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Roma store sale 11 Feb: Price rises as numbers drop

James Nason, February 12, 2020

Elders Roma agent Brady Jackson with a line of Bauer heifers. The heifers sold to 379c/kg, reaching a top of $1,370 to average $1,175.

Yarding 1927 Change -1178

Numbers reduced to 1927, down by 1178, head at the Roma Store Sale, after continuing rain falls across the supply area.

Cattle were again mostly drawn from the local supply area with several larger single vendor lines present. The usual panel of buyers was present and operating to strong demand on the reduced yarding.

Heifers and cows dominated the yarding with steers present in smaller numbers. The quality of the yarding was good with large runs of finished prime cows yarded.

Prices continued to improve due to the reduced supply and recent rainfall.

Light weight yearling steers under 280kg improved by 12c to 17c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg lifted by 15c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg gained 14c to 20c, and medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg improved in price by 24c to 27c/kg. Grown heifers were yarded in larger numbers and rose by 3c to 22c/kg. Medium weight cows lifted in price by 9c to 11c, while heavy weight cows were dearer by 8c to 15c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers under 280kg to background or feed sold to a top of 409.2c to average 398c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed reached 394.2c to average 377c/kg. Medium weight yearling steer under 400kg made to 389.2c to average 379c/kg. There were limited numbers of heavy weight yearling steers yarded.

Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to feed or background made to 360.2c to average 340c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to feed reached a top of 379.2c to average 360c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 400kg to feed made to 372.2c to average 355c/kg. Grown heifers were present in increased numbers, and the largest sample of under 540kg to processors sold to 340c to average 309c/kg. The larger numbers of finished cows sold to strong demand. The largest sample of medium weight 3 score cows sold to 294.2c to average 282c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 290.2c to average 290c/kg. A large number of heavy weight 4 score cows reached a top of 311.2c to average 301c/kg. There were limited numbers of bulls yarded.

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Weaner steers under 220kg topped at 382c/kg and averaged 357c/kg, weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 409c/kg and averaged 391c/kg. Steers in the 280- 350kg range reached 394c/kg and averaged 367c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 389c/kg and averaged 378c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 365c/kg and averaging 351c/kg. Cows and calves hit $0/unit.

Bangor Cattle Co Pty Ltd, Bangor, Mungallala sold Charbray steers to 409c/kg, reaching a top of $1,081 to average $1,056.

Willdale Beef, Willdale, Charleville sold Brangus cross steers to 398c/kg, reaching a top of $1,123 to average $918.

RC & RA Johnson, Ups & Downs, Injune sold Charolais cross steers to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $1,300 to average $1,206. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 358c/kg, reaching a top of $1,029 to average $1,029.

RG & RG Becker, Old Bogandilla, Dulacca sold Santa cross steers to 389c/kg, reaching a top of $1,458 to average $1,298.

DJ & KA McDonald, Wyrapa, Charleville sold Droughtmaster steers to 381c/kg, reaching a top of $1,409 to average $1,409.

AS, DW & NWC Wason, Hillthorne, Roma sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 365c/kg, reaching a top of $1,765 to average $1,765.

Heifers under 220kg topped at 342c/kg and averaged 296c/kg, while heifers in the 220-280kg range topped at 366c/kg and averaged 338c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 379c/kg, averaging 353c/kg. Heifers in the 350-450kg range topped at 372c/kg, averaging 348c/kg.

BM & ND Bauer, Arlington, Augathella sold Simmental cross heifers to 379c/kg, reaching a top of $1,370 to average $1,175.

Batt Brothers, Eldwick, Longreach sold Santa cross heifers to 356c/kg, reaching a top of $1,135 to average $878.

Eldwick Pastoral Co, Eldwick, Longreach sold Santa cross heifers to 356c/kg, reaching a top of $1,120 to average $851.

GR & ML Scott, Ruby Farm, Wallumbilla sold Charolais cross heifers to 353c/kg, reaching a top of $1,431 to average $1,431.

Cows in the 300-400kg range reached 288c/kg and averaged 220c/kg, while cows in the 400kg-500kg range reached 300c/kg and averaged 272c/kg. Cows over 500kg topped at 311c/kg, averaging 293c/kg.

Pandin Pty Ltd, Timor, Injune sold Droughtmaster cross cows to 311c/kg, reaching a top of $1,874 to average $1,603.

Pasadena Grazing Trust, Pasadena, Wallumbilla sold Santa cross cows to 306c/kg, reaching a top of $1,875 to average $1,662.

Cameron Nixon, Uralla, Meandarra sold Santa cross cows to 305c/kg, reaching a top of $1,793 to average $1,592.

Hancock Family Trust, Ardentrive, Roma sold Cross breed cows to 301c/kg, reaching a top of $1,632 to average $1,343.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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