Roma Store 10 Feb 2014: Heavy weaners to 296c

Beef Central, 11/02/2015

Weekly NLRS sale commentary:

Yarding 8600 Change 1000

Trevor & Mark Hay, Palmtree Grazing Co, Taroom, with Livestock Agent Graeme McAdam, G.D.L Taroom, at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale. The Hay family sold Santa-cross steers to 296c/kg for 288kg to return $854/head.

Trevor & Mark Hay, Palmtree Grazing Co, Taroom, with GDL’s Graeme McAdam at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale. The Hay family sold Santa-cross steers averaging 288kg to a top of 296c/kg to return $854/head.

Numbers yarded increased, with a mix of fair to plainer cattle penned. Good lines of light weight yearling steers were snapped up by restocker buyers, but plainer sorts only attracted limited restocker interest.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed were 5c/kg cheaper on average and domestic feeder weight heifers followed a similar price trend. Light weight yearling heifers were 1c to 9c/kg dearer, with solid competition from feedlot, restocker, and southern processor buyers. Cows and calves sold to $1,380 and averaged $681/unit.

Light weight yearling steers topped at 293c and averaged 270c, while slightly heavier lines reached 296c and averaged 263c, up 6c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed earned to 266c and averaged 249c, down 5c, while heavy weight yearling steers to feed hit 267c and averaged 250c, down 5c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock at up to 264c and averaged between 229c and 235c, up 9c/kg. Those to feedlot buyers sold to 248c and averaged between 226c and 229c, while those to processors topped at 222c and averaged 211c, down 9c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 248c and averaged 222c, down 9c, while heavy weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 243c and averaged 233c, down 2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows reached 195c and averaged 165c, while medium weight 3 score cows averaged between 197c and 205c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 216c/kg.

Summary price table:

Description Head Average c/kg Maximum
Steers up to 220kg 395 257 293
220-280kg 698 259 289
280-350kg 923 252 296
350-400kg 565 247 268
400-550kg 540 244 268
Heifers to 220kg 871 224 258
Heifers 220-280kg 1238 220 246
Heifers 280-350kg 1024 214 248
Heifers 350 to 450 533 226 248
Cows 300-400kg 424 140 202
Cows 400-500kg 557 178 220
Cows Over 500kg 98 207 215
Bulls Up to 400kg 194 215 278



Roma Store sale weekly press report:

Roma heavy weaner steers make 296c/kg

A total of 8600 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 293c/kg and averaged 257c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 289c/kg and averaged 259c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 296c/kg and averaged 252c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 268c/kg and averaged 247c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 268c/kg and averaging 244c/kg.

The Hay family, Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom, sold Santa-cross steers to 296c/kg for 288kg to return $854/head. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 244c for 255kg to return $622.

Currawarra Pastoral Co, Currawarra, Mitchell, sold EU Santa-cross steers to 289c for 267kg to return $773. The Santa heifers sold to 238c for 209kg to return $498.

Bryce Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 286c for 283kg to return $811.

Charlie Pye, Gingie Pastoral Co, Oak Park, Charleville, sold Brangus steers to 286c for 253kg to return $724.

Alan & Yenda Emery, Mt Beverly, Wallumbilla, sold Angus steers to 285c for 242kg to return $691.

R & F Moyse, Dunraven, Barcaldine, sold Santa-cross steers to 280c for 252kg to return $707. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 258c for 175kg to return $453.

Bangor Cattle Co, Bangor, Mungallala, sold Charbray steers to 268c for 433kg to return $1161.

B & L Warne, Billabalong, Injune, sold Droughtmaster steers to 266c for 452kg to return $1205.

G & J Bryant, Amarillo, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 266c for 413kg to return $1100.

Golden Pastoral Holdings, Nullin, Yuleba, sold Droughtmaster steers to 266c for 357kg to return $952.

T & J Sorensen, Beaumont, Injune, sold Charolais steers to 262c for 348kg to return $914.

Seawright Investments, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Brangus-cross steers to 260c for 361kg to return $941.

D & C Patterson, Kaloola, Longreach, sold Santa-cross steers to 256c for 321kg to return $822. The Charolais heifers sold to 240c for 250kg to return $601.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 248c/kg and averaged 225c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 248c/kg and averaged 213c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 246c/kg and averaged 220c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 258c/kg and averaged 224c/kg.

Wondolin Pastoral Co, Wondolin, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross heifers to 248c for 356kg to return $883.

S Kidman & Co, Naryilco, Tibooburra, sold Santa-cross heifers to 246c for 276kg to return $679.

W & K Brown Trust, Ardentrive, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 244c for 351kg to return $858.

Roslin Grazing Co, Roslin, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 242c for 415kg to return $1006.

Perrett Cattle Co, Tunis, Injune, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 238c for 306kg to return $730.

B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Charolais heifers to 235c for 276kg to return $649.

Peter & Sue Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby, sold Santa-cross heifers to 233c for 428kg to return $998.

A & J Gordon, Peronne, Injune, sold Brahman-cross heifers to 228c for 386kg to return $882.

Cows over 500kg sold to 215c/kg and averaged 207c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 220c/kg and averaged 178c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 202c/kg and averaged 140c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1380/unit and averaged $681/unit.

Shirley Houston, Erindale, Wallumbilla, sold Angus cows and calves for $1380/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 278c/kg and average 215c/kg.


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