Roma store 20 Feb 2018: Market firms on rain for 11,000 head yarding

James Nason, 21/02/2018

Yarding 11,165 Change -953

Drought affected, poor conditioned cattle were plentiful and held good money with the overall quality better than last week.

There were multiple keen restocking and backgrounding buyers out to fill orders due to recent rains.

Interestingly this week there were 1,000 more heifers offered than steers.

Steers weighing up to 280kg topped at 392c to average 284c/kg. Trade steers to feed topped at 308.2 to average 288c/kg. Heavy steers over 400kg topped at 292c to average 280c/kg. Young heifers topped at 338c to average 257c/kg. Heifers over 280kg made to 290c to average 243c/kg.

Grown Steers topped at 265c to average 257c/kg. Cows, the majority lighter in condition, topped at 210c to average 179c/kg. Light bulls less than 450kg back to the paddock made to 342.2 to average 310c/kg. Heavy bulls topped at 258c to average 247c/kg. Cows with calves at foot topped at $1,4900/unit.

Weekly Roma Store Press report:

A total of 11,165 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 388c/kg and averaged 349c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 364c/kg and averaged 319c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 358c/kg and averaged 291c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 304c/kg and averaged 276c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topped at 288c/kg and averaged 272c/kg.

Cows and calves hit $1,490/unit.

GP Cattle Co – ‘Portland Downs’ – Ilfracombe sold Angus cross steers for 388c/kg at 163kg returning $634/head. The Angus cross heifers sold for 318c/kg at 179kg returning $570/head.
S.J. & J.E. Molloy – ‘Wyjonta Station’ – Tibooburra sold Droughtmaster steers for 366c/kg at 176kg returning $647/head.

Gwenbrook Farms – ‘Gwenbrook’ – Roma sold Charolais cross steers for 362c/kg at 262kg returning $950/head. The Charolais heifers sold for 280c/kg at 275kg returning $772/head.
Quilberry Pastoral Co. – ‘Quilberry’ – Charleville sold Santa cross steers for 358c/kg at 299kg returning $1,071/head. The Santa cross heifers sold for 302c/kg at 196kg returning $595/head.

James Muller – ‘Arrolla’ – Cloncurry sold Droughtmaster steers for 358c/kg at 203kg returning $728/head.
P.F. Mullins – ‘Lagaven’ – Julia Creek sold Droughtmaster cross steers for 348c/kg at 272kg returning $948/head.

R. & B. Lawton – ‘Merinovale’ – Jackson sold Cross breed steers for 346c/kg at 264kg returning $914/head.
Harry & Susan Glasson – ‘Greenlaw’ – Yaraka sold Santa cross steers for 344c/kg at 290kg returning $1,000/head.

I.R. & B.N. Hornick – ‘Balmoral’ – Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross steers for 334c/kg at 278kg returning $930/head.
D.W. & C.E. Collinson – ‘West Myall’ – Roma sold Angus steers for 316c/kg at 303kg returning $958/head. The Angus heifers sold for 270c/kg at 291kg returning $786/head.

J & L Kadel – ‘Pameroo’ – Roma sold Angus steers for 314c/kg at 312kg returning $983/head.

Skygrove Pty. Ltd – ‘Yurnga’ – Taroom sold Brangus steers for 308c/kg at 322kg returning $993/head. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold for 286c/kg at 347kg returning $993/head.
D.A. & C.B.M. Twist – ‘Juandah Downs’ – Mungallala sold Charolais cross steers for 304c/kg at 335kg returning $1,020/head.

Weldon Grazing – ‘Glenlinden’ – Injune sold Charbray cross steers for 289c/kg at 378kg returning $1,094/head.
CF & D Walsh – ‘Townsend’ – Roma sold Brahman cross steers for 287c/kg at 439kg returning $1,261/head.
Scott Cattle Co – ‘Thylungra Station’ – Quilpie sold Santa steers for 278c/kg at 399kg returning $1,110/head.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 338c/kg and averaged 301c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 312c/kg and averaged 274c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 286c/kg, averaging 258c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 282c/kg, averaging 252c/kg.

Alice Downs Pty Ltd – ‘Alice Downs’ – Blackall sold Santa heifers for 338c/kg at 194kg returning $656/head.
Tewinga Pastoral Holdings – ‘Canarie’ – Boulia sold Droughtmaster heifers for 318c/kg at 216kg returning $689/head.

D.B. & F.M. Nicholson – ‘Wongan’ – Winton sold Charolais cross heifers for 308c/kg at 230kg returning $708/head.
Pensini Grazing Pty Ltd – ‘Cameron Downs’ – Hughenden sold Droughtmaster cross heifers for 290c/kg at 255kg returning $741/head.

Todd Cattle Co – ‘Munnaweena’ – Mitchell sold Angus cross heifers for 288c/kg at 267kg returning $770/head.
ACBH – ‘Barkly Downs’ – Mt Isa sold Brahman cross heifers for 270c/kg at 407kg returning $1,100/head.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 194c/kg and averaged 177c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 212c/kg and averaged 198c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 210c/kg, averaging 209c/kg.

Bulls under 400kg topped at 342c/kg and averaged 280c/kg, while bulls in the 400 – 600kg range topped at 260c/kg and averaged 244c/kg. Bulls over 600kg topped at

240c/kg, averaging 237c/kg.


Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards


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