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Roma Store 24 November 2014: Heat slows mustering

James Nason, 26/11/2014

Weekly NLRS Roma Store Sale commentary

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Hot weather conditions appeared to slow cattle mustering and total numbers penned declined from the previous week. Young, light cattle dominated the yarding with fewer restocker buyers in attendance. But despite fewer restockers present, the demand remained solid for good quality steers and heifers to producers with failed crops for livestock feed. An extra feedlot buyer was present this week and boosted competition for medium and heavy weight yearling steers. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed were firm to dearer in price on average.

Light weight yearling steers made to 224c and averaged 194c, while medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 214c and averaged 193c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 209c and averaged 199c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to processors reached 178c and averaged 158c, while those returning to the paddock hit 188c and averaged 162c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 175c and averaged 162c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 172c and averaged 168c/kg.

Summary Report

A total of 3449 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 200c/kg and averaged 176c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 224c/kg and averaged 180c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 224c/kg and averaged 190c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 214c/kg and averaged 191c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 209c/kg and averaging 199c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $550/unit.

Description Head Average c/kg Maximum
Steers up to 220kg 392 176 200
220-280kg 415 180 224
280-350kg 271 190 224
350-400kg 124 191 214
400-550kg 336 199 209
Heifers to 220kg 537 160 188
Heifers 220-280kg 400 162 178
Heifers 280-350kg 222 157 174
 Heifers 350 to 450 159 160 175
Cows 300-400kg 133 122 140
Cows 400-500kg 235 128 149
Cows Over 500kg 65 145 160
Bulls Up to 400kg 77 154 168

Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

Roma steers make 224c/kg

A total of 3449 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 200c/kg and averaged 176c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 224c/kg and averaged 180c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 224c/kg and averaged 190c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 214c/kg and averaged 191c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 209c/kg and averaging 199c/kg.

Peel Northampton Downs, Northampton Downs, Blackall, sold Charolais-cross steers to 224c/kg for 294kg to return $660/head.

A & L Raff, Lawton, Surat, sold Angus-cross steers to 207c for 516kg to return $1070.

K & S Ferguson, Lindilla, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 206c for 420kg to return $866.

Noogilla Cattle Co, Woodlands, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster steers to 206c for 413kg to return $852.

R & S Pether, Autevil Station, Barcaldine, sold Angus-cross steers to 202c for 253kg to return $511.

HC Connolly, Derry Downs, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 200c for 193kg to return $387.

Stagmount Grazing Co, Stagmount, Aramac, sold Santa steers to 194c for 155kg to return $302. The Santa heifers sold to 162c for 198kg to return $321.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 175c/kg and averaged 160c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 174c/kg and averaged 157c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 178c/kg and averaged 162c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 188c/kg and averaged 160c/kg.

Ryan Bros, Carlow, Blackall, sold Santa-cross heifers to 188c for 181kg to return $340.

E & C Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 176c for 242kg to return $427.

B & N Bauer, Arlington, Augathella, sold Charolais heifers to 175c for 241kg to return $422.

Peel Northampton Downs, Northampton Downs, Blackall, sold Santa heifers to 174c for 285kg to return $497.

W & M Jones, Norolle Downs, Roma, sold Santa-cross heifers to 172c for 414kg to return $713.

J & J Bell, Kinnoul, Taroom, sold Santa heifers to 165c for 251kg to return $415.

T & R Wichlacz, Woodbine, Muckadilla, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 160c for 223kg to return $358.

Cows over 500kg sold to 160c/kg and averaged 145c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 149c/kg and averaged 128c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 140c/kg and averaged 122c/kg.

Robert Allan Russell, Waterford, Augathella, sold Brahman cows to 160c for 580kg to return $929.

P & M Vetter, Cooladdi Park, Cooladdi, sold Droughtmaster cows to 129c for 466kg to return $602.

Cows and calves sold to $550/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 168c/kg and average 154c/kg.

 

 

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