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Roma store sale 11 May 2021: Northern restockers compete for larger yarding

Beef Central, 12/05/2021

Elders Mitchell agent Dave Phillips and vendors Sandra and Rob Cornish with Cornish Grazing Pty Ltd heifers. The heifers sold to 442c/kg, reaching a top of $1,680 to average $1,650. The steers sold to 446c/kg, reaching a top of $1,968 to average $1,762.

Yarding 6786 Change 1318

Around two thirds of the yarding was drawn from Western and North Western Queensland.

The overall quality of the yarding was mixed with a good proportion of cattle presented in store condition.

A larger buying panel was present and operating and included all regular processors, which saw an increase in restocker competition with northern restockers swelling the buying panel numbers.

Steers accounted for over half of the yarding which again included a large single vendor run of PTIC heifers, along with PTIC cows, which sold to very strong restocker demand. Competition remained firm, with prices improving across the steers portion from the previous week, while heifers saw improvements in places.

Cows to processors eased however solid restocker demand led to improvements for cows returning to the paddock.

Light weight steers improved by 12c to 31c. The lead of the medium weight steers to feed improved by 6c to 11c. Heavy weight steers improved by 6c to 12c.

Light weight heifers to restockers improved by 7c to 42c, while medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed fell by 19c/kg. Meduim weight heifers under 400kg to feed improved by 10c, with heavy weight heifers to feed also improving, up y 13c/kg. Heavy weight cows fell in price by 2c to 3c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg were again few in numbers, and sold to a top of 618.2c to average 607c/kg. A good sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 604.2c to average 558c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 578.2c to average 515c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 530.2c to average 468c, while heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 500.2c to average 411c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 581.2c to average 524c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 586.2c to average 513c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 499.2c to average 471c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed reached a top of 477.2c to average 444c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to a top of 412.2c to average 412c/kg.

The best of the grown steers sold to 381.2c to average 381c/kg. The a good sample of grown heifers sold to a top of 366.2c to average 365 c/kg. Restocker demand remained strong for another run of a large single vendor line of PTIC grown yearling heifers which sold on a dollars per head basis to a top of $2500/head. Restocker competition was also strong for PTIC cows with one run of PTIC cows sold on a dollars per head basis to a top of $2200/head, while a second line of heavy weight PTIC cows sold to a top of $350.2c, to average 328c/kg.

Processor demand remained firm for cows as medium weight 3 scores sold to 300.2c to average 295c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 300.2c to average 294c/kg. Heavy weight 4 score cows reached a top of 311.2c to average 306c/kg.

Light weight bulls to restockers sold to a top of 600.2c to average 526c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 326.2c to average 326c/kg.

Cows and calves reached a top of $2500/unit.

Market reporter: Sherrill Stivano

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Weekly Roma Saleyards report

Ray White Roma agents Justine Allwood and Jack Clanchy with Lynn and Lou Britton representing Peter and Carol Britton. The cows sold to 309c/kg, reaching a top of $2,200 to average $1,837. The steers sold to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $2,112 to average $1,664. The Santa heifers sold to 586c/kg, reaching a top of $1,663 to average $1,333.

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 618c/kg and averaged 580c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 598c/kg and averaged 547c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 578c/kg and averaged 489c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 528c/kg and averaged 449c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 500c/kg and averaging 401c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,200/unit.

RC & SJ Watson, Boothulla, Cooladdi sold Cross breed steers to 618c/kg, reaching a top of $1,164 to average $1,046. The Cross breed heifers sold to 524c/kg, reaching a top of $1,081 to average $931.

Farnham Grazing Co, Farnham Plains, Eulo sold Charolais cross steers to 610c/kg, reaching a top of $1,771 to average $1,511. The Santa cross heifers sold to 548c/kg, reaching a top of $1,620 to average $1,301.

O’Connell Grazing Trust, Wombula, Cunnamulla sold Santa cross steers to 604c/kg, reaching a top of $1,848 to average $1,598. The Santa cross heifers sold to 558c/kg, reaching a top of $1,960 to average $1,583. The Santa cross cows sold to 350c/kg, reaching a top of $1,828 to average $1,652.

FI & MJ Taylor, Lying Downs, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 596c/kg, reaching a top of $1,430 to average $1,407.

