Roma store 1 Dec 2015: Good numbers still coming forward

Martin Bunyard, 02/12/2015

NLRS market commentary:

Yarding 6784 Change -616

Good numbers of store cattle continued to be penned. A fair panel of restocker and feedlot buyers were operating and very light weight yearling steers hit 386c/kg. The quality of heavy weight yearling steers was mixed with majority going to feed at up to 335c/kg. Solid demand from feedlot and processor buyers out weighted the supply of light and medium weight heifers. Medium weight cows continued to attract spirited bidding from export processor buyers. Light weight yearling steers sold to 386c and averaged 359c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers made to 348c and averaged 331c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed topped at 335c and averaged 328c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers earned to 340c and averaged between 300c and 331c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 334c and averaged 321c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 324c and averaged 313c/kg. Medium weight grown steers sold to 320c and averaged 308c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows reached 233c and averaged 219c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 258c/kg. Santa-cross cows with three month old calves sold to $1,380 and most averaged $1,041/unit.

Weekly Roma press report:

Roma light steers hit 386c/kg

 A total of 6784 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 386c/kg and averaged 356c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 384c/kg and averaged 352c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 370c/kg and averaged 337c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 344c/kg and averaged 321c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 335c/kg and averaging 318c/kg.

John & Lyn Hudson, Maranoa Downs, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 384c/kg for 228kg to return $877/head. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 332c for 220kg to return $733.

Moorlands, Blackall, sold Santa steers to 380c for 214kg to return $813.

J & J Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charbray steers to 378c for 216kg to return $817.

Wellwater Pastoral Co, Yarraben, Goondiwindi, sold Santa-cross steers to 375c for 276kg to return $1035.

A & Y Emery, Mt Beverly, Wallumbilla, sold Angus steers to 372c for 209kg to return $778.

Layershire, Warida, Mungallala, sold Angus-cross steers to 372c for 212kg to return $791. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 340c for 188kg to return $642.

S & R White Family Trust, Tarrebar, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 370c for 295kg to return $1092. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 334c for 279kg to return $932.

Killarney Park Grazing, Killarney Park, Tambo, sold Santa steers to 363c for 321kg to return $1168.

Gwenbrook Farms sold Charolais-cross steers to 362c for 255kg to return $925.

C & C Coomber, Jireh Park, Roma, sold Simmental-cross steers to 360c for 315kg to return $1134. The Simmental heifers sold to 326c for 280kg to return $913.

Warren Point Pastoral Company, Warren Point, Mitchell, sold Hereford-cross steers to 358c for 321kg to return $1151.

E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 356c for 290kg to return $1032. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 325c for 333kg to return $1083.

Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville, sold Santa steers to 352c for 225kg to return $792.

Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 350c for 308kg to return $1080.

Murphy Grazing Trust, Sherwood, Morven, sold Charolais-cross steers to 350c for 248kg to return $870. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 330c for 196kg to return $649.

Croydon Grazing, Croydon, Roma, sold Charbray-cross steers to 342c for 290kg to return $993.

W & M Jones, Norolle Downs, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 335c for 420kg to return $1410.

M & T Gallagher, Dunwaiten, Surat, sold Droughtmaster steers to 322c for 432kg to return $1394.

Barry Duff, Wallumbilla, sold Brahman steers to 320c for 486kg to return $1556.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 327c/kg and averaged 302c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 336c/kg and averaged 310c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 334c/kg and averaged 313c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 342c/kg and averaged 309c/kg.

Bass Cattle Co, Muldoon, Mungallala, sold Santa heifers to 336c for 302kg to return $1016.

A & S Smith, Openbah, St George, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 334c for 316kg to return $1056.

Cargara Cattle Co, Cargara, Augathella, sold Braford heifers to 328c for 312kg to return $1026.

Tamarang Pastoral Co, Tamarang, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 326c for 336kg to return $1097.

Cows over 500kg sold to 278c/kg and averaged 253c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 257c/kg and averaged 226c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 240c/kg and averaged 197c/kg.

Santa-cross cows with three-month-old calves sold to $1,380 and most averaged $1,041/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 350c/kg and averaged 301c/kg.


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