Roma store 15 Aug 2017: Gaps widen in wait for spring rain

Beef Central, 16/08/2017

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Cattle were of good quality for those who still have oats in the paddock or feed as the gap widens for those hanging on for Spring rain. All buyers were present and operating in an easier market on last week.

Yearling steers made to a top of 356.2c to average 344c/kg. Feedlot entry weight steers made to a top of 340c to average 307c/kg. 4 to 6 tooth steers to slaughter made to a top of 318.2c to average 255c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers made to 298.2c to average 281c/kg. Bulls over 450kg made to 256c to average 250c/kg.

Yearling Heifers topped at 308c to average 253c and grown heifers topped at 256c to average 235c/kg. The cow market took the biggest hit struggling at times break the $2 barrier topping at 237c to average 189c/kg. Cows with calves at foot topped at $970/unit.

Weekly Roma Store press report

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 356c/kg and averaged 326c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 354c/kg and averaged 320c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 304c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 293c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 308c/kg and averaging 277c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $970/unit.
VJ & GL Packer & Sons Pty Ltd – ‘Kurrajong’, Roma – sold Charolais-cross steers for 356c/kg at 179kg returning $639/head.
Glen Valley Pastoral Co. – ‘Glen Valley’, Jundah – sold EU Accredited Santa steers for 354c/kg at 263kg returning $934/head. The EU Accredited Santa heifers sold for 296c/kg at 221kg returning $656/head.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co. – ‘Maranoa Downs’, Mitchell – sold cross-breed steers for 346c/kg at 221kg returning $765/head. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold for 270c/kg at 227kg returning $612/head.
CP & MF Eddie – Roma – sold Angus-cross steers for 344c/kg at 240kg returning $829/head.
Ben Avery – ‘Alandale’, Blackall – sold Charolais-cross steers for 344c/kg at 189kg returning $651/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold for 270c/kg at 235kg returning $636/head.
BA Downs Pastoral Pty Ltd – ‘BA Downs’, Mitchell – sold Angus steers for 338c/kg at 251kg returning $849/head. The Angus heifers sold for 280c/kg at 216kg returning $606/head.
Maranoa Grazing Co. – ‘Kokoda’, Mitchell – sold cross-breed steers for 334c/kg at 239kg returning $798/head. The cross-breed heifers sold for 270c/kg at 191kg returning $515/head.
Onley & Co Pty Ltd – ‘Bulala’, Roma – sold Romagnola-cross steers for 330c/kg at 267kg returning $883/head.
MG & LJ Huntley – ‘Kilburnie’, Muckadilla – sold EU Accredited Charolais-cross steers for 328c/kg at 245kg returning $804/head. The EU Accredited Charolais-cross heifers sold for 270c/kg at 247kg returning $668/head.
DW & CE Collinson – ‘Gubberamunda’, Roma – sold Angus steers for 326c/kg at 252kg returning $822/head. The Angus-cross heifers sold for 256c/kg at 222kg returning $570/head.
Warren Point Pastoral Company – ‘Warren Point’, Mitchell – sold Hereford steers for 319c/kg at 255kg returning $816/head. The Angus heifers sold for 250c/kg at 250kg returning $625/head.
GI & LM Smith – ‘Iona’, Wallumbilla – sold Romagnola-cross steers for 318c/kg at 369kg returning $1175/head.
PJ Smith – ‘Paronella’, Roma – sold Murray Grey-cross steers for 304c/kg at 336kg returning $1024/head.
P & HA Sanderson – ‘Mundalya’, Yuleba – sold Angus-cross steers for 288c/kg at 456kg for $1314/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 280c/kg and averaged 251c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 296c/kg and averaged 253c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 282c/kg and averaged 246c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 278c/kg, averaging 248c/kg.
BL & AM Rayment – ‘Connemara’, Jundah – sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers for 280c/kg at 204kg for $573/head.
Brown & Sons – ‘Scotsburn’, Richmond – sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers for 270c/kg at 314kg returning $848/head.
Palmtree Grazing Co. – ‘Willowbee’, Moonie – sold Santa heifers for 270c/kg at 225kg returning $607/head.
LT & ML Price – ‘Mt Hope’, Wallumbilla – sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers for 264c/kg at 430kg returning $1136/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 184c/kg and averaged 133c/kg, while cows in the 400-500kg range reached 213c/kg and averaged 178c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 216c/kg, averaging 197c/kg.
Rosehearty Grazing Co. – ‘Koonong Downs’, Muckadilla – sold Santa cows for 203c/kg at 508kg returning $1033/head.
Bulls under 400kg reached 330c/kg and averaged 291c/kg.

Source: Roma Saleyards, NLRS


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