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Roma sale 14 Mar 2018: Competition remains strong

by Beef Central, 14 March 2018

Yarding 4560 Change -21

Very little change in numbers however yearling steers were prominent in numbers as heifers were down 700 head. All buyers, including several restockers, were operating offering plenty of competition as the prices held firm or stronger in places due to the recent rain.

Steer calves topped at 396c to average 375c/kg. Well-bred heifer calves reached 358c with a large sample of heifer calves averaging 343c/kg. Light weight steers to the restockers made to 406c to average 367c/kg. Lesser quality light weight steers topped at 324c to average 300c/kg. Medium weight trade steers to feed made to 344c to average 320c/kg. Drought affected far western district light weight heifers topped at 330c/kg. Better condition heifers to feed or restockers reached 346c to average 323c/kg. Trade Heifers to feed topped at 296c to average 290c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 296c and bullocks averaged 290c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 225c and good heavy cows made to 247c to average 238c/kg. Light bulls topped at 358c to average 354c and heavy bulls made to 269c to average 257c/kg.

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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 406c/kg and averaged 375c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range also reached 406c/kg and averaged 345c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 376c/kg and averaged 323c/kg, and steers in the 350- 400kg range reached 330c/kg and averaged 309c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400- 550kg range topped at 310c/kg and averaged 298c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,710/unit.

Brangle Bar Pty Ltd – ‘Kia-Ora Feedlot’ – Walgett sold Angus cross steers for 406c/kg at 253kg returning $1,028/head.
A.F. & M.F. Douglas – ‘Springfield’ – Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 338c/kg at 317kg returning $1,072/head.
Scott Ridley – ‘Aargree’ – Coonamble sold Brangus steers for 376c/kg at 293kg returning $1,103/head.
Graham & Moloney P/S – ‘Kandarra Valley’ – Wallumbilla sold Simbrah Cross steers for 350c/kg at 281kg returning $984/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 278c/kg at 435kg returning $1,210/head.
KJ SL Boyd – ‘Kia Ora’ – Injune sold Charolais steers for 344c/kg at 331kg returning $1,141/head. The Charolais heifers sold for 306c/kg at 295kg returning $903/head. Acacia Nominees P/L – ‘Oaklyn’ – Surat sold Santa cross steers for 339c/kg at 282kg returning $958/head.
A.R. & S.M. Russell – ‘Gladysvale’ – Augathella sold Angus cross steers for 326c/kg at 317kg returning $1,036/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 294c/kg at 291kg returning $856/head.
T.D. McInnerney – ‘Binnowee’ – Surat sold Devon cross steers for 316c/kg at 349kg returning $1,104/head.
B.J. & P.C. Harrison – ‘Bungaringa’ – Mitchell sold Santa cross steers for 316c/kg at 316kg returning $999/head.
M & MT Bright – ‘Karoola Park’ – Roma sold Angus cross steers for 311c/kg at 297kg returning $925/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 300c/kg at 285kg returning $857/head.
Moonya Pastoral Co – Roma sold Santa steers for 310c/kg at 260kg returning $806/head.
Tony Purcell – ‘Snake Gully’ – Wallumbilla sold Angus cross steers for 302c/kg at 436kg returning $1,319/head.
Stephen & Narelle Ward – ‘Taringa’ – Roma sold Charbray steers for 302c/kg at 406kg returning $1,226/head. The Charbray heifers sold for 294c/kg at 313kg returning $923/head.
Ferguson Cattle Co – ‘Annie-Vale’ – Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 300c/kg at 520kg returning $1,561/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 358c/kg and averaged 309c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 330c/kg and averaged 275c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 306c/kg, averaging 283c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 304c/kg, averaging 271c/kg.
Doug Cameron Livestock Trust – ‘Nive Downs’ – Charleville sold Angus cross heifers for 358c/kg at 185kg returning $662/head.
JP & KA Pearson – ‘Roselea’ – Roma sold Santa heifers for 304c/kg at 361kg returning $1,100/head.
Close Marketing No 2 Pty Ltd – ‘Lagoon Creek’ – Roma sold Angus heifers for 280c/kg at 387kg returning $1,085/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 238c/kg and averaged 191c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 238c/kg and averaged 216c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 264c/kg, averaging 231c/kg.
A. Swan – ‘Springtime’ – Wallumbilla sold Angus cows for 241c/kg at 621kg returning $1,499/head.
Bulls under 400kg topped at 349c/kg and averaged 299c/kg, while bulls in the 400 – 600kg range topped at 288c/kg and averaged 271c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at 269c/kg, averaging 257c/kg.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards



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