Moyallen Past Co, Plain View, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 590c/kg, reaching a top of $1,532 to average $1,417.

Nixon Pastoral Co, Kenmore, Charleville sold Charolais cross steers to 584c/kg, reaching a top of $1,680 to average $1,502. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 552c/kg, reaching a top of $1,326 to average $1,187.

Malcolm Burey, Back Creek, Amby sold Charolais cross steers to 578c/kg, reaching a top of $1,812 to average $1,597.

LL & SD Bode, Percol Plains, McKinlay sold Charolais cross steers to 568c/kg, reaching a top of $1,575 to average $1,440. The Angus cross heifers sold to 564c/kg, reaching a top of $2,500 to average $1,633.

PR & MC Maunder, Burnside, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross steers to 548c/kg, reaching a top of $1,720 to average $1,646. The Santa cross heifers sold to 506c/kg, reaching a top of $1,297 to average $1,273.

GE & P Smith, Wallumbilla sold Santa steers to 546c/kg, reaching a top of $1,670 to average $1,617.

BW & EA Godfrey, Lanifer Station, Winton sold Charolais cross steers to 544c/kg, reaching a top of $1,910 to average $1,718. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 536c/kg, reaching a top of $1,700 to average $1,369.

PJ & CR Britton, Brighton Downs, Winton sold Santa cross steers to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $2,112 to average $1,664. The Santa heifers sold to 586c/kg, reaching a top of $1,663 to average $1,333. The Santa cross cows sold to 309c/kg, reaching a top of $2,200 to average $1,837.

BK & LJ Mathews, Ve Jovis, Jundah sold Santa cross steers to 536c/kg, reaching a top of $1,889 to average $1,750.

WH Cameron Family Trust, Kheri Station, McKinlay sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 534c/kg, reaching a top of $1,716 to average $1,440.

Derbyshire Downs Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, Derbyshire Downs, Augathella sold Angus cross steers to 530c/kg, reaching a top of $1,839 to average $1,669. The Angus cross heifers sold to 499c/kg, reaching a top of $1,426 to average $1,418.

Athelstane Pastoral Co, Athelstane Station, Winton sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 520c/kg, reaching a top of $1,553 to average $1,462. The Droughtmaster cross heifers sold to 470c/kg, reaching a top of $1,236 to average $1,139.

Brigalow Beef Co, Towrie, Injune sold Composite steers to 502c/kg, reaching a top of $1,888 to average $1,623.

Wells & Sons, Elrose, Boulia sold Hereford cross steers to 502c/kg, reaching a top of $1,613 to average $1,390.

TBO Rural, North Quibet, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $2,176 to average $1,683. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 480c/kg, reaching a top of $1,644 to average $1,563.

RS Loughnan, Alicker, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,766 to average $1,668. The Charolais cross heifers to 477c/kg, reaching a top of $1,705 to average $1,703.

LDC, MA, LD & LA Perrett, Farmleigh, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 490c/kg, reaching a top of $1,940 to average $1,742.

Lorraine Pastoral Co P/L, Lorraine Station, Cloncurry sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,695 to average $1,587.

AJ McIntosh Family Grazing, Murilla South, Glenmorgan sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,782 to average $1,767.

Roberts Cattle Co, Noorama Stn, Cunnamulla sold Brangus steers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,626 to average $1,423. The Brahman heifers sold to 448c/kg, reaching a top of $1,463 to average $1,213.

Cornish Grazing Pty Ltd, Riverview, Mitchell sold Charolais steers to 446c/kg, reaching a top of $1,968 to average $1,762. The Charolais heifers sold to 442c/kg, reaching a top of $1,680 to average $1,650.

LB Littlewood & CM Bignell, Tanilba, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $1,957 to average $1,679.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 586c/kg and averaged 524c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 550c/kg and averaged 454c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 499c/kg, averaging 416c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 477c/kg, averaging 400c/kg.

AJM Pastoral Co, Eulo sold Composite heifers to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $2,080 to average $1,632.

The Composite cows and calves sold to $2,200.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 358c/kg and averaged 279c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 350c/kg and averaged 299c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 350c/kg, averaging 298c/kg.

Pendine Past Co, Pendine Station, Barcaldine sold Santa cross cows to 331c/kg, reaching a top of $1,634 to average $1,446.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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