Roma store sale 21 May 2024: Market firm to dearer for yearling steers

Beef Central, 15/05/2024

Yarding: 8714 Change: +3828

With the anticipation of larger numbers Roma Agents penned 8,712 head 3,828 head more than the previous sale. Cattle were drawn from NT, SA, NSW and Qld.

The yarding consisted of bullocks heavy feeders and large consignments of quality weaners and prime condition cows. The market was firm to dearer for yearling steers however heifers and cows could not maintain the levels from the previous sale. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg topped at 440c to average 421c/kg.

Yearling steers 200 to 280kg sold from 310c to 448c/kg. Yearling steers 280 to 330kg averaged 378c topping at 413c/kg. Yearling steers 330 to 400kg averaged 355c and sold from 306c to 392c/kg. Yearling steers 400 to 480kg sold well to 358c to average 338c/kg. Yearling steers over 480kg sold from 268c to 350c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg sold from 184c to 300c/kg. Yearling heifers 200 to 280kg topped at 320c with the 280 to 330kg selling to 310c/kg. Yearling heifers 330 to 400kg the majority selling to 302c to average 289c/kg. Yearling heifers 400 to 480kg also made to 302c/kg. Yearling heifers over 480kg sold from 218c topping at 288c/kg. Grown steers 400 to 500kg made to 270c/kg. Grown steers 500 to 600kg sold from 220c to 314c/kg. Bullocks over 600kg topped 299c/kg. Grown heifers over 540kg made ton 272c/kg. Another line up of quality prime conditioned cows however could maintain the prices of the previous sale. The 2 score cows 400 to 520kg sold from 140c to 225c/kg.

The 3 score cows with the majority selling from 198c to 240c/kg.

The best of the heavy weight bulls sold to 276c/kg.

Market Reporter David Friend.

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