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Roma store sale 14 Jan 2020: Prices lift on opening rates

Beef Central, January 15, 2020

GDL agent Jack Hannah with a line of Weonia heifers. The heifers sold to 291c/kg, reaching a top of $1,014 to average $763. The steers sold to 322c/kg, reaching a top of $1,173 to average $869.

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Numbers fell as producers wait on the outcome of the forecast rain event later this week.

Cattle were again mostly drawn from the local supply area.

A good panel of buyers was operating with all the regular processors present.

Steers and heifers were yarded in equal numbers along with a good number of cows.

Notably a larger number of calves were also yarded which mostly sold on a dollars per head basis.

The quality of the yarding varied and prices were reflective of the variations, but overall prices improved significantly from the previous week.

Feedlot competition was strong on sought after lines of cattle. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed rose by 34c to 41c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed rose by 31c to 54c/kg. Cows also saw a marked improvement with medium weight cows up from 11c to 40c/kg, while the heavy weight cows rose by 38c/kg.

A good sample of quality medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed made to a top of 322.2c to average 307c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed sold to 313.2c to average 301c/kg. Quality medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed sold to 291.2c, to average 274c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed made to a top of 294.2c to average 288c/kg.

There were limited numbers of grown steers and bullocks yarded.

Grown heifers sold to 289.2c to average 247c/kg. Medium weight store condition cows sold to 198.2c to average 174c/kg, while the medium weight 3 score cows sold to 240.2c to average 227c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows also made to 240.2c to average 228c/kg, while the heavy weight 4 score cows reached a top of 244.2c to average 238c/kg.

The first Roma Prime Sale for 2020 will be held next week on Thursday the 23rd of January and fortnightly thereon.

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Roma store press report

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 304c/kg and averaged 252c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 316c/kg and averaged 284c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 322c/kg and averaged 298c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 313c/kg and averaged 295c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 289c/kg and averaging 298c/kg. Cows and calves hit $0/unit.

William & Tessa Clemesha, Weonia, Bollon sold Charolais cross steers to 322c/kg, reaching a top of $1,173 to average $869. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 291c/kg, reaching a top of $1,014 to average $763.

Killarney Park Grazing, Killarney Park, Tambo sold Santa steers to 321c/kg, reaching a top of $1,466 to average $1,071. The Santa heifers sold to 294c/kg, reaching a top of $1,351 to average $1,068.

Bruce Smith, Coleraine, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 313c/kg, reaching a top of $1,207 to average $1,123.

TM Dawes, Barr Park, Roma sold Santa steers to 311c/kg, reaching a top of $1,084 to average $1,058.

JL, RM, MD & FE Bidgood, Katoomba, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 304c/kg, reaching a top of $725 to average $684.

A & S Burey, Burradoo, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $954 to average $634.

T & H Grazing, Southbrae, Yuleba sold Charolais cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,044 to average $1,037.

Bronte Cattle Co, Bronte, Charleville sold Santa steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $868 to average $843.

C A Warrian, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $1,227 to average $1,162.

Wondolin P/Co, Wondolin, Wallumbilla sold Hereford cross steers to 284c/kg, reaching a top of $883 to average $883. The Angus cross heifers sold to 238c/kg, reaching a top of $873 to average $724.

Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune sold Brahman cross steers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $1,004 to average $1,004.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 220c/kg and averaged 172c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 282c/kg and averaged 234c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 294c/kg, averaging 265c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 294c/kg, averaging 256c/kg.

Ox Beef Trust, Myall, Roma sold Angus cross heifers to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $978 to average $862.

SKS Contractors Pty Ltd, Dongara, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 275c/kg, reaching a top of $1,145 to average $826.

The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 240c/kg, reaching a top of $1,363 to average $1,127.

M & S Benson, Seaside, Yuleba sold Charolais cross heifers to 271c/kg, reaching a top of $884 to average $800.

Wallabella, Wallumbilla sold Angus cross heifers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $728 to average $635.

JT & LK Postle, Doboy, Injune sold Charolais heifers to 244c/kg, reaching a top of $651 to average $569.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 216c/kg and averaged 149c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 250c/kg and averaged 193c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 244c/kg, averaging 224c/kg.

Hillside Group, Hillside, Wallumbilla sold Santa cows to 244c/kg, reaching a top of $1,387 to average $1,226.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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