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Roma Store 7 Apr 2015: Light steers to 280c

James Nason, 08/04/2015

Roma Store Sale NLRS Commentary:

Yarding 1999 Change -3748

Yarding numbers declined 65pc after some good rainfall across some of the usual supply areas over the weekend. The quality of cattle penned varied from plain to good quality steers and heifers. Fewer restockers were present at the sale, but those in attendance displayed solid demand for good light weight yearling steers and heifers. All the usual commission feedlot buyers were active and prices remained similar to the previous week for medium and heavy yearling steers, while good quality medium weight heifers jumped 9c/kg. The major export processors showed increased demand for the small yarding of cows. Cows and calves topped at $1000 and averaged $761/unit.

Light weight yearling steers sold to 280c for light weight sorts, while slightly heavier consignments made to 272c and most averaged between 243c and 245c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed hit 260c and averaged 234c, while those returning to the paddock hit 274c and averaged 258c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 260c and averaged 250c, up 2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 208c and averaged 199c, up 6c, while those to processors topped at 200c and averaged 196c, up 8c/kg. Those to feedlot buyers reached 210c and averaged 194c, up 3c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed hit 220c and averaged 191c, up 9c/kg.

Medium weight 3 score cows made to 182c and averaged 176c, up 6c, while heavy weight 4 score cows earned to 194c and averaged 190c, up 2c/kg.

Roma Store Sale Weekly Press Report:

Roma light steers hit 280c/kg

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Bill Little with young William Little at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday. Picture: Martin Bunyard.

A total of 1999 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 280c/kg and averaged 251c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 262c/kg and averaged 237c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 274c/kg and averaged 236c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 258c/kg and averaged 231c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 260c/kg and averaging 226c/kg.

P & K Rayner, Bellevue, Isisford, sold Charolais-cross steers to 280c/kg for 190kg to return $534/head. The Shorthorn heifers sold to 208c for 168kg to return $351.

R & J Brown, Farewell, Winton, sold Santa-cross steers to 272c for 284kg to return $773.

D & C Blanch, Bendiboi, Surat, sold Angus steers to 261c for 263kg to return $689. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 201c for 283kg to return $570.

Grace Gray, Wallabella, Wallumbilla, sold Brangus-cross steers to 254c for 460kg to return $1169.

Ray Schmidt, Muya, Mitchell, sold Santa-cross steers to 250c for 395kg to return $988.

Hayfield Pastoral Co, Hayfield, Jundah, sold Blonde D’Aquitaine steers to 248c for 280kg to return $694.

A, K, & T Sutton, Bundabar, Glenmorgan, sold Santa-cross steers to 248c for 278kg to return $690.

Lyle Brown, Mount Leigh, Wallumbilla, sold Santa-cross steers to 244c for 211kg to return $515. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 196c for 196kg to return $385.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 222c/kg and averaged 191c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 210c/kg and averaged 192c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 204c/kg and averaged 193c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 208c/kg and averaged 190c/kg.

J, L, & M Kadel, Pameroo, Roma, sold Limousin-cross heifers to 222c for 402kg to return $893.

V, K, & A Hafemeister, Oakleigh, Injune, sold Angus-cross heifers to 204c for 310kg to return $634.

J, M, & T Gallagher, Dunwaiten, Surat, sold Droughtmaster heifers to 195c for 515kg to return $1004.

C & B Kuhl, Bundoran, Richmond, sold Angus-cross heifers to 195c for 368kg to return $717.

Cows over 500kg sold to 194c/kg and averaged 188c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 194c/kg and averaged 168c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 175c/kg and averaged 132c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $1000/unit and averaged $761/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 186c/kg and average 155c/kg.

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