Roma Store 3 May 2016: Light steers to 368c/kg

Martin Bunyard, 04/05/2016

NLRS Roma Store market commentary:

Yarding 4692 Change -808

Yarding numbers declined slight, but the quality of store cattle improved this week. Most cattle were drawn from South West and Central West Queensland, while there was one large consignment from Alice Springs, Northern Territory.

All the usual restocker and feedlot buyers were operating and some rainfall across the region boosted buyer enthusiasm. There was also a live export buyer operating during the sale. Heifer calves sold to 328c and averaged 271c, up 2c, while light weight yearling steers made to 368c and mostly ranged between 317c and 336c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed topped at 310c and averaged 293c, up 8c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers earned to 284c and averaged 278c, up 3c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers topped at 336c and mainly ranged between 276c and 289c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed reached 286c and averaged 279c, up 6c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 210c, while PTIC cows reached 218c and averaged 217c/kg to a restocker buyer.

Weekly Roma Store sale press report:

Roma light steers make 368c/kg

A total of 4692 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 346c/kg and averaged 316c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 368c/kg and averaged 327c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 330c/kg and averaged 302c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 330c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 292c/kg and averaging 273c/kg.

Paterson Partnership, Warrong, Mitchell, sold Brangus steers to 368c/kg for 230kg to return $849/head.

Golden Grazing, Potters Flat, Yuleba, sold Angus-cross steers to 360c for 224kg to return $808. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 324c for 228kg to return $740.

Elaine Pampling, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella, sold Angus-cross steers to 340c for 222kg to return $755. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 290c for 202kg to return $587.

Gingie Pastoral Co, Oak Park, Charleville, sold Brangus-cross steers to 334c for 215kg to return $718.

Scott Martyn, Scotts Nimity, Roma, sold Simmental-cross steers to 330c for 310kg to return $1024. The Simmental-cross heifers sold to 291c for 293kg to return $854.

E & C Rolfe, Nindinna, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 314c for 290kg to return $913. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 282c for 310kg to return $875.

R & M Henzell, Birindi, Roma, sold Murray Grey-cross steers to 313c for 344kg to return $1077.

Cumalong Grazing Co, Longvale, Wandoan, sold Droughtmaster steers to 300c for 371kg to return $1115.

John & Lynette Kadel, Pamaroo, Roma, sold Limousin-cross steers to 296c for 378kg to return $1121.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 255c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 300c/kg and averaged 272c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 324c/kg and averaged 281c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 336c/kg and averaged 283c/kg.

Franz Pastoral Trust, Sunset, Dulacca, sold Santa-cross heifers to 296c for 308kg to return $912.

Alan Emery, Mt Beverly, Wallumbilla, sold Angus heifers to 280c for 286kg to return $801.

Cows over 500kg sold to 228c/kg and averaged 214c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 228c/kg and averaged 203c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 226c/kg and averaged 184c/kg.

Clark Bros & Tait, Boongoondoo, Jericho, sold Santa cows to 218c for 475kg to return $1036.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 306c/kg and averaged 282c/kg.


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