Roma store 18 Aug 2015: Western Qld dominate 10,811 yarding

Martin Bunyard, 19/08/2015

NLRS sale commentary:

Yarding 10811 Change 1632

Large numbers of cattle continued to be consigned to Roma store sale. Drought affected cattle from Western Queensland dominated the yarding with 48% steers, 35% heifers, and 17% cows plus cows and calves. The big numbers of light calves on offer struggled to maintain the previous sales prices, while good heavy weight yearling steers to feed added 12c/kg. Increased competition from restockers and feedlot buyers pushed medium weight yearling heifer prices higher. Restocker buyers were also very active in 2 and 3 score cows. Steer calves sold to 350c and averaged 324c, down 11c, while heifer calves made to 288c and averaged 246c, down 30c/kg. Light weight yearling steers reached 346c and averaged between 298c and 315c/kg for good quality sorts. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 305c and averaged 290c, up 13c, while those returning to the paddock hit 310c and averaged 300c, down 2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 309c and averaged 298c, up 12c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restocker buyers sold to 306c and averaged 248c/kg. Those to processors made to 288c and averaged 252c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 260c and averaged 246c, while those to restockers hit 306c and averaged 276c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to processors reached 246c and averaged 226c, up 8c/kg. Plain conditioned 2 score cows sold between 184c and 212c, while medium weight 3 score cows to restockers hit 229c and averaged 224c, up 4c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows sold to 256c and averaged 249c, up 4c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $1,280 and averaged $1,052/unit.


Weekly Roma Store press report:

Roma light steers hit 350c/kg

A total of 10,811 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 350c/kg and averaged 309c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 340c/kg and averaged 292c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 281c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 308c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 309c/kg and averaging 292c/kg.

Peel Northampton Downs, Northampton Downs, Blackall, sold Santa steers to 350c/kg for 175kg to return $614/head. The Santa heifers sold to 300c for 194kg to return $582.

Sharp-Jones, Wardilla, Charleville, sold Santa steers to 344c for 210kg to return $722.

Sutton Beef, Sunnybank, Surat, sold Santa-cross steers to 340c for 256kg to return $873.

Carbene Grazing Co, Carbene, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 336c for 162kg to return $544.

Bradshaw, Luckham, Corfield, sold Santa-cross steers to 331c for 174kg to return $576.

A & S Smith, Openbah, Dirranbandi, sold Simmental-cross steers to 326c for 299kg to return $977. The Simmental-cross heifers sold to 284c for 281kg to return $800.

Maranoa Downs Grazing Co, Maranoa Downs, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 324c for 197kg to return $639.

Seawright Investments, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa-cross steers to 318c for 236kg to return $752. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 286c for 228kg to return $653.

S & M Russell, Wodonga, Mungalalla, sold Charolais steers to 316c for 237kg to return $749.

Murray & Kylie Hudson, Ekari Park, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 311c for 280kg to return $871.

G & G Burey, Springhill, Amby, sold Charolais-cross steers to 308c for 503kg to return $1550.

K & J Pezet, Ard-Na-Ree, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 308c for 383kg to return $1183.

Formosa Farming Co, Formosa Downs, Surat, sold Charolais-cross steers to 306c for 458kg to return $1404. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 294c for 368kg to return $1084.

P & C Britton, Brighton Downs, Winton, sold Santa steers to 304c for 356kg to return $1083.

Ernie Clyde, Hurdle View, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 304c for 284kg to return $865.

Currawilla Pastoral Co, Currawilla, Windorah, sold Charolais-cross steers to 294c for 332kg to return $979.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 306c/kg and averaged 246c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 306c/kg and averaged 262c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 288c/kg and averaged 254c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 300c/kg and averaged 264c/kg.

S Kidman & Co, Innamincka Station, Leigh Creek, sold Santa heifers to 306c for 362kg to return $1109.

S & L Reiser, Tocal, Mitchell, sold Charolais heifers to 283c for 340kg to return $962.

Ross West, Roleen, Wallumbilla, sold Hereford heifers to 280c for 424kg to return $1188.

Hayfield Pastoral Co, Hayfield, Jundah, sold Santa heifers to 258c for 365kg to return $944.

Cows over 500kg sold to 256c/kg and averaged 242c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 256c/kg and averaged 229c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 234c/kg and averaged 214c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1280/unit and averaged $1052.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 316c/kg and average 263c/kg.


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