Roma Store 17 Feb 2015: Prices ease from recent highs

Beef Central, 17/02/2015

NLRS sale commentary:

Yarding 8600 Change 0

Ben (pictured) & Kylie Hindle, Larnook, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 260c/kg for 337kg to return $877/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale.

Ben (pictured) & Kylie Hindle, Larnook, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 260c/kg for 337kg to return $877/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale.

Large numbers of store cattle were again yarded. A full panel of feedlot buyers displayed solid competition on medium and heavy weight steers while, with fewer restocker buyers in attendance, light weight yearling steers prices declined 11c to 15c/kg.

The good quality yearling heifers remained firm in price, but a combination of plainer quality and softer buyer demand resulted in 7c to 13c fall in most other categories of yearling heifers. The store and 3 score cows were 20c/kg cheaper and the top end of heavy 4 score cows were similar to the previous prime sale prices. Cows and calves sold to $1,000 and averaged $701/unit.

Light weight yearling steers made to 284c and averaged 255c, down 15c, while slightly heavier weaner steers reached 284c and averaged 252c, down 11c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed hit 264c and averaged 249c, up 1c, while those returning to the paddock sold to 270c and averaged 259c, up 6c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 256c and averaged 253c, up 3c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restocker sold to 240c and averaged between 216c and 227c, while those to feedlot buyers made to 236c and averaged 219c, down 7c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 230c and averaged 212c with plainer sorts selling around 165c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 220c/kg. A few grown steers reached 226c and those to feed averaged between 195c and 200c/kg.

The 2 score cows topped at 151c and averaged 145c, down 20c, while 3 score medium weight cows reached 201c and averaged 176c, down 21c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows earned to 208c and averaged 202c, down 14c/kg.

 Price summary table:

Description Head Average c/kg Maximum
Steers up to 220kg 397 260 296
220-280kg 949 248 292
280-350kg 1549 236 291
350-400kg 643 234 266
400-550kg 423 234 264
Heifers to 220kg 788 214 238
Heifers 220-280kg 735 206 240
Heifers 280-350kg 800 204 236
Heifers 350 to 450 307 186 220
Cows 300-400kg 334 140 185
Cows 400-500kg 614 170 203
Cows Over 500kg 194 187 208
Bulls Up to 400kg 133 195 270


Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

Roma light steers make 296c/kg

A total of 8600 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 296c/kg and averaged 260c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 292c/kg and averaged 248c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 291c/kg and averaged 236c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 266c/kg and averaged 234c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 264c/kg and averaging 234c/kg.

Bexley Grazing Co, Bexley, Longreach, sold Santa steers to 296c/kg for 196kg to return $580/head. The Santa heifers sold to 226c for 196kg to return $445.

R & F Moyse, Dunraven, Barcaldine, sold Santa-cross steers to 294c for 176kg to return $519.

Peel Northampton Downs, Northampton, Blackall, sold Santa-cross steers to 292c for 259kg to return $758.

R & R Murphy, Prairie Flats, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 278c for 239kg to return $665.

R & S Hindle, Beaconsfield, Roma, sold Santa Angus steers to 272c for 246kg to return $670.

Estate of RL Williams, Beele Eau, Taroom, sold Hereford-cross steers to 272c for 230kg to return $626. The Hereford-cross heifers sold to 228c for 312kg to return $711.

Glentulloch Grazing Co & KC Chandler, Glentulloch, Injune, sold Brahman-cross steers to 270c for 332kg to return $898.

Gooimbah Grazing Co, Garfield, Injune, sold Angus-cross steers to 266c for 398kg to return $1061.

Clinton Melcer, The Long Paddock, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 264c for 416kg to return $1100.

Perrett Cattle Co, Tunis, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 262c for 393kg to return $1030.

The Rolfe family, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 262c for 335kg to return $879. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 222c for 318kg to return $707.

Ben & Kylie Hindle, Larnook, Mungallala, sold Charolais steers to 260c for 337kg to return $877. The Charolais heifers sold to 222c for 330kg to return $735.

Col Bishop, Bimbinette, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross steers to 258c for 359kg to return $928.

1940 Grazing Company, Bowood, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 258c for 327kg to return $846.

Truss Grazing Co, Boran, Cheepie, sold Droughtmaster steers to 258c for 272kg to return $702. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 228c for 175c for $399.

Mt Rourke Pastoral Co, Boolbie, Winton, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 256c for 435kg to return $1114.

James Stanyer, Coolatah, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 254c for 429kg to return $1092. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 226c for 200kg to return $452.

John & Lyn & Margaret Kadel, Pameroo, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 252c for 291kg to return $736.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 186c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 236c/kg and averaged 204c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 240c/kg and averaged 206c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 238c/kg and averaged 214c/kg.

S Kidman & Co, Naryilco, Tibooburra, sold Santa-cross heifers to 238c for 219kg to return $523.

Cows over 500kg sold to 208c/kg and averaged 187c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 203c/kg and averaged 170c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 185c/kg and averaged 140c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1000/unit and averaged $701/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 270c/kg and average 195c/kg.






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