Roma Store 1 Mar 2016: Restockers active on light cattle

Martin Bunyard, 02/03/2016

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Jonty Kehl, Hillview, Wallumbilla, represented the Kehl family at Roma’s Store Sale Braford Competition on Tuesday. They won Grand Champion Pen of Steers which sold to 334c/kg for 442kg to return $1477/head. Picture: Martin Bunyard.

Good numbers of cattle were penned and quality improved with the inclusion of 650 head for the Braford Cattle Show and Sale.

Restocker buyers were in good attendance and became very active on suitable light and medium weight yearling steers and heifers. Steer calves sold to 424c and averaged 391c, up 19c, and heifer calves made to 363c and averaged 340c, up 22c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers topped at 424c and averaged between 345c and 375c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers found extra restocker buyer competition and reached 384c and averaged between 328c and 343c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers earned to 335c and the improved quality yarded helped an average of 327c, up 12c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers mostly returned to the paddock and hit 362c and averaged between 305c and 324c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 320c and averaged 297c, while those to restockers topped at 324c and averaged 305c/kg. Plainer heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 294c and averaged 284c, down 31c/kg. The PTIC heifers sold to $1160/head.

Grown steers to feed sold to 314c and averaged between 297c and 308c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 235c and averaged between 219c and 224c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 247c and averaged 245c, up 4c/kg. Angus cows and calves sold to $1900 and most averaged $1218/unit.


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Roma yards quality cattle line-up

A total of 6000 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

The sale included 650 head for the annual Braford Cattle Show and Sale. Grand champion pen of steers was awarded to the Kehl family, Wallumbilla for their pen of light weight Braford feeder steers. Wilson Grazing won the heavy weight Braford feeder steer section. In the heifer competition, grand champion went to Broadford Pastoral Co. The Stewart family won 1st place in the feeder heifer class and Broadford Pastoral Co won Best Pen of Replacement Heifers.

Broadford Pastoral Co, Broadford, Hughenden, sold Braford steers to 378c/kg for 231kg to return $874/head.

H, D, & J Stewart, Wycombe, St George, sold Braford steers to 364c for 238kg to return $869.

A & J Hay, Moonya, Wandoan, sold Braford steers to 340c for 358kg to return $1218.

M, T, & J Kehl, Hillview, Wallumbilla, sold Braford steers to 334c for 442kg to return $1477.

Wilson Grazing, Taroela, Taroom, sold Braford-cross steers to 332c for 470kg to return $1563.

C & R Hay, Moonya, Wandoan, sold Braford steers to 332c for 394kg to return $1309.

Ashman Grazing, Escombe Downs, Winton, sold Braford steers to 330c for 404kg to return $1336.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 424c/kg and averaged 383c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 406c/kg and averaged 371c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 389c/kg and averaged 343c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 342c/kg and averaged 326c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 335c/kg and averaging 324c/kg.

Bundella Pastoral Co, Bundella Station, Hughenden, sold Angus-cross steers to 424c for 155kg to return $657.

D & T Birch, Warong Station, Mitchell, sold Brangus-cross steers to 408c for 190kg to return $775.

BLJ Grazing, North Pentwyn, Blackall, sold Charolais-cross steers to 390c for 257kg to return $1006.

S & L Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell, sold Charolais steers to 389c for 305kg to return $1188.

H & S Glasson, Oakwood Station, Charleville, sold Santa steers to 384c for 315kg to return $1213.

Mills Cattle Company, Winbin, Injune, sold Cross bred steers to 384c for 257kg to return $990.

Roy Anderson, Dourialla Station, Injune, sold Brangus-cross steers sold to 378c for 244kg to return $925.

Bruce Stinson, Benarby, Mungallala, sold Brahman-cross steers to 364c for 265kg to return $965.

Warren Rural, Wyangerie, Quambone, sold Santa-cross steers to 350c for 310kg to return $1086.

Ridgelands Grazing Co, Ridgelands, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 334c for 477kg to return $1594.

Rob Cornish, Riverview, Mitchell, sold Charolais steers to 332c for 438kg to return $1456.

C & D Gauld, Bethlee, Drillham, sold Santa steers to 324c for 478kg to return $1551.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 290c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 328c/kg and averaged 299c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 362c/kg and averaged 317c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 362c/kg and averaged 330c/kg.

T & J York, Hyde Park, Wallumbilla, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 324c for 345kg to return $1121.

The York Family, Wattle Park, Wallumbilla, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 320c for 375kg to return $1201.

P & N Nichol, Sutton Veney, Roma, sold Angus heifers to 318c for 233kg to return $742.

Cows over 500kg sold to 247c/kg and averaged 243c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 242c/kg and averaged 228c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 275c/kg and averaged 203c/kg.

Birnam Cattle, Lucerne, Richmond, sold PTIC Brahman-cross heifers to $1160/head.

Large numbers of cows and calves were again consigned at the sale. A pen of Angus cows and calves from JS Grazing, Moscow Downs, Injune, made to $1,900/unit, while across the board cows and calves averaged $1,218/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 424c/kg and averaged 320c/kg.


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