Roma Store 10 Jun 2014: Light steers to 204c

Beef Central, 11/06/2014

Weekly NLRS sale commentary:

Yarding 6100, Change 714

A good number of local cattle were yarded, while mixed quality consignments were also penned from across western parts of  Queensland including Winton, Barcaldine, Quilpie, and Wyandra. Good quality light weight yearling steers sold well, while medium weight steers reached 190c/kg, but secondary lines were discounted in places. Solid feedlot buyer competition helped prices improve for light and medium weight yearling heifers, but the mixed quality of those to southern processors and restockers resulted in prices 3c/kg cheaper on average. Cows and calves sold to $585/unit.

Light weight yearling steers sold to 204c/kg and averaged 180c, while plainer lines averaged 155c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feedlot buyers hit 190c and averaged 178c, down 11c/kg, while those returning to the paddock topped at 192c and averaged 190c, up 5c/kg for better quality sorts. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 187c and averaged 183c, unchanged in price. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers topped at 164c and averaged 145c, up 3c/kg, while those to processors reached 148c and averaged 138c, down 3c/kg. Those to restockers made to 147c and averaged 136c, down 3c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 163c and averaged 159c, up 22c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers made to 154c
and averaged 145c, unchanged in price.

A few grown steers sold between 163c and 177c, while plainer sorts averaged 140c/kg. Light and medium weight cows sold to 94c and averaged between 74c and 88c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 117c and averaged 106c, down 16c/kg.

Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

A total of 6100 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 180c/kg and averaged 149c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 204c/kg and averaged 163c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 204c/kg and averaged 171c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 188c/kg and averaged 161c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 188c/kg and averaging 168c/kg.

BKM Pastoral, Stratton, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 204c/kg for 294kg to return $600/head.

Bryce Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 192c for 338kg to return $650. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 164c for 321kg to return $528.

Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom, sold Santa-cross steers to 192c for 282kg to return $542.

Hancock Pastoral Co, Warrina, Surat, sold Charolais steers to 190c for 327kg to return $623. The Charolais heifers sold to 155c for 275kg to return $426.

R & S Pether, Autevil, Barcaldine, sold Simmental-cross steers to 190c for 301kg to return $572.

T East & J Lang, Apache Downs, Winton, sold Charolais steers to 188c for 347kg to return $653. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 164c for 361kg to return $594.

Livistona Grazing, Palm Vista, Taroom, sold Droughtmaster steers to 187c for 425kg to return $795.

D & P Wippell, Nullawurt, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 186c for 440kg to return $819.

Col Bishop, Bimbinette, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross steers to 186c for 428kg to return $796.

A & M Douglas, Springfield, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster steers to 186c for 257kg to return $479.

R & K Russell, Ingledoon, Augathella, sold Santa-cross steers to 176c for 367kg to return $647.

M Sladdon, Watton Downs, Hughenden, sold Santa steers to 169c for 218kg to return $369.

S & D Hunt, Ashfield, Mitchell, sold Hereford-cross steers to 166c for 383kg to return $637.

R & H Sallway, Boxgrove, Mungallala, sold Simmental-cross steers to 165c for 374kg to return $618.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 164c/kg and averaged 137c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 164c/kg and averaged 145c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 155c/kg and averaged 137c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 152c/kg and averaged 133c/kg.

Dart Pastoral Co, Springbok, Injune, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 163c for 357kg to return $582.

G & M Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross heifers to 160c for 325kg to return $521.

Mt Cornish Grazing, Norbert Park, Barcaldine, sold Santa heifers to 155c for 371kg to return $577.

Lord & Easton Grazing, Kilterry, Julia Creek, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 155c for 307kg to return $477.

LLewellen Grazing Co, Dundee, Longreach, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 147c for 281kg to return $413.

S & L Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 140c for 257kg to return $360.

Cows over 500kg sold to 120c/kg and averaged 103c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 118c/kg and averaged 98c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 118c/kg and averaged 71c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $585/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 146c/kg and average 111c/kg.


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