NLRS Roma Store Sale market commentary:
Yarding 5519, Change -2389
Good lines of South West Queensland yearling steers and heifers were penned, with mixed quality consignments from North West parts of the state also yarded. The panel of restocker buyers included several northern NSW buyers and a couple of Darling Downs livestock producers. Good quality yearling steers and heifers sold well, while solid feedlot buyer competition for heavy weight yearling steers resulted in prices lifting 5c/kg. The quality of medium weight yearling heifers was mixed and feedlot buyer interest was limited. A full panel of export processors was operating on all classes of cows. Cows and calves sold to $640/unit.
Light weight yearling steers sold to 200c and averaged 188c, up 2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers sold to 182c and averaged between 173c and 177c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed topped at 197c and averaged 191c, up 5c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feedlot buyers made to 145c and averaged 130c, down 10c, while those to processors earned to 163c and averaged 136c, up 10c/kg. Those returning to the paddock hit 176c and averaged 154c, up 20c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to 140c, down 8c, while those to restockers sold to 144c/kg.
Grown steers to feed made to 188c and averaged 154c and 177c, depending on quality. A pen of light weight 2 score cows sold to 89c, while medium weight 3 score cows reached 129c and averaged 119c/kg. The heavy weight 4 score cows earned to 136c and averaged 133c/kg.
Weekly Roma Store Sale press report:
A total of 5519 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale.
Weaners under 220kg topped at 197c/kg and averaged 175c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 200c/kg and averaged 181c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 200c/kg and averaged 170c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 182c/kg and averaged 170c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 197c/kg and averaging 176c/kg.
J & Y Freeman, Emohruo, Roma, sold Charolais-cross steers to 200c/kg for 292kg to return $585/head. The Charolais-cross heifers sold to 176c for 287kg to return $507.
R & J Copeland, Knockbine, Taroom, sold Angus steers to 200c for 264kg to return $528.
Boxel Holdings, Valley Downs, Barcaldine, sold Droughtmaster steers to 198c for 231kg to return $459. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 130c for 220kg to return $286.
Sutton Beef, Bundabar, Glenmorgan, sold Santa steers to 198c for 228kg to return $451. The Santa heifers sold to 176c for 268kg to return $473.
L & M Price, Mt Hope, Wallumbilla, sold Droughtmaster steers to 197c for 503kg to return $991.
A & P Byrne, Pinelands, Injune, sold Angus-cross steers to 196c for 254kg to return $498. The Angus-cross heifers sold to 168c for 221kg to return $372.
K & R Burey, Yarara, St George, sold Santa-cross steers to 191c for 462kg to return $884.
J, R, M, & F Bidgood, East Lynne, Injune, sold Charolais-cross steers to 191c for 250kg to return $478. The Charolais-cross heifers to 147c for 221kg to return $325.
Donna Winters, Aramac, sold Santa steers to 190c for 330kg to return $627.
R & E Cloherty, Reben Downs, Injune, sold Santa steers to 189c for 318kg to return $603.
R & T Sevil, Wyenbah, St George, sold Santa steers to 182c for 291kg to return $530.
Bungaringa Grazing Co, Mitchell, sold Hereford-cross steers to 176c for 315kg to return $555.
Bradley Johnson, Eskdale, Winton, sold Droughtmaster steers to 170c for 337kg to return $574.
Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 148c/kg and averaged 127c/kg.Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 176c/kg and averaged 137c/kg.Heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 176c/kg and averaged 146c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 176c/kg and averaged 135c/kg.
J & B Russell, Willara, Augathella, sold Charolais heifers to 164c for 285kg to return $468.
R & D Loughnan, Alicker, Roma, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 151c for 348kg to return $526.
Doobibla Cattle Co, Spring Creek, Wyandra, sold Charolais-cross heifers to 130c for 322kg to return $419.
Cows over 500kg sold to 136c/kg and averaged 130c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at reached 136c/kg and averaged 119c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 124c/kg and averaged 104c/kg.
Cows and calves sold to $640/unit.
Bulls up to 400kg reached 174c/kg and average 124c/kg.