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Roma Store 2 Sep 2014: Light steers to 224c

Beef Central, 03/09/2014

Roma store sale NLRS comment

Yarding 5209,  Change -702

The usual numbers of store cattle were penned again this week. It was a very mixed quality yarding but, despite the lower quality cattle on offer at times, prices and competition for store cattle remain solid. Good numbers of local restocker buyers were in attendance and feedlot buyer competition increased again this week for both suitable domestic and export feeder steers. Larger than normal numbers of western store cows were yarded and a full panel of export processors continued to push cow prices higher. Cows and calves sold to $720 and averaged $525/unit.

Light weight yearling steers hit 224c and averaged 202c, up 2c, while plainer lines averaged mostly between 166c and 176c, down 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 216c and averaged 195c, while those returning to the paddock topped at 200c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 214c and averaged 203c, up 3c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers sold to 196c and averaged 189c, up 10c, and those to processors made to 198c and averaged 186c, up 13c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed hit 198c and averaged 191c, up 11c/kg. Good quality heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 183c, up 5c/kg.

Medium weight grown steers to feed reached 188c and averaged 185c, while heavy weight grown steers to feed earned to 188c and averaged 187c/kg. Light conditioned cows sold between 100c and 124c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows topped at 181c and averaged 161c, up 24c, while heavy weight 4 score cows hit 198c and averaged 190c, up 18c/kg.

Weekly Roma store sale press report

Greg (pictured) and Lorraine Proud, Woodstock, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 208c/kg for 258kg to return $538/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale.

Greg (pictured) and Lorraine Proud, Woodstock, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 208c/kg for 258kg to return $538/head at Tuesday’s Roma Store Sale.

A total of 5209 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 222c/kg and averaged 199c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 224c/kg and averaged 201c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 216c/kg and averaged 199c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 216c/kg and averaged 193c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 214c/kg and averaging 191c/kg.

Hanworth Pastoral Co, Hanworth, Richmond, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers 222c/kg for 177kg to return $393/head. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 198c for 187kg to return $372.

R & B Mobbs, Wallambank, Bollon, sold Charolais-cross steers to 218c for 256kg to return $559.

Cross & Co, Carranya, Windorah, sold Santa steers to 216c for 385kg to return $833.

D & T Birch, Rosemount, Augathella, sold Brangus-cross steers to 216c for 284kg to return $614.

Freshwater Partnership, Overflow, Mitchell, sold Angus-cross steers to 214c for 427kg to return $915. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 181c for 453kg to return $820.

Mooga Hills Grazing Company, Ok, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 213c for 312kg to return $665.

West Farming, Loomeah, Roma, sold Hereford steers to 211c for 537kg to return $1135.

E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 210c for 326kg to return $685.

Lyndon Caves Pastoral Co, Lyndon Caves, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 210c for 503kg to return $1058.

Seawright Investments, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa-cross steers to 206c for 344kg to return $710. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 182c for 267kg to return $487.

Abbotsford Pastoral Co, Woodberry, Hughenden, sold Droughtmaster steers to 205c for 343kg to return $703. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 198c for 230kg to return $457.

D & F Nicholson, Beilbaranga, Yuleba, sold Charolais steers to 201c for 266kg to return $536.

R McMasters, Bundoran Station, Richmond, sold Brahman steers to 200c for 372kg to return $744.

J, R, D, & E Humphreys, Calgary, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 190c for 282kg to return $535.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 198c/kg and averaged 172c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 198c/kg and averaged 176c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 198c/kg and averaged 188c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 198c/kg and averaged 183c/kg.

L & P Richards, Plainfarm, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 198c for 330kg to return $655.

W & M Graham, Catherinvale, Roma, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 195c for 337kg to return $658.

A & M Seaby, Claricevale, Roma, sold Simmental-cross heifers to 195c for 313kg to return $610.

G & M Scott, Quilpie, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 190c for 254kg to return $483.

Glengraco Grazing, Glenray, Yuleba, sold Hereford heifers to 188c for 396kg to return $744.

Cows over 500kg sold to 198c/kg and averaged 177c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 192c/kg and averaged 154c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 168c/kg and averaged 127c/kg.

J & D Brand, Boocenbury, Cunnamulla, sold cross bred western cows to 172c for 480kg to return $826.

Cows and calves sold to $720/unit and averaged $525.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 196c/kg and average 168c/kg.

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