Roma store 22 Sep 2015: Restockers chase light steers

Martin Bunyard, 23/09/2015

NLRS sale commentary

Yarding 8205 Change 956

Yarding numbers increase again this week. Restocker buyers were eager to secure light weight yearling steers, with strong competition from feedlot buyers on heavier weaner steers and heifers. Overall, quality of the yarding was mixed with buyer support remaining strong across all classes of store cattle.

Feedlot buyers were active on medium weight steers and heifers with prices lifting 5c/kg. All the usual feedlot buyers provided solid competition for heavy weight yearling steers and medium weight grown steers. Light weight yearling steers reached 368c and slightly heavier sorts sold between 360c and 336c, with most averaging between 326c and 312c/kg. Steer calves sold to 366c and averaged 343c, while heifer calves made to 298c and averaged 297c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed reached 344c and averaged 323c, while those going to restockers reached 336c and averaged 314c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 338c and averaged 317c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers topped at 320c and averaged around 285c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 328c and averaged 302c, up 5c/kg. Good grown steers reached 298c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows made to 251c and averaged 235c, up 7c, while heavy weight 4 score cows reached 276c and averaged 267c, up 4c/kg. Young, good quality Droughtmaster cows with 1 to 2 month old calves sold to $1,440, while most averaged $1,014/unit.

Weekly Roma Store press report

Roma light steers hit 368c/kg

A total of 8205 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 368c/kg and averaged 319c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 352c/kg and averaged 303c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 336c/kg and averaged 311c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 344c/kg and averaged 317c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 338c/kg and averaging 313c/kg.

Ryan Brothers, Carlow Station, Blackall, sold Santa-cross steers to 368c/kg for 164kg to return $604/head.

Willsdown Pastoral Co, Whyrallah, Winton, sold Santa-cross steers to 352c for 231kg to return $815.

D & C Hogan, Belingra, St George, sold Charolais steers to 344c for 385kg to return $1325.

Raceview Pastoral Co, Yarrawonga, Charleville, sold Simmental-cross steers to 340c for 273kg to return $929.

G, L, & J Smith, Iona, Wallumbilla, sold Murray Grey-cross steers to 338c for 465kg to return $1575.

JJ Farming Trust, Binnie Anna, Surat, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 338c for 196kg to return $665. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 302c for 315kg to return $953.

L & H McKay, Cynthia Downs, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 336c for 358kg to return $1203.

Freshwater Partnership, Overflow, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster steers to 334c for 384kg to return $1284.

Ces Russell, Ingledoon, Augathella, sold Santa-cross steers to 332c for 260kg to return $865.

Max Leeson, Chain-o-Holes, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster steers to 328c for 190kg to return $623.

Ian Andrews, Trevallan, Roma, sold Hereford-cross steers to 324c for 278kg to return $902.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 328c/kg and averaged 286c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 328c/kg and averaged 279c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 320c/kg and averaged 260c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 320c/kg and averaged 268c/kg.

Kidman & Co, Rockybank Station, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 320c for 251kg to return $804.

The Gobbert family, Lowan Hills, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross heifers to 316c for 329kg to return $1041.

Devine Family Trust, Kulki, Bollon, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 310c for 380kg to return $1179.

Cows over 500kg sold to 276c/kg and averaged 262c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 270c/kg and averaged 247c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 260c/kg and averaged 211c/kg.

Young, good quality Droughtmaster cows with 1 to 2-month-old calves sold to $1,440, while most averaged $1,014/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 352c/kg and average 264c/kg.



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