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Roma store 22 Nov 2016: Solid competition continues

Martin Bunyard, November 23, 2016

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Yarding numbers remained the same as the previous store sale. It was a very mixed quality penning of cattle, with large numbers of aged western sorts consigned. Good numbers of restocker buyers were keen to secure light weight yearling steers, while solid competition continued between restocker, feedlot, and NSW processor buyers for light weight yearling heifers. Processors showed more interest in cows and restocker buyers provided good competition for store cows.

Light weight yearling steers hit 426c and averaged between 371c and 397c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 378c and averaged 353c, while those to restockers made to 416c and averaged 358c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 346c and averaged 333c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers reached 400c and averaged between 335c and 368c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 344c and averaged 312c/kg.

Grown steers to feed sold between 316c and 273c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows hit 240c and averaged 235c, while heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 252c and averaged 243c/kg.

Roma’s yarding numbers hold firm

A total of 5500 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 426c/kg and averaged 365c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 404c/kg and averaged 386c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 402c/kg and averaged 356c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 360c/kg and averaged 332c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 346c/kg and averaging 312c/kg.

Brad Marks, Bullecourt, Charleville, sold Santa-cross steers to 424c/kg for 206kg to return $877/head.

Sutton Beef, Bundabar, Glenmorgan, sold Santa-cross steers to 404c for 223kg to return $903. The Santa heifers sold to 350c for 275kg to return $965.

Moombah Pastoral Co, Binbian Downs, Miles, sold Charolais-cross steers to 404c for 222kg to return $898.

A Barton & Co, Manfred Downs, Julia Creek, sold Santa steers to 397c for 271kg to return $1078.

Gingie Pastoral Co, Oak Park Station, Charleville, sold Angus steers to 390c for 332kg to return $1297.

J & K Bock, Kilto, Wandoan, sold Cross bred steers to 380c for 324kg to return $1233.

Golden Pastoral Holdings, Strathmore, Dulacca, sold Angus-cross steers to 378c for 325kg to return $1231.

Bungaringa Grazing Company sold Hereford-cross steers to 360c for 306kg to return $1102.

Bondstock, Maloneys, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 346c for 431kg to return $1492.

Lockerbie Farms, Bindi, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 346c for 410kg to return $1421.

D & S Rowbotham, Nicks, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 339c for 487kg to return $1654.

B & M Leahy, Woodlands, Jackson, sold Hereford-cross steers to 329c for 501kg to return $1649.

Polly Langton, Poverty Park, Roma, sold Droughtmaster steers to 326c for 491kg to return $1602.

E & K Parry, Glenbervie, Julia Creek, sold Brahman steers to 310c for 489kg to return $1516.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 293c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 400c/kg and averaged 321c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 400c/kg and averaged 353c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 400c/kg and averaged 346c/kg.

Wallockatoo Pastoral Co, Wallockatoo, Wandoan, sold Santa heifers to 400c for 299kg to return $1197.

Moonya Pastoral Co sold Angus-cross heifers to 330c for 253kg to return $836. Cows over 500kg sold to 300c/kg and averaged 247c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 300c/kg and averaged 245c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 245c/kg and averaged 218c/kg.

R, M, & F Miller, North Kooringa, Roma, sold Angus heifers to 400c for 253kg to return $1013.

S Kidman & Co, Rockybank Station, Roma, sold Santa PTIC cows for up to 300c/kg for 548kg to return $1645.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 372c/kg and averaged 296c/kg.

The last Roma cattle sale of the year will be on December 13, 2016.

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