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Roma sale 17 Jan 2023: Competition lifts for light steers and heifers

Beef Central, 18/01/2023

Yarding 3812 Change 1358

Numbers lifted to 3812 head of cattle at Roma this week. Most of the yarding was sourced from local surrounding areas and overall quality was good. All the major export processors were present and operating with prime cattle holding firm on last week, and despite the seasonal conditions, the was an increase in competition for light weight steers and heifers. Medium weight steers and heifers were pushed along by restockers. Light weight restocker steers under 280kg lifted 23c selling to 580.2c to average 529c while restocker steers 280 to 330kg held firm selling to 534.2c to average 474c/kg. Medium weight steers 330 to 400kg saw large gains of up to 99c due to an increase in competition from restockers selling to an isolated 538.2 with most averaging 481c, while feeders averaged 443c/kg. Heavy feeder steers also saw gains of 33c to top at 450.2c to average 406c and heavy prime steers held firm topping at 366.2c/kg. Good quality light weight restocker heifers saw price improvements of 17c to top at 488.2c to average 425c/kg. Restockers paid up to 430c for medium weight heifers returning to the paddock averaging 398c while feeder heifers lost 10-15c mainly due to a reduction in quality from last week, making to 396c to average 379c/kg. PTIC cows to the restockers topped at 310c, medium weight cows sold to 293c to average 287c while good heavy cows over 520kg made to 303c averaging 299c. Cows and Calves sold to $3020/unit.

Market reporter: Sam Hart

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Weaner steers 200-280kg range reached 580c/kg and averaged 535c/kg. Steers in the 280-330kg range reached 534c/kg and averaged 479c/kg, and steers in the 330-400kg range reached 538c/kg and averaged 455c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-500kg range topping at 450c/kg and averaging 407c/kg.

RC & SJ Watson, Dungiven Station, Cooladdi sold Angus cross steers to 580c/kg, reaching a top of $1,536 to average $1,520. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 468c/kg, reaching a top of $1,198 to average $1,112.

KC Chandler, Glentulloch, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 570c/kg, reaching a top of $1,427 to average $1,409. The Angus cross heifers sold to 488c/kg, reaching a top of $1,158 to average $1,158.

Mark & Jeannie Bowtell, Barbeth, Dulacca sold Droughtmaster steers to 570c/kg, reaching a top of $1,338 to average $1,281. The Droughtmaster heifers sold to 386c/kg, reaching a top of $885 to average $773.

Kobe Pastoral, Aqualoo, St. George sold Hereford cross steers to 554c/kg, reaching a top of $1,473 to average $1,406.

C.F. & J.V. Creagh, Varna, Charleville sold Brangus steers to 554c/kg, reaching a top of $1,413 to average $1,340.

Larry Bidgood, Wurawa, Condamine sold Angus steers to 538c/kg, reaching a top of $1,783 to average $1,783. The Angus heifers sold to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,183 to average $1,174.

I.C. Jackson & D.A. Jones, Elavirem, Injune sold Angus cross steers to 506c/kg, reaching a top of $1,719 to average $1,644. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 440c/kg, reaching a top of $1,320 to average $1,222.

AR & AG Anderson, Mountainview, Roma sold Charolais cross steers to 500c/kg, reaching a top of $1,702 to average $1,620. The Charolais cross heifers sold to 404c/kg, reaching a top of $1,370 to average $1,221. The Brahman cross cows sold to 301c/kg, reaching a top of $1,788 to average $1,538.

T.A. & R.J. Wichlacz, Woodbine, Muckadilla sold Droughtmasters steers to 470c/kg, reaching a top of $1,763 to average $1,688.

CD & RD Hay, Moonya, Wandoan sold Braford steers to 465c/kg, reaching a top of $1,737 to average $1,639. The Braford heifers sold to 394c/kg, reaching a top of $1,462 to average $1,330.

SA & M Jackson, Limewood, Eumamurrin sold Charolais cross steers to 464c/kg, reaching a top of $1,808 to average $1,642.

Andromeda Cattle Co., Eddington, Mungallala sold Droughtmaster cross steers to 460c/kg, reaching a top of $1,824 to average $1,774.

C Humphreys, Roscommon, Roma sold Angus cross steers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,860 to average $1,860.

Bindango Pty Ltd, Bindango, Roma sold Santa Gertrudis cross steers to 370c/kg, reaching a top of $2,212 to average $2,113.

Gary & Carol Schefe Family Trust, Marne Park, Roma sold Limousin cross steers to 364c/kg, reaching a top of $2,112 to average $2,112.

Palmer Steel Trading, Weribone, Surat sold Illawarra steers to 326c/kg, reaching a top of $2,220 to average $2,031.

Heifers under 200kg topped at 460c/kg and averaged 354c/kg, while heifers in the 200-280kg range topped at 488c/kg and averaged 411c/kg. Heifers in the 280-330kg range topped at 460c/kg, averaging 393c/kg. Heifers in the 330-400kg range topped at 430c/kg, averaging 378c/kg. Heifers in the 400-500kg range topped at 426c/kg, averaging 353c/kg.

Rosehearty Grazing Co, Koonong Downs sold Santa Gertrudis heifers to 450c/kg, reaching a top of $1,360 to average $1,288.

Torres Park Grazing Co, Torres Park, Augathella sold Santa Gertrudis heifers to 430c/kg, reaching a top of $1,464 to average $1,303. The Santa Gertrudis cows sold to 300c/kg, reaching a top of $2,066 to average $1,770.

Palm Lea Cattle Company, Pine Grove, Taroom sold Santa Gertrudis cross heifers to 400c/kg, reaching a top of $1,568 to average $1,385.

GN Blacket, Tamanick, Mitchell sold Droughtmaster cross heifers to 338c/kg, reaching a top of $1,650 to average $1,453. The Droughtmaster cross cows sold to 269c/kg, reaching a top of $1,830 to average $1,675.

Cows in the 330-400kg range reached 250c/kg and averaged 179c/kg. Cows in the 400-500kg range topped at 328c/kg, averaging 263c/kg. Cows in the 500-600kg range topped at 320c/kg, averaging 290c/kg. Cows over 600kg topped at 310c/kg, averaging 294c/kg.

Banoona Pastoral Co, Banoona, Roma sold Composite cows to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $1,853 to average $1,750.

PD & SE Joliffe, Walhallow, Amby sold Santa Gertrudis cows to 292c/kg, reaching a top of $2,255 to average $1,863.

Cows and Calves sold to a top of $3,020, averaging $2,202.

Livistona Grazing, Palm Vista, Taroom sold Droughtmaster cows and calves to $3,020 per unit, averaging $2,519 per unit.

Source: NLRS, Roma Saleyards

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