Roma Store 5 May 2015: Oats restockers add competition

Martin Bunyard, 05/05/2015

Roma Store Sale NLRS commentary

Yarding 9234 Change 2323

Yarding numbers jumped 25% week-on-week, with large consignments from the local supply area and central west Queensland. The quality of store cattle was fair to good, with all the usual feedlot buyers operating. Good numbers of restocker buyers were present and provided extra competition for some heavy weight yearling steers going to oats crops. Good quality light and medium weight heifers continued to attracted solid competition from feedlot, processor, and restocker buyers, but plainer sorts were cheaper. Cows and calves sold to $1,100/unit.

Light weight yearling steers topped at 298c and averaged 268c, up 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 270c and averaged 240c, while those to restockers earned to 290c and averaged 259c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed reached 268c and averaged 250c, up 1c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock hit 235c and averaged 218c, while those to feedlot buyers sold to 240c and averaged 209c/kg. Those to processors topped at 234c and averaged 213c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 234c and averaged 214c, while those to restockers earned to 238c and averaged 211c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 224c and averaged 209c, while those to restockers hit 222c and averaged 205c/kg for good quality sorts.

Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:

Roma steers make 298c/kg

A total of 9234 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 292c/kg and averaged 257c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 298c/kg and averaged 262c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 290c/kg and averaged 249c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 270c/kg and averaged 240c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 268c/kg and averaging 248c/kg.

R & A Bredhauer, Rosevale, Wyandra, sold Angus steers to 298c/kg for 221kg to return $660/head. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 232c for 243kg to return $564.

Golden Grazing, Potters Flat, Yuleba, sold Charolais steers to 292c for 275kg to return $805. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 235c for 252kg to return $593.

Joy Naish, Coralbyn, Wandoan, sold Angus-cross steers to 285c for 304kg to return $867.

P & S Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby, sold Santa steers to 270c for 400kg to return $1081.

JS Grazing, Double J, Injune, sold Angus steers to 270c for 315kg to return $851.

W & M Jones, Norolle, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 268c for 419kg to return $1124.

Rothfield Grazing Co, Glenalvon, Mitchell, sold Santa steers to 266c for 277kg to return $737. The Santa heifers sold to 236c for 283kg to return $668.

W & R Taylor, Saramac Downs, Wallumbilla, sold Simmental-cross steers to 265c for 377kg to return $1000.

The Charlton Trust, Charlton, Roma, sold Cross bred steers to 263c for 400kg to return $1053.

The Flower family, Garrabarra, Roma, sold Santa-cross steers to 261c for 387kg to return $1012. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 236c for 332kg to return $784.

David Mason, Stanley Park, Roma, sold Cross bred steers to 255c for 502kg to return $1283.

N Dickson, The Lake, Aramac, sold Braford steers to 250c for 424kg to return $1060.

I & M Campbell, St Lucia, Boulia, sold Brangus steers to 246c for 332kg to return $817.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 240c/kg and averaged 211c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 240c/kg and averaged 208c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 236c/kg and averaged 203c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 236c/kg and averaged 194c/kg.

R & J Davidson, Jansue, Jackson, sold Santa-cross heifers to 240c for 378kg to return $909.

Peel Mungerie, Inverness, Blackall, sold Santa heifers to 240c for 301kg to return $723.

S & R Cormack, Perola Park, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 235c for 330kg to return $778.

A & R Richardson, Nimity, Roma, sold Angus-cross heifers to 234c for 410kg to return $960.

Currawilla Pastoral Co, Currawilla, Windorah, sold Charolais heifers to 234c for 344kg to return $807.

Bambloom, Richmond Downs, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 225c for 444kg to return $999.

Cronulla Trust, Cronulla, Longreach, sold Santa heifers to 225c for 332kg to return $747.

Formosa Farming Co, Formosa Downs, Surat, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 222c for 490kg to return $1088.

Cows over 500kg sold to 205c/kg and averaged 192c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 208c/kg and averaged 178c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 188c/kg and averaged 150c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1100/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 194c/kg and average 178c/kg.


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