Roma Store 23 Sep 2014: Numbers decline sharply

Beef Central, 24/09/2014

Roma Store Sale NLRS Commentary:

Yarding 3800, Change -4976

Numbers declined sharply week-on-week, for a total of 3,800 head of cattle penned. Good numbers of restocker and feedlot buyers were present and operating in a solid market. Processor demand for heavy weight yearling steers was particularly strong and store conditioned cows also experienced a lift in price.

Light weight C2 yearling steers to restock topped at 232c and averaged 205c, up 4c/kg. Medium and heavy C3’s to feed were firm to marginally cheaper, ranging from 185c to 217c/kg. Heavy C3 steers to slaughter lifted in price to hit 218c and settle on an average of 213c/kg. A large supply of light weight D2 yearling heifers to restock remained close to firm, averaging 169c, while D3 lines to feeder buyers averaged 165c/kg.

Light store cows were up to 24c dearer, averaging 121.5c for the 2 scores and 139c/kg for the 3 scores. Medium D3 cows lifted 11c, topping at 177c and averaging 155c/kg.

Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

Roma light steers hit 232c/kg

A total of 3800 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 232c/kg and averaged 209c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 228c/kg and averaged 199c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 222c/kg and averaged 195c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 216c/kg and averaged 199c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 218c/kg and averaging 209c/kg.

Mt Victoria Past Co, Mt Victoria, Longreach, sold Shorthorn-cross steers to 232c/kg for 175kg to return $407/head.

Peel Mungerie, Inverness, Blackall, sold Santa steers to 230c for 205kg to return $471. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 198c for 195kg to return $388.

Coreena Stud, Coreena, Barcaldine, sold Santa-cross steers to 222c for 287kg to return $639. The Santa heifers sold to 191c for 236kg to return $452.

Pensini Grazing, Cameron Downs, Hughenden, sold Charolais-cross steers to 222c for 185c to return $411.

Jenny Ford, Lewah, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 218c for 541kg to return $1181.

R West, Roleen, Wallumbilla, sold Blonde steers to 217c for 494kg to return $1072.

G & L Smith, Iona, Wallumbilla, sold Charbray steers to 216c for 373kg to return $807.

Riverglen Pastoral Co, Riverglen, Glenmorgan, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 210c for 406kg to return $853.

Amy Dart, Thirlstone, Roma, sold Droughtmaster steers to 206c for 310kg to return $639.

I & D Forbes, Debian, Roma, sold Brahman steers to 202c for 536kg to return $1083.

W Proud & D Brumpton, Scattering Plains, Roma, sold Charbray-cross steers to 197c for 337kg to return $664. The Charbray-cross heifers sold to 192c for 3490kg to return $652.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 187c/kg and averaged 161c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 206c/kg and averaged 176c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 196c/kg and averaged 175c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 198c/kg and averaged 173c/kg.

Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross heifers to 206c for 326kg to return $673.

K & J Jamieson, Grafton Terrace, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 175c for 448kg to return $785.

Cows over 500kg sold to 196c/kg and averaged 167c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 192c/kg and averaged 155c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 167c/kg and averaged 124c/kg.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 215c/kg and average 172c/kg.





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