Roma store 24 July 2018: Restocker prices ease in 8200 yarding

Beef Central, 25/07/2018

Yarding 8200 Change -2200

Similar to the previous store sale cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state plus a few from New South Wales.

Price trends varied with light weight yearling steers to restockers or background struggling to remain firm.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers meeting feedlot specifications sold to a very strong market.

Most of the yearling heifers eased in price by 5c to 12c/kg, however medium weight yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market experienced no change in price.

The better end of the cows could not maintain the improvements of the previous week to ease 7c to 10c/kg, while the plain condition classes generally held firm.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 286.2c to average 269c, while some drought affected lines made to 290.2c to average 278c/kg.

Heifer calves mostly sold around 188c with sales to 204.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 271c and made to 290.2c, while the lesser quality lines averaged 239c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 298.2c, a large sample averaging 284c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed were well supplied and feeder operators absorbed the large numbers to maintain average prices close to 290c, with sales to 298.2c/kg.

The largest numbers of light weight yearling heifers averaged 219c and the poor quality lines averaged 195c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market made to 280.2c to average 264c/kg. Local trade lines averaged 255c and made to 272.2c/kg.

Four tooth steers in the 400-500kg range to feed averaged 267c with the occasional sale to 280.2c/kg. A small selection of heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 282c, and full mouth bullocks made to 279.2c to average 275c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 186c and the best of the medium weights averaged 225c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 246.2c, a fair sample averaging 235c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 260.2c/kg.

To view full NLRS report and price table click here

Sources: NLRS, Roma Saleyards


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