Roma Store 3 Mar 2015: Numbers similar, quality improves

Beef Central, 04/03/2015

Roma store sale NLRS commentary

Yarding 6145 Change -315

Numbers remained similar to the previous sale and the quality of cattle yarded improved. The usual feedlot buyers were operating and local restocker buyers were more selective again on light weight yearling steers. Medium weight yearling steers suitable for feed to the trade were 10c cheaper, while good quality heavy yearling steers attracted solid feedlot buyer competition. Feedlot buyers purchased the majority of the good quality light and medium weight heifers. Plain conditioned light yearling heifers were mainly purchased by southern processors. Cows and calves sold to $1230/unit and averaged $919. Light weight yearling steers hit 282c and averaged between 213c and 245c/kg. The D muscled sorts sold to 190c and averaged 186c, down 4c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 250c and averaged 225c, down 10c, while those returning to the paddock sold to 268c and averaged 237c, down 21c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 258c and averaged 243c, up 6c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers sold to 216c and averaged 207c, down 6c, while those to processors hit 206c and averaged 176c, down 13c/kg. Those to restockers made to 206c and averaged 185c, down 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 210c and averaged 188c, up 5c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed reached 198c and averaged 186c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 178c and averaged 159c, while medium weight 4 score cows sold to 188c/kg.

Roma store price summary table:

Description Head Average c/kg Maximum
Steers up to 220kg 335 242 298
220-280kg 600 237 282
280-350kg 723 228 276
350-400kg 250 226 256
400-550kg 347 225 259
Heifers to 220kg 542 184 218
Heifers 220-280kg 653 187 216
Heifers 280-350kg 549 185 220
Heifers 350 to 450 222 194 210
Cows 300-400kg 315 151 174
Cows 400-500kg 393 167 186
Cows Over 500kg 89 182 188
Bulls Up to 400kg 158 180 240


Roma store sale weekly press report:

Roma light steers topped at 298c/kg

A total of 6145 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 298c/kg and averaged 242c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 282c/kg and averaged 237c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 276c/kg and averaged 228c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 256c/kg and averaged 226c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 259c/kg and averaging 225c/kg.

Evesham Pastoral Co, Evesham, Longreach, sold Charolais-cross steers to 298c/kg for 151kg to return $452/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 218c for 192kg to return $420.

M & C Packer, Hartwood, Roma, sold Cross bred steers to 282c for 271kg to return $764.

Cameron Fraser Grazing, Culburnie, Barcaldine, sold Santa steers to 270c for 262kg to return $709. The Santa heifers sold to 210c for 236kg to return $497.

Ryan & Trish Ferguson, Little Bit, Roma, sold Charolais steers to 268c for 336kg to return $902. The Charolais-cross heifers sold 190c for 307kg to return $584.

Foyleview Pastoral Co, Foyleview, Mitchell, sold Simmental-cross steers to 258c for 457kg to return $1179.

G & M Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla, sold Charolais-cross steers to 256c for 397kg to return $1018.

Brad Marks, Augathella, sold Santa steers to 255c for 267kg to return $681.

R & L Philips, Horse Creek, Wandoan, sold Charolais-cross steers to 254c for 466kg to return $1186.

Raceview Pastoral Co, Yarrawonga, Charleville, sold Simbrah steers to 252c for 302kg to return $763.

Gaza Grazing, Banff Downs, Morven, sold Charolais steers to 250c for 235kg to return $589. The Charolais heifers sold 204c for 187kg to return $382.

L & J Monize, Bellevue, Isisford, sold Charolais steers to 242c for 251kg to return $608.

Pratt Holdings, Bimbrah, Longreach, sold Brahman-cross steers to 242c for 218kg to return $529. The Brahman-cross heifers sold to 190c for 172kg to return $328.

D & S Fysh, Acacia Downs, Longreach, sold Angus-cross steers to 240c for 415kg to return $996.

James Stanyer, Coolatah, Charleville, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 236c for 405kg to return $957.

Paterson Partnership, Warrong, Mitchell, sold Brangus steers to 232c for 311kg to return $722.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 210c/kg and averaged 194c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 220c/kg and averaged 185c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 216c/kg and averaged 187c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 218c/kg and averaged 184c/kg.

R & S Hurford, Belgaum, St George, sold Simbrah heifers to 210c for 423kg to return $890.

Albury Pastoral Co, Albury Station, Mungallala, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 208c for 285kg to return $595.

V & D Brumpton, Gum Holes, Amby, sold Droughtmaster-cross heifers to 202c for 372kg to return $752.

Angus Stirton, Yarrawonga, Charleville, sold Angus-cross heifers to 198c for 457kg to return $907.

Cows over 500kg sold to 188c/kg and averaged 182c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 186c/kg and averaged 167c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 174c/kg and averaged 151c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1230/unit and averaged $919/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 240c/kg and average 180c/kg.


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