Roma Store 7 Oct 2014: Feedlots active on heavy steers

Beef Central, 07/10/2014

NLRS Roma Store sale commentary

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It was a very mixed quality yarding of cattle. Light weight steers and heifers continued to attract reasonable restocker buyer competition, while all grades of medium and heavy weight steers attracted very strong competition from the full panel of feedlot buyers present and operating. Plainer quality, light and medium weight heifers were harder to sell at times, but quality pens were sought after by processors or lotfeeders. Grown steers over 400kg attracted good feedlot buyer competition. Cows and calves sold to $660/unit.

Light weight yearling steers sold to 222c and averaged 208c, while plainer drafts sold between 164c and 178c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed reached 222c and averaged 205c and those returning to the paddock reached 215c and averaged 207c/kg. The D muscled lines sold between 184c and 187c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers made to 225c and averaged 211c, while plainer pens sold between 178c and 188c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 189c and averaged 166c and those to processors sold to 190c and averaged 173c/kg. Those selling to restocker buyers made to 197c and averaged 179c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 180c and averaged 174c/kg.

Medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 200c and averaged 194c/kg. Store conditioned cows mostly sold between 109c and 114c, while medium weight 3 score cows topped 168c and averaged 146c, with the occasional heavy weight pen selling between 171c and 179c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows reached 187c/kg.




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