Roma Store 25 Mar 2014: Numbers slashed due to rain

Beef Central, 26/03/2014

Weekly NLRS Roma Store Sale commentary: 

Yarding 2900, Change -3500

Rainfall across the Maranoa region resulted in lower numbers yarded. Very mixed quality cattle were penned. All classes of steers were dearer with good competition from restocker and feedlot buyers on quality lines of cattle. Good light and medium weight heifers sold well, while secondary lines continued to meet limited demand with little southern processor buyer interest.

Heavy weight 4 score cows reached 139c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $570 and averaged $419/unit.

Light weight yearling steers jumped to 201c and averaged 182c, up 17c, while plainer lines averaged 150c, up 8c/kg. Good numbers of medium weight yearling steers returned to the paddock, topping at 196c and averaging 180c, up 17c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed hit 182c and averaged 177c, up 10c/kg. A line of heavy steers to processors earned to 179c and averaged 178c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers made to 155c and averaged 136c, up 25c, while those to restocker buyers sold to 145c and averaged 134c, up 6c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 136c and averaged 125c, down 5c/kg. A few grown steers sold between 150c and 160c/kg. Medium and heavy weight 4 score cows topped at 139c and averaged between 136c and 138c/kg. 


Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

A total of 2900 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 201c/kg and averaged 157c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 201c/kg and averaged 168c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 196c/kg and averaged 165c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 178c/kg and averaged 153c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 182c/kg and averaging 174c/kg.

R & E Lister, Trevallen, Roma, sold Angus-cross steers to 201c/kg for 233kg to return $469/head. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 145c for 222kg to return $323.

T O’Brien, Sids Pocket, Injune, sold Shorthorn-cross steers to 196c/kg for 339kg to return $665/head. 

P & M Brennan, For Far, Mitchell, sold Charolais steers to 192c for 267kg to return $513. 

M & D Duncan, Midwinter, Injune, sold Angus-cross steers to 182c for 460kg to return $839.

Mark Bowtell, Glenleigh, Taroom, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 182c for 425kg to return $775. 

G Thomas, Six Miles, Roma, sold Hereford-cross steers to 180c for 188kg to return $339.

W & J Harris, Quebec, Roma, sold Brahman-cross steers to 179c for 592kg to return $1061.

J Cross, Quandong, Dirranbandi, sold Angus steers to 177c for 428kg to return $758.

Lighthouse Pastoral Co, Lighthouse, Wallumbilla, sold Hereford-cross steers to 176c for 330kg to return $582. The Hereford-cross heifers sold to 136c for 337kg to return $459. 

Kiandra Cattle Partnership, Muliana, Quilpie, sold Shorthorn steers to 172c for 325kg to return $560. 

R & M Kent, Valparaiso, Blackall, sold Hereford-cross steers to 168c for 313kg to return $526. 

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 138c/kg and averaged 120c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 145c/kg and averaged 123c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 155c/kg and averaged

131c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 170c/kg and averaged 126c/kg.

R & E Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa heifers to 155c for 260kg to return $404.

H Connolly, Derry Downs, Roma, sold Santa heifers to 136c for 394kg to return $536. 

Cows over 500kg sold to 139c/kg and averaged 135c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 139c/kg and averaged 118c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 128c/kg and averaged 104c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $570/unit and averaged $419.

Pat Marr, Woodlands, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross cows and calves to $570/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 172c/kg and average 126c/kg. 


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