Roma Store 28 Apr 2014: 13,206 cattle yarded

Beef Central, 30/04/2014

Weekly NLRS Roma Store Sale market commentary:

Yarding 13,206, Change 8356

Large numbers of cattle were trucked into the Roma Store Sale. The very large numbers attracted solid feedlot and restocker buyer competition in a generally good to fair quality yarding of cattle. Despite the big jump in yarding numbers, price averages held mostly firm week-on-week, with light weight yearling steers selling around 200c/kg. Secondary lines of D muscled light weight yearling steers met good restocker buyer competition and lifted 8c/kg. Feedlot buyers were very active on both medium and heavy weight yearling steers, while heavy weight yearling steers hit 202c/kg for those returning to the paddock. Light and medium weight yearling heifers were mixed in quality and price. Some cows were penned but majority were held over until the prime sale. Cows and calves sold $680/unit.

Light weight yearling steers sold to 225c and averaged 200c, down 2c, while plainer lines made to 181c and averaged 175c, up 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feedlot buyers sold to 208c and averaged 189c, down 3c, while those returning to the paddock hit 214c and averaged 201c, up 2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 198c and averaged 185c, down 3c/kg. Those to restocker buyers earned to 202c and averaged 192c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed reached 186c and averaged 163c, unchanged in price, while those to southern processors topped at 170c and averaged 152c, down 13c/kg. The light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock hit 185c and averaged 158c, down 4c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 182c and averaged 174c, up 8c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed hit 173c and averaged 165c/kg for the better quality lines.

The medium and heavy weight grown steers to feed sold between 174c and 177c/kg. Store conditioned cows sold between 85c and 106c with those to restocker buyers averaging 105c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows to processors sold to 145c and averaged 134c/kg.


Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

A total of 13,206 head of cattle were trucked into Roma Saleyards with a large percentage of them sold at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 219c/kg and averaged 175c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 191c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 225c/kg and averaged 194c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 214c/kg and averaged 192c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 202c/kg and averaging 181c/kg.

Elaine Pampling, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella, sold Charolais-cross steers to 225c/kg for 325kg to return $732/head. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 164c for 214kg to return $351.

G & D Burey, Torwood, Mungalalla, sold Santa steers to 219c for 234kg to return $513.

B & C McFadzen, Farmleigh, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 218c for 211kg to return $460.

C & D Walsh, Townsend, Roma, sold EU Hereford-cross steers to 214c for 355kg to return $762.

R Clunes, Lorraine Station, Roma, sold EU Droughtmaster steers to 213c for 365kg to return $779.

Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 212c for 385kg to return $816. The Charolais heifers sold to 185c for 368kg to return $683.

Tumbar Grazing Co, Tumbar, Jericho, sold Angus steers to 208c for 383kg to return $797.

Murphy Grazing Trust, Mossvale, Yuleba, sold Charolais-cross steers to 208c for 302kg to return $629.

Kevin Bredhauer, Rosevale, Wyandra, sold Charolais-cross steers to 207c for 251kg to return $521. The Charolais heifers sold to 168c for 226kg to return $381.

Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 206c for 376kg to return $776.

D & G East, Wyora, Winton, sold Charolais steers to 206c for 310kg to return $640.

Bungoona Pastoral Co, Bungoona, Longreach, sold Charolais steers to 204c for 275kg to return $561.

Terry Jukes, Armadilla, Morven, sold Charolais-cross steers to 202c for 350kg to return $709.

Bryce Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 200c for 349kg to return $699. The Charolais-cross heifers to 179c for 357kg to return $641.

Glengraco Grazing Co, Camelot, Yuleba, sold Hereford-cross steers to 197c for 282kg return $557. The Hereford heifers sold to 153c for 238kg to return $364.

McIntosh Family Grazing, Murrilla South, Glenmorgan, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 196c for 361kg to return $709. The Droughtmaster-cross heifers sold to 177c for 327kg to return $580.

Simmac Pastoral Co, Mt Maria, Morven, sold Angus-cross steers to 191c for 276kg to return $527.

B & S Campbell, Leeson Station, Winton, sold Charolais-cross steers to 190c for 307kg to return $584.

J & C McLoughlin, Lotusvale, Injune, sold Cross bred steers to 178c for 320kg to return $571.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 186c/kg and averaged 168c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 186c/kg and averaged 161c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 168c/kg and averaged 149c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 165c/kg and averaged 144c/kg.

Kindee Pastoral Co sold Santa heifers to 186c for 367kg to return $684.

Sylvester Pastoral Co, Acadia Station, Injune, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 182c for 329kg to return $599.

Oakleigh Grazing Co, Oakleigh, Morven, sold Brangus heifers to 170c for 293kg to return $499.

Davidson Livestock, Cheshire, Tambo, sold Angus-cross heifers to 164c for 233kg to return $383.

Cows over 500kg sold to 143c/kg and averaged 121c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 149c/kg and averaged 134c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 141c/kg and averaged 105c/kg.

S & L Hancock, Euraba, Mitchell, sold Brahman-cross PTIC cows to 149c for 462kg to return $689.

Cows and calves sold to $680/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 174c/kg and average 154c/kg.


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