Roma store 27 Feb 2018: Rain stimulates restocker-led price rise

Beef Central, 28/02/2018

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Extra agent buyers were in attendance and additional restockers were present improving the market 20c to 30c/kg, stimulated by the recent rain. Quality was generally good. Cattle to feedlots were in demand with purchases on both ends of the spectrum. Heavy trade steers buying time and backgrounding a healthy option while there is still warmth in the ground to grow feed before winter for those enjoying the season.

Newly weaned calves made 396c to average 321c/kg for yearling steers. Trade steers to feed made to 362c to average 297c/kg. Heavy yearling steers over 400kg made to 298c to average 277c/kg. Yearling heifers made to a top of 346c to average 345c/kg. Trade heifers made to 310c to average 254c/kg.

Grown steers to slaughter made to a top of 280c to average 265c/kg. Medium weight cows 400-500kg range made to 225c to average 198c/kg. Good yielding heavy cows topped at 229c to average 217c/kg. Light bulls topped at 356c to average 274c and heavy bulls over 450kg made to 272c to average 265c/kg.

Weekly Roma Store Press report:

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 388c/kg and averaged 349c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 364c/kg and averaged 319c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 358c/kg and averaged 291c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 304c/kg and averaged 276c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 288c/kg and averaged 272c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $1,490/unit.

GP Cattle Co – ‘Portland Downs’ – Ilfracombe sold Angus cross steers for 388c/kg at 163kg returning $634/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 318c/kg at 179kg returning $570/head.
S.J. & J.E. Molloy – ‘Wyjonta Station’ – Tibooburra sold Droughtmaster steers for 366c/kg at 176kg returning $647/head.
Gwenbrook Farms – ‘Gwenbrook’ – Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 362c/kg at 262kg returning $950/head. The Charolais heifers sold for 280c/kg at 275kg returning $772/head.
Quilberry Pastoral Co. – ‘Quilberry’ – Charleville sold Santa cross steers for 358c/kg at 299kg returning $1,071/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 302c/kg at 196kg returning $595/head.
James Muller – ‘Arrolla’ – Cloncurry sold Droughtmaster steers for 358c/kg at 203kg returning $728/head.
P.F. Mullins – ‘Lagaven’ – Julia Creek sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 348c/kg at 272kg returning $948/head.
R. & B. Lawton – ‘Merinovale’ – Jackson sold Cross breed steers for 346c/kg at 264kg returning $914/head.
Harry & Susan Glasson – ‘Greenlaw’ – Yaraka sold Santa cross steers for 344c/kg at 290kg returning $1,000/head.
I.R. & B.N. Hornick – ‘Balmoral’ – Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers for 334c/kg at 278kg returning $930/head.
D.W. & C.E. Collinson – ‘West Myall’ – Roma sold Angus steers for 316c/kg at 303kg returning $958/head. The Angus heifers sold for 270c/kg at 291kg returning $786/head.
J & L Kadel – ‘Pameroo’ – Roma sold Angus steers for 314c/kg at 312kg returning $983/head.
Skygrove Pty. Ltd – ‘Yurnga’ – Taroom sold Brangus steers for 308c/kg at 322kg returning $993/head. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold for 286c/kg at 347kg returning $993/head.
D.A. & C.B.M. Twist – ‘Juandah Downs’ – Mungallala sold Charolais cross steers for 304c/kg at 335kg returning $1,020/head.
Weldon Grazing – ‘Glenlinden’ – Injune sold Charbray cross steers for 289c/kg at 378kg returning $1,094/head.
CF & D Walsh – ‘Townsend’ – Roma sold Brahman cross steers for 287c/kg at 439kg returning $1,261/head.
Scott Cattle Co – ‘Thylungra Station’ – Quilpie sold Santa steers for 278c/kg at 399kg returning $1,110/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 338c/kg and averaged 301c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 312c/kg and averaged 274c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 286c/kg, averaging 258c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 282c/kg, averaging 252c/kg.
Alice Downs Pty Ltd – ‘Alice Downs’ – Blackall sold Santa heifers for 338c/kg at 194kg returning $656/head.
Tewinga Pastoral Holdings – ‘Canarie’ – Boulia sold Droughtmaster heifers for 318c/kg at 216kg returning $689/head.
D.B. & F.M. Nicholson – ‘Wongan’ – Winton sold Charolais cross heifers for 308c/kg at 230kg returning $708/head.
Pensini Grazing Pty Ltd – ‘Cameron Downs’ – Hughenden sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 290c/kg at 255kg returning $741/head.
Todd Cattle Co – ‘Munnaweena’ – Mitchell sold Angus cross heifers for 288c/kg at 267kg returning $770/head.
ACBH – ‘Barkly Downs’ – Mt Isa sold Brahman cross heifers for 270c/kg at 407kg returning $1,100/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 194c/kg and averaged 177c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 212c/kg and averaged 198c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 210c/kg, averaging 209c/kg.
Bulls under 400kg topped at 342c/kg and averaged 280c/kg, while bulls in the 400 – 600kg range topped at 260c/kg and averaged 244c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at 240c/kg, averaging 237c/kg.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards


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