Roma store sale 21 Nov: Market holds strong for smaller yarding

James Nason, 22/11/2017

Yarding 3717 Change -2069

1900 steers and 1500 heifers were penned along with 600 cows and a small number of bulls. Quality was varied, being either exceptional or plain. All usual buyers were operating or represented and the market held very strong, even for the lesser quality.

Yearling steers made to a top of 412.2c for the lighter weights to average 345c/kg. Feedlot entry weight trade steers made to a top of 366c to average 310c, up 8c/kg on last week. Yearling heifers made 356c to average 314c and trade heifers topped at 320c to average 273c/kg.

Grown steers topped at 286c to average 272c/kg. Weaner bulls made to 350c to average 277c and bulls over 450kg topped at 276c to average 253c/kg. Cows topped at 242.2c to average 232c/kg. Cows with calves at foot made to $1,470/unit.

Weekly Roma Store sale press report

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 412c/kg and averaged 385c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 398c/kg and averaged 364c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 366c/kg and averaged 334c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 308c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 322c/kg and averaged 294c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,470/unit.

Highlights included:

K . J . Bredhauer – ‘Rosevale’ – Wyandra sold Cross breed steers for 412c/kg at 196kg returning $811/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 342c/kg at 193kg returning $661/head.

DT & SJE Fysh – ‘Acacia Downs’ – Longreach sold Charolais cross steers for 398c/kg at 223kg returning $888/head. The Charolais heifers sold for 358c/kg at 149kg returning $533/head.

P. Williams – ‘Rockybar’ – Eidsvold sold Santa steers for 392c/kg at 252kg returning $990/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 336c/kg at 261kg returning $877/head.

Bronte Cattle Co – ‘Bronte’ – Charleville sold Santa cross steers for 388c/kg at 219kg returning $851/head.

A.F & M.F Douglas – ‘Springfield’ – Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 378c/kg at 232kg returning $880/head. The Droughtmaster heifers sold for 342c/kg at 203kg returning $694/head.

B.M & N.D Bauer – ‘Arlington’ – Augathella sold Charolais cross steers for 375c/kg at 260kg returning $977/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 356c/kg at 214kg returning $764/head.

D & KA McDonald – ‘Wyrapa’ – Charleville sold Droughtmaster steers for 366c/kg at 296kg returning $1,083/head.

WD & JE Purcell – ‘Bridgeman Downs’ – Roma sold Angus cross steers for 364c/kg at 296kg returning $1,079/head.

Mahameru Part – ‘Onepah’ – Tibooburra sold Angus cross steers for 360c/kg at 288kg returning $1,040/head.

W.N & M.M Jones – ‘Norolle Downs’ – Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 315c/kg at 493kg returning $1,554/head.

Koatanui Pastoral Co – ‘Koatanui’ – Wandoan sold Charolais cross steers for 310c/kg at 474kg returning $1,471/head.

P & C Carrington – ‘Bunge Flats’ – Roma sold Santa steers for 285c/kg at 531kg returning $1,516/head.


Heifers under 220kg topped at 366c/kg and averaged 318c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 356c/kg and averaged 315c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 338c/kg, averaging 292c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 310c/kg, averaging 287c/kg.

Highlights included:

Doug Cameron Livestock Trust – ‘Nive Downs’ – Charleville sold Charolais heifers for 366c/kg at 196kg returning $720/head.

R.H & R.J West – ‘Silver Valley’ – Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers for 342c/kg at 250kg returning $857/head.

K.F & K.M Rule – ‘Woodside’ – Charleville sold Charbray cross heifers for 334c/kg at 266kg returning $891/head. The Charolais cross cows sold for 237c/kg at 517kg returning $1,226/head.

Hazelmont Pastoral – ‘Winbin’ – Injune sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 282c/kg at 412kg returning $1,163/head.


Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 225c/kg and averaged 199c/kg, while cows in the 400-500kg range reached 264c/kg and averaged 224c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 244c/kg, averaging 233c/kg. Highlights included:

Lumeah Grazing – ‘Lumeah’ – Blackall sold Charbray cows for 241c/kg at 571kg returning $1,379/head.

ABT Logistics & Farming – ‘Cameron Park’ – The Gums sold Santa cross cows for 229c/kg at 527kg returning $1,209/head.


Bulls under 400kg topped at 366c/kg and averaged 322c/kg, while bulls in the 400-600kg range topped at 286c/kg and averaged 258c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at 276c/kg, averaging 248c/kg. Highlights included:

A.J. Jackson – ‘Goon Goon’ – Stonehenge sold Charolais cross mickey bulls for 366c/kg at 170kg returning $622/head.


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