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Roma store 13 Oct 2015: Buyers selective as big yardings continue

Martin Bunyard, 14/10/2015

NLRS Roma sale market commentary:

Yarding 9615 Change -203

Large yarding numbers continued to be presented for sale this week. Overall quality was mixed, with most store cattle in fair to plain condition. Restocker buyers were more selective when purchasing and light weight yearling steers and heifers declined in price. Good quality sorts found good restocker and feedlot competition, but most medium and heavy weight steers were cheaper, with not all feedlot buyers operating. Cows dropped up to 30c/kg in price on average.

Light weight yearling steers earned to 329c and averaged between 305c and 307c/kg. Plainer sorts mostly sold between 260c and 274c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to 280c, with large numbers returning to the paddock at an average of 262c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers topped at 282c and averaged 270c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score store cows reached 210c but most averaged between 192c and 167c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows made to 220c and averaged 204c, down 31c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows hit 243c and averaged 231c, down 27c/kg. Only small numbers of cows and calves were penned and sold to $900/unit.

 

Weekly Roma Store press report:

Roma heavy steers maintain 314c/kg

Trevor and Mark Hay, Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom, with GDL Livestock Agent, Graeme McAdam, Taroom. The Hay family’s Santa-cross steers sold to 322c/kg for 323kg to return $1039/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale. Picture: Martin Bunyard

Trevor and Mark Hay, Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom, with GDL Livestock Agent, Graeme McAdam, Taroom. The Hay family’s Santa-cross steers sold to 322c/kg for 323kg to return $1039/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale. Picture: Martin Bunyard

A total of 9615 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 324c/kg and averaged 279c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 329c/kg and averaged 295c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 324c/kg and averaged 293c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 316c/kg and averaged 282c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 314c/kg and averaging 280c/kg.

Rosemount Grazing, Rosemount Station, Barcaldine, sold Charolais-cross steers to 326c/kg for 245kg to return $801/head.

Murray & Kylie Hudson, Avoca, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 324c for 285kg to return $927.

H & N Nelder, Callala, Augathella, sold Santa steers to 324c for 253kg to return $823. The Santa heifers sold to 248c for 270kg to return $670.

Bracco Cattle Company, Amaroo, Roma, sold Angus steers to 324c for 205kg to return $665. The Angus heifers sold to 276c for 234kg to return $648.

Palmtree Grazing Co, Palmtree, Taroom, sold Santa-cross steers to 322c for 322kg to return $1039.

Cumberland Cattle Co, Cumberland, Longreach, sold Santa steers to 320c for 240kg to return $768.

M & M Henricks, Bracco, Roma, sold Angus steers to 312c for 276kg to return $863. The Angus heifers sold to 276c for 265kg to return $731.

Homeward Properties, Rocky Hills, Injune, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 311kg to return $1053.

Gwenbrook Farms, Lilletoft, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 307c for 467kg to return $1436.

A & M Seaby, Claricevale, Roma, sold Simmental-cross steers to 304c for 383kg to return $1165.

Quilberry Pastoral Co, Quilberry, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 301c for 411kg to return $1239.

D & C McInnerney, Combarngo, Yuleba, sold Santa-cross steers to 294c for 445kg to return $1310.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 282c/kg and averaged 248c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 280c/kg and averaged 247c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 278c/kg and averaged 248c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 278c/kg and averaged 248c/kg.

J & B Russell, Willara, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 278c for 245kg to return $682.

Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Maranoa Downs, Mitchell, sold Cross bred heifers to 276c for 239kg to return $660.

Peel Northampton, Scaranac, Hughenden, sold Santa heifers to 275c for 312kg to return $859.

R & J Underwood, Thornhill, Barcaldine, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 274c for 245kg to return $673.

J & J Creevey, Lucknow, Augathella, sold Charolais heifers to 262c for 217kg to return $570.

Cows over 500kg sold to 243c/kg and averaged 223c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 228c/kg and averaged 186c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 220c/kg and averaged 167c/kg.

Only small numbers of cows and calves were penned and sold to $900/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 272c/kg and averaged 227c/kg.

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