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Roma store sale 3 Aug 2021: Angus heifers set new saleyard record

Guest Author, 04/08/2021

The Watkins and Company selling team with the line of record breaking Shaw Grazing heifers.

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Julie and Jeremy Shaw with a line of Shaw Grazing heifers. The heifers, sold by Watkins and Company, broke the Roma Saleyards top price record as the heifers sold for 894c/kg.

Similar to the previous week, cattle were mostly drawn from the local supply area plus consignments from West and North Western Queensland, with yearling heifers outnumbering the steer portion.

The large buying panel of the previous week returned and all were very active in the market, plus additional support from Victorian export processors.

Despite the large lift in numbers, prices improved on a number of classes.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 5c to 20c/kg better.

A large selection of medium weight yearling steers to feed improved in price by 7c/kg.

The general run of yearling heifers averaged 10c to 14c dearer, however one consignment of very well bred Angus heifers set a Roma saleyard record at 894c/kg.

The relatively small sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors sold to a market 13c to 14c/kg dearer.

The number of cows penned more than doubled the previous week, however export processors absorbed the larger numbers plus maintained the previous weeks improved prices.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg returning to the paddock made to 678c to average 633c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 660c with a very large number averaging 597c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 538c to 543c with sales to 598c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 525c to average 487c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock averaged 567c and made to 658c/kg. However the highlight of the sale was a consignment of well bred Angus heifers for future breeders around 300kg making to a top of 894c to average 854c/kg.

Yearling heifers to feed averaged 483c and made to 540c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 427c and made to 452c/kg.

A few bullocks made to 409c to average 403c/kg.

PTIC cows returning to the paddock made to 340c, with the remainder of the store condition cows averaging 295c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to export processors averaged 290c, with score 3 cows averaging 318c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 326c, and good heavy weight cows made to 350c to average 344c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 362c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

 

To read full NLRS report click here

Weekly Roma Store Press Report

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

 

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