Roma store 9 Feb 2016: Cows & calves to $1880 as yarding plunges

Martin Bunyard, 10/02/2016


NLRS market commentary:

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Yardings declined dramatically after rainfall across the region and continued short supply of cattle. Despite the small numbers, a fair amount of restockers were at the sale and feedlot buyers showed solid demand for the few suitable cattle on offer. Light yearling heifers returned to the paddock at up to 8c dearer, while restockers paid up to 17c/kg extra for 3 score cows.

Calves experienced good price gains and light weight yearling steers hit 414c to average between 362c and 380c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 322c, while those to restockers made to 356c and averaged 349c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed earned to 330c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers reached 351c and averaged between 325c and 332c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 338c and averaged 318c, up 14c/kg. The PTIC cows sold between 213c and 222c/kg. A few 3 score medium weight cows to restockers made to 230c, while those to processors earned to 226c and averaged 217c/kg.

Weekly Roma Store press report:

Roma cows and calves hit $1880/unit 

A total of 972 head of cattle were consigned at Roma’s Store Sale.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 414c/kg and averaged 377c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 380c/kg and averaged 364c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 356c/kg and averaged 342c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 330c/kg and averaged 328c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 326c/kg and averaging 284c/kg.

Glenorie Grazing Co, Glenorie, Morven, sold Santa-cross steers to 414c/kg for 175kg to return $724/head. The Santa-cross heifers sold to 360c for 167kg to return $603.

Santana Santas, Myrtlevale, Springsure, sold Santa steers to 380c for 236kg to return $897. The Santa heifers sold to 330c for 255kg to return $844.

D & T Abraham, Dunkeld, St George, sold Droughtmaster steers to 356c for 285kg to return $1017. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 334c for 244kg to return $816.

M & N McKay, Macwood, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 332c for 342kg to return $1136.

Deracroft, Maxvale Station, Jundah, sold Brahman-cross steers to 322c for 377kg to return $1216.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 320c/kg and averaged 306c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 335c/kg and averaged 326c/kg. Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 338c/kg and averaged 318c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 360c/kg and averaged 343c/kg.

Rolf Park North, Orinya, Quilpie, sold Braford-cross heifers sold to 351c for 171kg to return $602.

V & L Coleborn, Myalla, Dulacca, sold Angus heifers to 326c for 313kg to return $1022.

Cows over 500kg N/A, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 230c/kg and averaged 225c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 230c/kg and averaged 209c/kg.

N Hamilton & T Hardy, Fairview, Wandoan, sold Angus-cross cows with calves at foot sold for $1880/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 358c/kg and averaged 345c/kg.


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