Roma Store 12 Apr 2016: Thinner restocker demand on lighter cattle

Martin Bunyard, 13/04/2016

NLRS sale commentary

Yarding 4778 Change 263 Yarding numbers remained at the usual level, with very mixed quality consignments penned. Cattle were drawn from across south-west Queensland and northern areas such as Hughenden, Julia Creek, and Winton.

Fewer restocker buyers were at the sale and light weight steers and heifers were cheaper than the previous store sale.

Heavy weight yearling steers and heifers to feed improved in price, with all the usual feedlot buyers operating. The 3 score cows were 11c/kg cheaper on average. Good stud quality PTIC cows sold over 300c/kg, while cows and calves reached $1,575/unit. Steer calves sold to 338c and averaged 312c, down 44c/kg. Light weight yearling steers reached 368c and averaged 327c, down 5c, and slightly heavier weaners topped at 348c and averaged 325c/kg to be unchanged in price. Medium weight yearling steers to feed earned to 308c and averaged 297c, up 2c, while those returning to the paddock hit 320c and averaged 311c, down 2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 300c and averaged 295c, up 3c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers reached 318c and averaged between 268c and 295c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers topped at 291c and averaged 265c, down 6c, and those to restocker buyers earned to 310c and averaged 287c/kg. A few heavy weight yearling heifers reached 262c/kg. The store cows sold to 203c and averaged 188c and the medium weight 3 score cows reached 224c and averaged 212c, down 11c/kg.


Roma store press report

Roma PTIC cow returns $2340/head

A total of 4778 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 342c/kg and averaged 311c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 368c/kg and averaged 321c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 348c/kg and averaged 305c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 308c/kg and averaged 284c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 300c/kg and averaging 277c/kg.

J & B Russell, Willara, Augathella, sold Charbray-cross steers to 348c/kg for 325kg to return $1132/head.

J & J Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 348c for 292kg to return $1018.

C & C Coomber, Jireh Park, Roma, sold Simbrah-cross steers to 344c for 298kg to return $1025.

Bass Cattle Co, Muldoon, Mungallala, sold Santa-cross steers to 334c for 235kg to return $785. The Santa heifers sold to 306c for 286kg to return $877.

Melano Holdings, Spring Creek Station, Wyandra, sold Brangus-cross steers to 330c for 289kg to return $955. The Brangus-cross heifers sold to 300c for 279kg to return $838.

E & D Connolly, Tetalga, Roma, sold Santa steers to 322c for 270kg to return $869.

Mark Humphreys, The Jungle, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 302c for 300kg to return $908.

The Charlton Trust, Charlton, Roma, sold Cross bred steers to 288c for 405kg to return $1168.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 291c/kg and averaged 253c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 310c/kg and averaged 277c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 326c/kg and averaged 281c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 322c/kg and averaged 288c/kg.

J & L Noller, Delga, Wandoan, sold Charolais heifers to 318c for 232kg to return $739.

A & C Adams, Rostrevor, Blackall, sold Murray Grey-cross heifers to 304c for 244kg to return $743.

Cows over 500kg sold to 313c/kg and averaged 229c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 248c/kg and averaged 204c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 260c/kg and averaged 176c/kg.

B & L Warne, Billabalong, Injune, sold PTIC Droughtmaster cows to 313c for 588kg to return $1843.

J & L Noller, Delga, Wandoan, sold a PTIC Charolais cow for 300c for 780kg to return $2340.

Charolais cows and calves sold to $1575 and across the board cows and calves averaged $1053/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 340c/kg and averaged 287c/kg.


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