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Roma store sale 26 March 2019: Prices lift under cloudy skies

Beef Central, March 27, 2019

Yarding 4602 Change 2389

Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area and a larger panel of buyers was present and operating with increased restocker and feedlot activity.

Steers dominated the yarding and the overall quality was mixed.

Prices continued to rise from last week under cloudy skies and with positive rainfall forecasts.

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

Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers rose by 32c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers rose by 38c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows rose by 16c, while the medium weight 3 score cows rose by 25c/kg.

Calves made to 308.2c to average 255c/kg. Lightweight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers sold to 318.2c to average 292c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to restockers sold to 302.2c to average 291c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 294.2c, to average 286c/kg.

Lightweight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 268.2c to average 239c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to background or feed sold to 232.2c to average 227c/kg. Light weight grown steers to feed sold to 286.2c to average 286c/kg.

The largest sample of grown heifers sold to 210c to average 197.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to 200.2c to average 167c, while the medium weight 3 score cows sold to 220.2c, to average 212c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 223.2c, to average 218c/kg.

Roma store report:

Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 308c/kg and averaged 282c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 318c/kg and averaged 285c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 302c/kg and averaged 284c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 292c/kg and averaged 277c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 278c/kg and averaging 231c/kg.
Cows and calves hit $510/unit.

Golden Pastoral Holdings, Nullin, Yuleba sold Santa cross steers to 318c/kg, reaching a top of $740 to average $676. The Angus heifers sold to 266c/kg, reaching a top of $611 to average $537.

Dalmally Grazing Co, Dalmally, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 308c/kg, reaching a top of $724 to average $645. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 252c/kg, reaching a top of $539 to average $506.

Taylor Grazing, Kevington, Injune sold Santa cross steers to 304c/kg, reaching a top of $1,089 to average $924.

Killarney Park Grazing, Killarney Park, Tambo sold Santa steers to 304c/kg, reaching a top of $646 to average $646.

GJ & CA Roberts, Ridgelands, Injune sold Charolais steers to 302c/kg, reaching a top of $1,030 to average $993.

Butler Grazing Pty Ltd, Teelba Station, Glenmorgan sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 301c/kg, reaching a top of $1,128 to average $742.

The Enniskillen Pastoral Co, Mt Enniskillen, Blackall sold Santa steers to 298c/kg, reaching a top of $1,081 to average $928.

RW & KE Thorne, Holmleigh, Mitchell sold Santa cross steers to 296c/kg, reaching a top of $1,249 to average $826. The Santa cross heifers sold to 242c/kg, reaching a top of $633 to average $536.

Cameron Crozier & Tara Rule, Dulacca South Road, Dulacca sold Brahman cross steers to 294c/kg, reaching a top of $928 to average $811.

R & K Crozier, Dulacca South Road, Dulacca sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 290c/kg, reaching a top of $1,071 to average $729.

Luckona Holdings Pty Ltd, Luckona Downs, Wallumbilla sold Hereford cross steers to 289c/kg, reaching a top of $1,000 to average $881.

Gwenbrook Farms Pastoral Co, Gwenbrook, Roma sold Santa cross steers to 279c/kg, reaching a top of $1,205 to average $1,071.

Strathleigh Farming Co, Strathleigh, St George sold Belmont Red steers to 276c/kg, reaching a top of $887 to average $838.

Brett & Sandy Southern, Gladfield, Mitchell sold Angus cross steers to 272c/kg, reaching a top of $786 to average $786.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 262c/kg and averaged 222c/kg, while heifers in the 220 – 280kg range topped at 266c/kg and averaged 215c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 240c/kg, averaging 213c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 265c/kg, averaging 241c/kg.

W & K Brown sold Angus cross heifers to 262c/kg, reaching a top of $548 to average $520.

Wellesley Pastoral Co, Wellesley, Surat sold Euro cross heifers to 260c/kg, reaching a top of $649 to average $517.

Gary & Kerry Ladbrook, Bulah, Yuleba sold Brangus cross heifers to 232c/kg, reaching a top of $731 to average $560.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 235c/kg and averaged 150c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 220c/kg and averaged 175c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 223c/kg, averaging 195c/kg.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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