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Roma store 1 Dec 2020: Heifers account for half of smaller yarding

Beef Central, 02/12/2020

Ray White Roma agent Jack Clanchy with a line of I & M Campbell steers last Tuesday, Nov 25. The steers sold to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $1,812 to average $1,250.

Yarding 4606 Change -3358

CATTLE numbers fell at the Roma Store Sale with a total yarding of 4,606, down from the previous week by 3,358 head.

Cattle were drawn from the local supply area along with good numbers from the west.

Heifers accounted for almost half the mixed quality yarding, with prices reflective of the quality variations.

A good buying panel was present and included all processors and feedlots along with interstate restockers. Demand remained firm for quality cattle.

Steers eased in places while heifers saw improvements, however cows eased across all categories.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg improved by 16c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell by 8c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg improved by 17c/kg. Heavy weight cows fell by 9c to 12c/kg. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers sold to 620.2c to average 547c/kg.

The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 540.2c to average 488c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed sold to 474.2c to average 448c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 446.2c to average 434c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 424.2c to average 411c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers reached a top of 560.2c to average 513c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 526.2c to average 467c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 478.2c to average 445c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to restockers made to a top of 438.2c to average 424c/kg. Heavy weight grown steers sold to 358.2c to average 353c/kg. The best of the grown heifers reached a top of 346.2c to average 335c/kg.

Medium weight PTIC cows to restockers sold to 324.2c to average 318c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows to processors sold to a top of 286.2c to average 278c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 292.2c to average 280c/kg. A good sample of heavy weight bulls made to 332.2c to average 323c/kg. Cows and calves reached a top of $2600/unit.

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Weekly Roma Store report

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 620c/kg and averaged 513c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 510c/kg and averaged 458c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 494c/kg and averaged 423c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 446c/kg and averaged 407c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 430c/kg and averaging 386c/kg. Cows and calves hit $2,600/unit.

MJ & CJ McQueen, Ingle Downs, Winton sold Braford cross steers to 590c/kg, reaching a top of $1,472 to average $1,022. The Braford cross heifers sold to 560c/kg, reaching a top of $1,025 to average $879.

LL & NA Britton, Mt Landsborough Stn, Winton sold Santa cross steers to 576c/kg, reaching a top of $1,281 to average $974. The Santa heifers sold to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $1,209 to average $956.

John Allwood, Thomond, Yuleba sold Angus cross steers to 530c/kg, reaching a top of $1,032 to average $972.

EJ & CF Rolfe, Marie Downs, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 510c/kg, reaching a top of $1,448 to average $1,325.

Southampton Partnership, Southampton, St George sold Santa steers to 498c/kg, reaching a top of $1,096 to average $840. The Santa heifers sold to 498c/kg, reaching a top of $937 to average $838.

GFC Mellstrom, Raceview, Charleville sold Santa cross steers to 494c/kg, reaching a top of $1,517 to average $1,363.

GE & LF Thornton, Westlyn, Morven, sold Charolais cross steers to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,843 to average $1,419. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 474c/kg, reaching a top of $1,454 to average $1,290.

Main Creek Pastoral, Manumbar, sold Simmental cross steers to 466c/kg, reaching a top of $1,665 to average $1,600. The Simmental cross heifers sold to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,416 to average $1,416.

IC Jackson & DA Jones, Elavirem, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 462c/kg, reaching a top of $1,436 to average $1,321. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,247 to average $1,132.

Nicky Smith & CA Lasker, Koroit, Stonehenge sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $2,018 to average $1,747. The Droughtmaster cows sold to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,618 to average $1,521.

Ray W Thomas, Burrenbah, Mungindi, sold Santa cross steers to 446c/kg, reaching a top of $1,958 to average $1,732.

C A Warrian, Roma sold Charolais steers to 424c/kg, reaching a top of $1,809 to average $1,805.

Tacanta Pty Ltd, Cottesmore, Quilpie sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 405c/kg, reaching a top of $1,996 to average $1,522. The Droughtmaster cross cows sold for 287c/kg, reaching a top of $1,619 to average $1,420.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 560c/kg and averaged 478c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 516c/kg and averaged 418c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 478c/kg, averaging 383c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 440c/kg, averaging 352c/kg.

Ogg & Co, Ayrshire Downs, Winton sold Santa cross heifers to 540c/kg, reaching a top of $1,764 to average $1,304.

JC & GM Worsfold, Oakwells, Injune sold Charolais cross heifers to 526c/kg, reaching a top of $1,181 to average $1,110.

William & Tessa Clemesha, Weonia, Bollon, sold Charolais cross heifers to 516c/kg, reaching a top of $1,684 to average $1,416.

Ularunda Grazing, Ularunda, Morven sold Brahman Cross heifers to 337c/kg, reaching a top of $1,532 to average $1,469.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 280c/kg and averaged 227c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 350c/kg and averaged 276c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 292c/kg, averaging 275c/kg.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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