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Roma store sale 7 Jan 2020: Yearling steers dominate yarding

Beef Central, 08/01/2020

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Cattle were mostly drawn from the local supply area as producers contend with the ongoing dry conditions.

A small panel of buyers was operating however not all processors were present, with some yet to reopen after the Christmas break.

Yearling steers dominated the yarding with good numbers of yearling heifers also presented.

The overall quality of the yarding varied and prices reflected the variations and reduced buyer presence.

Demand however remained firm for quality lines of feeder steers while yearling heifers also sold to firm demand.

Cows particularly felt the impact of the reduced processor presence.

The largest sample of light weight weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 268.2c to average 255c/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed sold to a top of 288.2c to average 267c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 292.2c to average 275c/kg.

The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 253.2c to average 218c/kg.

There were limited numbers of grown steers and grown heifers yarded.

Light weight poor condition cows sold to 80c to average 70c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to 178c to average 163c while the medium weight 3 score cows made to 195.2c to average 187c/kg.

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

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Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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