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Roma store 28 Aug 2018: Price trends vary in larger yarding

Beef Central, 29/08/2018

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Included in the line-up was a larger number of drought affected classes.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state as well as some from the Northern Territory. Buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week and similar to other markets most were operating very selectively.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lost 14c and the lesser quality lines averaged 21c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 14c less and heavy weights to feed lost 17c/kg. However the better end of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background went against this trend to average 6c/kg better.

Cows to export slaughter improved by 5c to 9c/kg compared to the same sale the previous week.

Steer calves returning to the paddock mostly sold around 253c with some to 286.2c and heifer calves reached 220.2c to average 195c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 266c with some to 286.2c and the poor quality lines averaged 220c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 262c and made to 272.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to 266.2c with most around 262c/kg.

The better end of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 238.2c with a large sample averaging 218c/kg. Drought affected lines averaged from 134c to 150c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 230c and D muscle lines generally sold around 190c/kg. Grown steers in the 400-500kg range to feed made to 216.2c to average 212c/kg.

Drought affected light weight cows averaged 70c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 171c and the best of the medium weights made to 210.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 218.2c to average 209c/kg.

Weekly Roma store press report:

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 298c/kg and averaged 277c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 277c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 279c/kg and averaged 264c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 280c/kg and averaged 257c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 274c/kg and averaging 260c/kg. Cows and calves hit $560/unit.

PL & HM Meacle, Coreena Park, Meandarra sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $657 to average $657.

Cunningham Cattle Co, Ballaroo, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $917 to average $721.

M & K Hudson, Tongy, Mitchell sold Cross breed steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $795 to average $702. The Cross breed heifers sold to 230c/kg, reaching a top of $596 to average $504.

Sheales Pastoral Co, Nullawart, Roma sold Santa steers to 288c/kg, reaching a top of $755 to average $663. The Santa cross heifers sold to 234c/kg, reaching a top of $567 to average $476.

Sunbury Pastoral Co, Sunbury, Isisford sold Charolais cross steers to 279c/kg, reaching a top of $1,178 to average $888.

Mt Cornish Grazing Co, Mount Cornish, Muttaburra sold Santa steers to 278c/kg, reaching a top of $882 to average $834.

EJ & CF Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 277c/kg, reaching a top of $1,011 to average $921. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 250c/kg, reaching a top of $882 to average $828.

Dart Pastoral Co, Thirlstone, Roma sold Droughtmaster steers to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $954 to average $889.

AE Cleland, Creekside, Yuleba sold Santa cross steers to 274c/kg, reaching a top of $1,295 to average $1,227.

CR & DC Fiedler, Mt Lagos, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $1,218 to average $1,203. Simmac Pastoral Co, Mt Maria, Morven sold Angus cross steers to 270c/kg, reaching a top of $780 to average $631. The Angus cross heifers sold to 224c/kg, reaching a top of $682 to average $421.

Argylla Mountains Pastoral, Glencoe, Mount Isa sold Brangus cross steers to 256c/kg, reaching a top of $1,023 to average $918. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 234c/kg, reaching a top of $880 to average $781.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 226c/kg and averaged 210c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 238c/kg and averaged 224c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 250c/kg, averaging 225c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 242c/kg, averaging 217c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 177c/kg and averaged 148c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 219c/kg and averaged 169c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 225c/kg, averaging 203c/kg.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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