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Roma store 3 Oct 2017: Heifers lift 10-15c

Beef Central, 04/10/2017

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There was a yarding of 2,821 head today at Roma Store Sale down 760 head on last week. Young heifers sold well up 10c to 15c on last week and formed the majority of the yarding where all buyers were in attendance and operating.

Mixed sex calves made to 384c/kg. Weaner steers less than 280kg made to 338.2c, to average 334c/kg. Trade steers over 280kg made to 336c to average 296c/kg. Bullocks, 4 to 6 tooth, made to 271.2c to average 256c/kg. Weaner heifers less than 280kg made to 340.2c, to average 282c/kg.

Heavy heifers to slaughter made to 250.2c, to average 239c/kg. 2 score cows made to 190c to average 189c/kg. Heavy cows to slaughter made to 222.2c, to average 195c/kg. Light bulls less than 450kg made 302c, to average 246c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 246c, to average 229c/kg.

Weekly Roma Store press report:

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 388c/kg and averaged 368c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 388c/kg and averaged 327c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 360c/kg and averaged 307c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 328c/kg and averaged 281c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 274c/kg and averaging 254c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,080/unit.

S Kidman & Co – ‘Durham Downs’ – Eromanga sold Santa steers at 388c/kg at 231kg returning $896/head. The Santa heifers went for 320c/kg at 215kg returning $688/head.

AJ & CJ Adams – ‘Rostrevor’ – Blackall sold Murray Grey steers at 360c/kg at 298kg returning $1,075/head. The Murray Grey heifers went for 296c/kg at 204kg returning $605/head.

J.E. & J.L. Creevey – ‘Lucknow’ – Augathella sold Charolais steers at 342c/kg at 240kg returning $823/head. The Charbray heifers went for 304c/kg at 263kg returning $802/head.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 326c/kg and averaged 301c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 320c/kg and averaged 289c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 288c/kg, averaging 256c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 258c/kg, averaging 245c/kg.

B.L. & A.M. Rayment – ‘Connemara’ – Jundah sold Droughtmaster cross heifers at 326c/kg at 180kg returning $589/head.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 198c/kg and averaged 172c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 217c/kg and averaged 197c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 226c/kg, averaging 214c/kg.

Pendine Past Co. – ‘Pendine Station’ – Barcaldine sold Santa cows at 224c/kg at 668kg returning $1,499/head.

Lumeah Grazing – ‘Lumeah’ – Blackall sold Charolais cross cows at 222c/kg at 649kg returning $1,442/head.

Source: Roma Saleyard, National Livestock Reporting Service

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