Roma store 8 Sep 2015: Restockers active in bigger yarding

Kate Boshammer, 09/09/2015

Roma Store NLRS sale commentary

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Numbers increased by 55% and the larger supply was drawn from a wide area of the state including far western districts. Buyer attendance was good with representatives operating across all classes. Restockers purchased the vast majority of the young light weight cattle. Feeder operators were in direct competition with export processors on medium and heavy weight grown steers and lifted prices by 15c/kg. Most of the cows sold to a dearer trend, with plain condition light weight classes pushed on by strong restocker support, and the better lines to slaughter increased in price by 7c to 10c/kg.

A large number of calves were penned and most returned to the paddock at an average of 317c, while steer calves from the dry areas in the far west made to 364.2c/kg. A large sample of light weight yearling steers, also returning to the paddock, averaged 313c with sales to 336.2c/kg. Medium weights to feed averaged 308c and made to 334.2c, while poor quality lines averaged in the 270c/kg range. Heavy weights to feed averaged 311c and sold to 318.2c/kg. The better end of the light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 310.2c, with a fair sample averaging in the 290c range, while lesser quality lines mostly sold around 248c/kg.

Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 293c and a consignment of heavy weights to feed averaged close to 295c/kg. Light weight plain condition cows returned to the paddock at 196c and medium weights mostly sold around 219c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to slaughter averaged 225c and good heavy cows made to 268.2c, with a fair sample averaging 261c/kg. Young cows and calves made to $1,475/head.

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Roma calves top 364c/kg

A total of 7814 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale. Weaners under 220kg topped at 364c/kg and averaged 317c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 336c/kg and averaged 303c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 336c/kg and averaged 296c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 326c/kg and averaged 295c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 318c/kg and averaging 294c/kg.

Elrose Family Trust, Elrose Station, Boulia, sold Charolais steers to 360c/kg for 130kg to return $471/head. The Charolais heifers sold to 314c for 149kg to return $469.

Russell Mocker, Surprise, St. George, sold Santa-cross steers to 336c for 299kg to return $1007. The Santa heifers sold to 316c for 310kg to return $982.

P & A Ahern, Roylands, Surat, sold Angus-cross steers to 334c for 335kg to return $1119.

Tarrina Trust, Tarrina, Tambo, sold Charolais-cross steers to 326c for 345kg to return $1125.

Loongana Pastoral Co, Six Mile, Mitchell, sold Droughtmaster-cross steers to 322c for 200kg to return $647.

P & S Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby, sold Santa-cross steers to 318c for 410kg to return $1304.

Thornleigh Grazing, Dumfries, Blackall, sold Droughtmaster steers to 318c for 257kg to return $820.

C Bishop, Bimbinette, Wallumbilla, sold Angus-cross steers to 316c for 247kg to return $782. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 309c for 255kg to return $789.

L & J Monize, Belleview, Barcaldine, sold Charbray steers to 310c for 195kg to return $606.

Nissi Farms Pty Ltd, Bobadilla, Roma, sold Hereford-cross steers to 309c for 563kg to return $1742.

D & A Nowland & Sons, Boondoon, Charleville, sold Charolais-cross steers to 300c for 271kg to return $813. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 296c for 201kg to return $596.

M Beitz & H Beitz, Mossview Lodge, Roma, sold Santa steers to 297c for 501kg to return $1490.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 309c/kg and averaged 266c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 326c/kg and averaged 272c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 310c/kg and averaged 268c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 315c/kg and averaged 280c/kg.

Warraco Pty Ltd, Warra, Boulia, sold Santa-cross heifers to 315c for 158kg to return $499.

The Doug Cameron Livestock Trust, Nive Downs, Charleville, sold Angus-cross heifers to 310c for 296kg to return $920.

N & S Courtice, Ladas Downs, Glenmorgan, sold Angus-cross heifers to 308c for 275kg to return $849.

Cows over 500kg sold to 268c/kg and averaged 255c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 260c/kg and averaged 234c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 258c/kg and averaged 203c/kg.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 304c/kg and averaged 251c/kg.



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