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Roma store sale 5 Nov 2019: Cattle numbers fall after western rain

Beef Central, November 6, 2019

Yarding 2940 change -3612

Cattle numbers fell by 3612 to 2940 head at the Roma Store Sale after areas of Western Queensland received good rainfall.

As a result cattle were predominantly drawn from the local supply area. A good panel of buyers was present and operating competitively on the smaller yarding and the overall quality of the yarding was good.

The limited number of single vendor lines of feeder steers sold to strong demand. Prices mostly continued to improve from the previous week and any price variations were reflective of quality.

Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg rose by 1c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers rose by 12c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed fell by 8c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed improved by 7c/kg.

Lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg mostly rose by 4c to 20c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed fell by 4c/kg. Medium weight cows continued to improve up by 3c to 8c/kg. Heavy weight cows mostly remained unchanged.

Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers sold to 308.2c to average 296c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to background or feed sold to 308.2c to average 295c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed sold to 312.2c to average 302c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed sold to 325.2c to average 322c/kg.

Lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers sold to 280.2c to average 248c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to background or feed made to a top of 268.2c to average 247c/kg. The limited number of grown steers under 500kg sold to 312.2c to average 293c/kg.

Grown heifers under 540kg made to 312.2c to average 311c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows sold to 273.2c to average 246c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows sold to 273.2c to average 253c/kg while the heavy weight 4 score cows made to 272.2c to average 270c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls sold to 277.2c to average 266c/kg.

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Roma Saleyard report:

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 298c/kg and averaged 288c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 308c/kg and averaged 284c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 316c/kg and averaged 298c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 325c/kg and averaged 310c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 325c/kg and averaging 314c/kg. Cows and calves hit $1,220/unit.

LT & ML Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 328c/kg, reaching a top of $1,865 to average $1,394.

WA & KE Freeman, Meeleebee, Wallumbilla sold Santa steers to 325c/kg, reaching a top of $1,579 to average $1,346.

G & M Gray Family Trust, Glenleigh Park, Condamine sold Hereford cross steers to 316c/kg, reaching a top of $1,004 to average $946.

EA & KA Offner, Kotupna Park, Chinchilla sold Santa cross steers to 312c/kg, reaching a top of $1,130 to average $1,074.

Doce Pty Ltd, Springwater, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $950 to average $891.

BJ & PC Harrison, Bungaringa, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $904 to average $855.

MK Henry & Co, Blue Hills, Wandoan sold Charbray cross steers to 306c/kg, reaching a top of $1,245 to average $964.

TR & KI Burns Family Trust, Colgoon, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 301c/kg, reaching a top of $845 to average $765. The Santa cross heifers sold to 265c/kg, reaching a top of $1,001 to average $739.

MD & CR Redgen, The Rockies, Roma sold Red Angus cross steers to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $887 to average $887.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 238c/kg and averaged 201c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 280c/kg and averaged 238c/kg. Heifers in the 280- 350kg range topped at 285c/kg, averaging 251c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 300c/kg, averaging 265c/kg.

LJ & LG Crosby, Glen Olive, Miles sold Angus cross heifers to 282c/kg, reaching a top of $931 to average $780.

Tom Darlington Transport, Wongabell, Surat sold Belmont Red cross heifers to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $795 to average $723.

Perrett Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Tunis, Injune sold Angus cross heifers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $856 to average $646.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 230c/kg and averaged 211c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 273c/kg and averaged 227c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 273c/kg, averaging 257c/kg.

PD & D Leahy, Felicia Park, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross cows to 247c/kg, reaching a top of $1,216 to average $1,159.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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