Yarding 4786 Change -2012
All the usual buyers were present and operating in a market rewarding quality, however the dry of winter is now evident.
The cow market was mostly affected as growers lighten off and batten down the hatches, hopeful for early spring rain.
Calves topped at 374c to average 350c/kg. Yearling steers to restockers representing the majority of the yarding topped at 370c to average 294c/kg. Feedlot entry weight steers topped at 317c to average 283c/kg. Heavier steers to slaughter made to a top of 290c to average 265c/kg.
A handful of grown heifers made to 246c to average 193c/kg. Light bulls returning to the paddock topped at 332c while heavy bulls to slaughter averaged 248c/kg. Cows to slaughter topped at 220c while light conditioned cows topped at 214c/kg and only a handful were returned to the paddock.
Weekly Roma Store press report:
Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 374c/kg and averaged 343c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 368c/kg and averaged 327c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 341c/kg and averaged 321c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 340c/kg and averaged 303c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 321c/kg and averaging 287c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $900/unit.
S J Todd Construction – ‘Brigalow Downs’, Bollon – sold Charolais-cross steers for 368c/kg at 250kg returning $921/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold for 296c/kg at 257kg returning $761/head.
1940 Grazing Company – ‘Bowood’, Mitchell – sold Santa-cross steers for 365c/kg at 222kg returning $812/head.
EJ & CF Rolfe – ‘Marie Downs’, Roma – sold Charolais-cross steers for 360c/kg at 243kg returning $877/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold for 284c/kg at 220kg returning $626/head.
Brad Marks – ‘Bullecourt’, Charleville – sold Santa steers for 354c/kg at 202kg returning $715/head. The Santa cows sold for 206c/kg at 497kg returning $1025/head.
Maranoa Downs Grazing Co. – ‘Maranoa Downs’, Mitchell – sold cross-breed steers for 352c/kg at 206kg returning $726/head. The cross-breed heifers sold for 292c/kg at 246kg returning $721/head.
R B Ford – ‘Hillcrest’, Muckadilla – sold Santa-cross steers for 341c/kg at 327kg returning $1115/head.
C & S Tindall Family Trust – ‘Darr River Downs’, Longreach – sold Shorthorn steers for 339c/kg at 289kg returning $981/head.
Willdale Beef – ‘Willdale’, Ward – sold Angus-cross steers for 338c/kg at 212kg returning $718/head.
Rangeview Partnership – ‘Kenmore’, Dulacca – sold Charolais-cross steers for 336c/kg at 289kg returning $971/head.
AW & EJ Forster – ‘Belfield Station’, Winton – sold Charolais-cross steers for 336c/kg at 281kg returning $945/head.
L Waldron and R Dean – Roma – sold Droughtmaster-cross steers for 320c/kg at 336kg returning $1075/head.
LJ & SG Hanna – ‘Terrarara’, Mitchell – sold Santa steers for 320c/kg at 309kg returning $989/head. The Santa heifers sold for 270c/kg at 296kg returning $801/head.
DS & CL Brumpton – ‘Richland Hill’, Mitchell – sold Santa steers for 306c/kg at 424kg returning $1300/head.
LSW & P I Richards – ‘Pine Grove’, Roma – sold Santa steers for 305c/kg at 420kg returning $1281/head.
I & E Graham – ‘Kidston’, Roma – sold Droughtmaster-cross steers for 304c/kg at 421kg returning $1281/head.
Heifers under 220kg topped at 312c/kg and averaged 282c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 312c/kg and averaged 271c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 294c/kg and averaged 256c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 302c/kg, averaging 236c/kg.
Wallockatoo Pastoral Co. – ‘Wallockatoo’, Wandoan – sold EU Accredited Angus- cross heifers for 312c/kg at 258kg returning $807/head.
GW, R & MJ Bauer – ‘Greendale’, Tambo – sold Charbray heifers for 278c/kg at 200kg returning $556/head. The Charbray cows sold for 220c/kg at 595kg returning $1310/head.
Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 190c/kg and averaged 135c/kg, while cows in the 400-500kg range reached 208c/kg and averaged 177c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 220c/kg, averaging 203c/kg.
Bulls under 400kg reached 364c/kg and averaged 282c/kg.
Sources: Roma Saleyards, NLRS