360c to average 348c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to the restockers made from 356c to 386c/kg. Trade weight feeders made to 320c to average 297c/kg. A large sample of heavy weights over 400kg to feed made to 299c to average 295c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to the restockers made to an isolated 364c, while medium weights to feed made to 294c to average 275c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 278c to average 270c and the exceptional bullock portion made to 276c to average 272c/kg. Cows to restockers made to 220c to average 202c and 2 scores to processors made 187c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 221c to average 213c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 258c to average 246c/kg, the lighter of the bulls headed to live export.

Weekly Roma Store press report

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 418c/kg and averaged 359c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 386c/kg and averaged 346c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 360c/kg and averaged 306c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 292c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 299c/kg and averaging 288c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,540/unit.

Cumberland Cattle Co, Cumberland, Longreach sold Santa cross steers for 402c/kg at 180kg returning $727/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 306c/kg at 205kg returning $627/head.

J & B Russell, Willara, Augathella sold Charolais cross steers for 378c/kg at 200kg returning $756/head.

AJ & CJ Adams, Allo-Omber, Blackall sold Brahman steers for 374c/kg at 260kg returning $974/head. The Brahman heifers sold for 284c/kg at 184kg returning $522/head.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Ravens Court, Mitchell sold Cross breed steers for 370c/kg at 242kg returning $897/head. The Cross breed heifers sold for 308c/kg at 230kg returning $710/head.

Tickalara Pastoral Co, Tickalara, Thargomindah sold Angus steers for 350c/kg at 230kg returning $805/head. The Angus heifers sold for 312c/kg at 213kg returning $666/head.
Seawright Investments, Comet Downs, Injune sold Santa cross steers for 348c/kg at 281kg returning $979/head.

BG, DG & JG Gray, Abrach Stn, Muttaburra sold Santa steers for 340c/kg at 323kg returning $1,099/head.
Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 315c/kg at 354kg returning $1,115/head.

Nive River Past Co, Drensmaine, Tambo sold Santa steers for 312c/kg at 326kg returning $1,018/head.
Nixon Pastoral Co, Wyoming, Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 310c/kg at 364kg returning $1,129/head.

Tom Golden, Pembroke, Weribone sold Brahman cross steers for 300c/kg at 399kg returning $1,199/head.

Golden Grazing Pty Ltd, Pembroke, Weribone sold Brahman cross steers for 300c/kg at 382kg returning $1,146/head.
Reynella Grazing Co, Reynella, Charleville sold Simmental cross steers for 298c/kg at 442kg returning $1,318/head.

Wilson Grazing, Taroela, Taroom sold Braford cross steers for 296c/kg at 509kg returning $1,509/head.
Tigrigie Cattle Co, Moorabinda, Taroom sold Braford steers for 296c/kg at 431kg returning $1,279/head.

JK & CL McLoughlin, Rainbow, Rolleston sold Cross breed steers for 292c/kg at 448kg returning $1,309/head.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 364c/kg and averaged 312c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 326c/kg and averaged 283c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 308c/kg, averaging 269c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 286c/kg, averaging 265c/kg.

Cowan Keys, Langowan, Wandoan sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 288c/kg at 305kg returning $880/head.
Ridgelands Grazing Co, Ridgelands, Injune sold Charbray heifers for 286c/kg at 385kg returning $1,103/head.

Tungamah Farming Pty Ltd, Bindyego, Roma sold Euro cross heifers for 286c/kg at 301kg returning $863/head.
RD & EA Lister, Trevallen, Roma sold Angus cross heifers for 285c/kg at 285kg returning $812/head.

CF & D Walsh, Venturah, Roma sold Angus cross heifers for 285c/kg at 233kg returning $665/head.
RBE & EN Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune sold Santa heifers for 284c/kg at 369kg returning $1,049/head.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 204c/kg and averaged 188c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 242c/kg and averaged 204c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 221c/kg, averaging 215c/kg.

Bulls under 400kg topped at 388c/kg and averaged 305c/kg, while bulls in the 400 – 600kg range topped at 286c/kg and averaged 240c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at

258c/kg, averaging 237c/kg.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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