Roma sale 6 Mar 2018: Stronger market with backgrounders plentiful

Beef Central, 07/03/2018

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There was a yarding of 4,581 head today at Roma Store Sale with the rain holding off until the last few pens. The yarding was mixed with some drought affected cattle from the Territory. All buyers were operating in stronger market with improved prices of up to 30c/kg in places. Backgrounders were plentiful with visiting drovers also in attendance and successfully filling orders. Restockers were very active in the market on plain condition breeders and cows to slaughter also lifted by up to 20c/kg.

Steer calves topped at 402c to average 365c/kg. Heifer calves topped at 356c/kg. Light weight drought affected yearling steers under 200kg to restockers reached 396c to average 391c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg topped at 410c to average 366c/kg. Trade steers topped at 360c to average 350c/kg. Yearling heifers to restockers under 280kg made to 348c to average 319c/kg. Trade heifers made to 312c to average 288c/kg.

Cows to restockers made to 238c to average 228c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors made to 222c and heavy cows to slaughter topped at 245c to average 240c/kg. Cows with calves at foot topped at $1,720/unit.

Weekly Roma Store Sale report:

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 410c/kg and averaged 377c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 380c/kg and averaged 355c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 368c/kg and averaged 327c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 314c/kg and averaged 296c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 305c/kg and averaging 289c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,720/unit.

Rosehearty Grazing – ‘Merago’ – Longreach sold Santa steers for 410c/kg at 210kg returning $861/head.
Inkerman Grazing – ‘Hathaway’ – Charleville sold Charbray steers for 402c/kg at 160kg returning $643/head. The Charbray heifers sold for 340c/kg at 167kg returning $578/head.
R.L. & L.A. McQueen – ‘Strathfillan’ – Winton sold Braford cross steers for 400c/kg at 174kg returning $698/head.
M.J. & C.J. McQueen – ‘Weston’ – Winton sold Braford cross steers for 400c/kg at 152kg returning $610/head.
TJ Dowling Family Trust – ‘Coleraine Stn’ – Richmond sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 380c/kg at 245kg returning $932/head.
SJ Ward & SK Fink – ‘Karana’ – Injune sold Charbray steers for 348c/kg at 266kg returning $928/head. The Charbray heifers sold for 286c/kg at 315kg returning $901/head.
AJ & EJ Albeck – ‘Glenfrog’ – Wallumbilla sold Hereford steers for 340c/kg at 291kg returning $989/head.
J.F. & B.P. Russell – ‘Willara’ – Augathella sold Charolais cross steers for 328c/kg at 307kg returning $1,009/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 310c/kg at 291kg returning $904/head.
Kulki Pastoral – Thargomindah sold Brahman cross steers for 314c/kg at 374kg returning $1,176/head. The Brahman cross heifers sold for 270c/kg at 273kg returning $738/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 356c/kg and averaged 328c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 344c/kg and averaged 286c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 310c/kg, averaging 267c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 298c/kg, averaging 273c/kg.
The Enniskillen Pastoral Co. – ‘Mt. Enniskillen’ – Blackall sold Santa heifers for 348c/kg at 203kg returning $708/head. The Santa cows and calves sold for $1,720/unit.
DC Pastoral & Earthmoving P/L – ‘Northview’ – Morven sold Santa cross heifers for 348c/kg at 164kg returning $571/head.
Perrett Cattle Co. Pty. Ltd. – ‘Tunis’ – Injune sold Angus heifers for 300c/kg at 328kg returning $985/head.
ML & AE Comiskey – ‘Port Wine’ – Alpha sold Santa heifers for 290c/kg at 345kg returning $1,001/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 249c/kg and averaged 220c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 245c/kg and averaged 222c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 250c/kg, averaging 238c/kg.
Roston Grazing – ‘Leichardt’ – Aramac sold Droughtmaster cross cows for 240c/kg at 555kg returning $1,333/head.
Bulls under 400kg topped at 402c/kg and averaged 322c/kg, while bulls in the 400 – 600kg range topped at 268c/kg and averaged 249c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at 267c/kg, averaging 257c/kg.
S Kidman & Co – ‘Durham Downs’ – Eromanga sold Santa Mickey bulls for 354c/kg at 188kg returning $666/head.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards


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