Roma store 24 Oct 2017: Rain holds market strong

Beef Central, 24/10/2017

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Equal numbers of heifers and steers were presented and 260 cows were penned. Quality was generally good, not all buyers were in attendance, however representatives were purchasing on behalf of the absent. The rain has held the market strong as supply and demand has its way yet again.

Mixed sex calves less than 200kg made to 392c/kg. Yearling steers made to 410c to average 338c/kg. Yearling heifers made to 390c to average 306c/kg. Trade steers made to 370c to average 297c and trade heifers made to 390c to average 306c/kg with some quality heifers heading back to the restockers.

Grown steers made to 276c to average 263c and grown heifers made to 290c to average 262c/kg. Cows made to a top of 255c to average 226c/kg. Light bulls topped at 342c to average 288c and heavy bulls made to 256c to average 240c/kg.

Weekly Roma Store press report

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 410c/kg and averaged 377c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 410c/kg and averaged 365c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 370c/kg and averaged 338c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 338c/kg and averaged 311c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 298c/kg and averaged 285c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,300/unit.

S Kidman & Co. – ‘Durham Downs’ – Eromanga, sold Santa steers for 410c/kg at 223kg returning $917/head. The Santa heifers sold for 390c/kg at 126kg returning $495/head. The Brahman cross cows sold for 238c/kg at 344kg returning $820/head.

Bulls Gully Pastoral – ‘Bulls Gully’ – Quilpie, sold Charolais steers for 375c/kg at 250kg returning $937/head.

M.J. & C.J. McQueen – ‘Weston’ – Winton, sold Bradford cross steers for 368c/kg at 230kg returning $846/head.
Dart Pastoral Co. – ‘Thirlstone’ – Roma, sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 347c/kg at 329kg returning $1,142/head.

T.D. McInnerney – ‘Binnowee’ – Surat, sold Devon steers for 336c/kg at 355kg returning $1,195/head.
Bimbadeen Farming – ‘Warrego Highway’ – Roma, sold Santa cross steers for 332c/kg at 337kg returning $1,121/head.

J.H. & N.J. Dingle Family Trust – ‘Threesons’ – Roma, sold Charolais cross steers for 297c/kg at 457kg returning $1,360/head. The Charolais cross heifers sold for 282c/kg at 430kg returning $1,213/head.
D & C McInnerney – ‘Combarngo’ – Yuleba, sold Santa cross steers for 278c/kg at 550kg returning $1,530/head. The Santa cross cows sold for 227c/kg at 562kg returning $1,278/head.

K.A. & J.J. Jamieson – ‘Grafton Terrace’ – Roma, sold Hereford cross steers for 276c/kg at 497kg returning $1,375/head.
G.C. & J.A. Peck – ‘Yanco’ – Surat, sold EU accredited Charolais steers for 275c/kg at 618kg returning $1,702/head.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 390c/kg and averaged 327c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 326c/kg and averaged 299c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 322c/kg, averaging 293c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 296c/kg, averaging 264c/kg.

S Kidman & Co – ‘Morney Plains’ – Windorah, sold Santa cross heifers for 374c/kg at 168kg returning $629/head.
W. & M. Robertson – ‘Cloncurry Common’ – Cloncurry, sold Charolais cross heifers for 335c/kg at 203kg returning $682/head.

Jenny Ford Trading – ‘Lewah’ – Roma, sold Angus cross heifers for 282c/kg at 462kg returning $1,305/head.
Torres Park Grazing – ‘Cherry Hills’ – Injune, sold EU accredited Santa heifers for 322c/kg at 314kg returning $1,012/head.

Golden Pastoral Holdings – ‘Strathmore’ – Yuleba, sold Angus cross heifers for 314c/kg at 246kg returning $775/head.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 238c/kg and averaged 215c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 230c/kg and averaged 219c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 250c/kg, averaging 222c/kg.

Andrew Leek Plumbing Pty Ltd – ‘Bandon Grove’ – Longreach, sold Brahman cows for 225c/kg at 465kg returning $1,046/head.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards


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