Roma Store 2 June 2015: Cows and calves to $1130/unit

Martin Bunyard, 03/06/2015

NLRS Roma Sale commentary:

Yarding 9618 Change 1589

It was a plainer yarding of cattle, with the occasional consignment of good quality sorts from the local supply area. The total number of cattle penned increase nearly 20%. Good quality yearling steers and heifers continued to attract solid restocker and feedlot buyer competition, but plainer lines were cheaper than last week. Extra feedlot buyers were active on heavy weight yearling steers, but the extra competition was limited to only good quality consignments of suitable steers. Processors and feedlot buyers were keen to secure well-conditioned light and medium weight heifers, while plainer conditioned sorts were discounted 16c to 38c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows were 4c/kg cheaper. Cows and calves sold to $1130/unit.

Light weight yearling steers made to 286c and averaged between 227c and 257c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed hit 274c and averaged 245c, down 15c, while those to restocker buyers sold to 258c and averaged 243c, down 7c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 278c and averaged 247c, down 10c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to a local feedlot buyer made to 234c and averaged between 212c and 218c/kg. Those returning to the paddock topped at 244c and averaged between 187c and 218c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 238c and averaged 215c, down 3c, while those going to processors sold to 230c and averaged 204c, down 3c/kg.

Grown steers to feed earned to 244c and averaged between 227c and 231c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows made to 188c and averaged 168c, down 4c/kg.


Weekly Roma Store press report:

Roma heavy feeder steers hit 278c/kg

A total of 9618 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 284c/kg and averaged 238c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 248c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 286c/kg and averaged 241c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 274c/kg and averaged 232c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 278c/kg and averaging 236c/kg.

Glen Valley Pastoral Co, Glen Valley, Jundah, sold EU Santa-cross steers to 286c/kg for 300kg to return $859/head. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 225c for 244kg to return $549. The Santa-cross cows and calves sold to $1130/unit.

Bambloom, Richmond Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 284c for 217kg to return $616.

Joy Naish, Coralbyn, Wandoan, sold Angus-cross steers to 282c for 267kg to return $755.

CJ Melcer, The Long Paddock, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 278c for 414kg to return $1152. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 236c for 390kg to return $921.

Maller Pastoral Co, Waverley, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 278c for 317kg to return $882. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 244c for 308kg to return $753.

Fawckner & Latham, Litani, Yuleba, sold Charolais-cross steers to 278c for 312kg to return $869.

K & J Pezet, Ard-na-ree, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 274c for 419kg to return $1150.

Craig Bischoff, Woodlawn, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 271c for 456kg to return $1236.

J & S Mulcahy, Mariposa, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 270c for 336kg to return $908. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 230c for 339kg to return $781.

S, L, & P Hancock, Unity, St George, sold Charolais-cross steers to 270c for 267kg to return $721.

J & T Bell, The Lagoons, Yuleba, sold Santa-cross steers to 268c for 225kg to return $604. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 226c for 246kg to return $557.

F & J Manwaring, Ballygar, Aramac, sold Santa steers to 267c for 238kg to return $638.

P & H Meacle, Coreena Park, Meandarra, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 262c for 258kg to return $677. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 216c for 253kg to return $547.

Glenaras Pastoral co, Narada, Tambo, sold Charolais steers to 260c for 334kg to return $869. The Brahman heifers sold to 222c for 305kg to return $679.

Wilson Grazing, Taroela, Taroom, sold Braford steers to 240c for 487kg to return $1170.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 238c/kg and averaged 207c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 244c/kg and averaged 203c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 242c/kg and averaged 198c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 242c/kg and averaged 189c/kg.

G & C White, Marionvale, Surat, sold Charolais heifers to 230c for 414kg to return $953.

E Underwood, St George, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 230c for 366kg to return $842.

P Hair, Altona, Jackson, sold Santa-cross heifers to 227c for 310kg to return $704.

China State Farms, Noella Station, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 216c for 429kg to return $928.

Cows over 500kg sold to 208c/kg and averaged 194c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 199c/kg and averaged 175c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 170c/kg and averaged 161c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1130/unit and averaged $807.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 270c/kg and average 220c/kg.


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