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Roma store 11 Oct 2016: Cows and calves to $1820

Martin Bunyard, October 12, 2016
Errol Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, with livestock agent, Gary Cartwright, watched the Marie Downs steers sell to 420c/kg for 289kg to return $1213/head at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday. Picture: Martin Bunyard

Errol Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, with livestock agent, Gary Cartwright, watched the Marie Downs steers sell to 420c/kg for 289kg to return $1213/head at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday. Picture: Martin Bunyard

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The number of cattle yarded increased this week, as parts of western Queensland dry out from recent rainfall.

Large consignments of cattle were drawn from North West areas, mainly Winton.

The bigger store sale attracted more restocker buyers to the market and all the usual feedlot buyers were operating. Prices remained solid for most categories of yearling steers, while heifers continued to receive plenty of competition from feedlot and restocker buyers.

The few store cows penned sold to 243c/kg. Early weaned steer calves sold to 454c and averaged 446c, while heifer calves made to 412c and averaged 404c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers earned to 442c and averaged 405c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed reached 378c and averaged 367c, and those to restocker buyers sold to 410c and averaged 394c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers hit 378c and averaged between 363c and 367c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returned to the paddock at 424c and most sold between 360c and 401c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 370c and averaged 351c/kg. Store cows sold to 243c and averaged 237c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,820/unit.

Weekly Roma store press report:

A total of 6853 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 454c/kg and averaged 419c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 440c/kg and averaged 412c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 442c/kg and averaged 395c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 420c/kg and averaged 375c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 378c/kg and averaging 357c/kg.

G & M Warren, Roylands, Surat, sold Cross bred steers to 432c/kg for 316kg to return $1368/head.

J & J Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 432c for 251kg to return $1087.

M & C Redgen, The Rockies, Roma, sold Red Angus steers to 426c for 285kg to return $1218.

A & A Adams, Rostrevor, Blackall, sold Murray Grey-cross steers to 424c for 284kg to return $1205. The Murray Grey-cross heifers sold to 396c for 287kg to return $1140.

D & J Pobar, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 421c for 297kg to return $1252. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 390c for 249kg to return $973.

Munnaweena Partnership, Myall, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 420c for 322kg to return $1355.

E & C Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 420c for 288kg to return $1213. The Charolais-cross heifers to 396c for 283kg to return $1124.

J & N Dingle, Belford, Injune sold Angus-cross steers to 419c for 302kg to return $1266. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 384c for 281kg to return $1082.

J, R, M, & F Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune, sold Hereford-cross steers to 410c for 246kg to return $1011.

B & A Rayment, Connemara, Jundah, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 410c for 192kg to return $790.

Mayne Pastoral, Coolamon, Dulacca, sold Santa-cross steers to 386c for 364kg to return $1407.

W & M Jones, Norolle Downs, Roma, sold Santa steers to 370c for 485kg to return $1795.

G, M, & S Maunder, Macarra, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross steers to 370c for 441kg to return $1633.

Murphy Grazing Trust, Mossvale, Yuleba, sold Charbray steers to 366c for 382kg to return $1400.

Argyle Pastoral Co, Ruthchillo, McKinlay, sold Brahman steers to 360c for 454kg to return $1635.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 376c/kg and averaged 320c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 398c/kg and averaged 353c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 406c/kg and averaged 378c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 424c/kg and averaged 386c/kg.

Steve Hoffmann, Oakdale, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 424c for 183kg to return $779.

A & A Anderson, Limewood, Roma, sold Charbray-cross heifers to 388c for 250kg to return $970.

Skygrove, Yurnga, Taroom, sold Brangus-cross steers to 368c for 402kg to return $1480.

Cows over 500kg sold to 300c/kg and averaged 260c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 270c/kg and averaged 248c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 246c/kg and averaged 226c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1820/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 410c/kg and averaged 368c/kg.

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