Roma Store 21 Jan 2014: Med steers to 185c

Beef Central, 22/01/2014


Commentary from weekly NLRS Roma Store report:

Yarding 6500, change 500
Similar numbers of cattle were penned as the previous store sale. It was a mixed quality yarding with only a few pens of good light weight steers attracting solid restocker competition. Across most light weight yearling steer classes prices were 15c to 26c cheaper, while medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell 8c to 22c/kg.
Overall, buyer competition was noticeably lower from the previous week and most price averages for store steers and heifers were 15c to 32c/kg cheaper. Good numbers 
of plain conditioned cows were yarded and continued to make under 100c/kg. Cows and calves only sold to $230/unit. Light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at up to 185c and averaged 158c, down 15c, while plainer lines averaged 130c, down 26c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed hit 180c and averaged 165c, down 8c, while those to restocker buyers made to 174c and averaged 159c, down 21c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 168c and averaged 158c, 
down 22c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed earned to 134c and averaged 122c, down 15c, while those to southern processors made to 130c and averaged 120c, up 5c/kg. Those returning to the paddock sold to 138c and averaged 114c, down 
6c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed topped at 122c and averaged 113c, down 32c/kg. 
Grown steers to feed sold between 130c and 166c/kg, depending on quality. Most cows were in score 2 condition and sold  between 72c and 96c/kg. The medium weight 3 score cows sold to 118c and averaged 113c, down 7c/kg.


Weekly Roma Store Sale media report:

A total of 6500 head of cattle were penned at Roma’s Store Sale on Tuesday.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 160c/kg and averaged 137c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 183c/kg and averaged 149c/kg. Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 185c/kg and averaged 154c/kg, and steers in the

350-400kg range reached 180c/kg and averaged 155c/kg. Feeder steers in the 400-550kg range topping at 167c/kg and averaging 143c/kg. 

Rosehearty Grazing, Morago, Longreach, sold Charolais-cross steers to 185c/kg for 295kg to return $546/head.

Whitton Cattle Co, Myrtleville, Injune, sold Charbray steers to 180c for 330kg to return $594.

Latrobe Graziers, Norwood, Blackall, sold Charbray steers to 183c for 246kg to return $451.

Landers Grazing Co, Dalmar, Aramac, sold Santa steers to 160c for 167kg to return $268 with the consignment averaging 153c for 217kg to make $332.

Canaway Pastoral Co, Canaway Downs, Quilpie, sold Droughtmaster steers to 158c for 330kg to return $523.

R & E Lister, Trevallen, Roma, sold Brangus-cross steers to 158c for 260kg to return $412.

Bambloom, Richmond Downs, Roma, sold Santa steers to 156c for 329kg to return $514 and the Santa heifers to 126c for 328kg to make $415.

A & L Raff, Lawton, Surat, sold the lead pen of Angus-cross steers to 148c for 266kg to return $394.

Atkinson Pastoral Co, Katandra, Hughenden, sold EU Droughtmaster steers to $315/head.

Heifers in the 350-450kg range reached 124c/kg and averaged 105c/kg. Heifers in the 280-350kg range topped at 134c/kg and averaged 113c/kg. Heifers in the

220-280kg range topped at 130c/kg and averaged 113c/kg, while heifers under 220kg topped at 138c/kg and averaged 106c/kg.

D & T Phillips, Injune, sold Brahman-cross heifers to 130c for 238kg to $311.

Cows over 500kg sold to 118c/kg and averaged 107c/kg, while cows 400-500kg topped at 117c/kg and averaged 77c/kg. Cows in the 300-400kg sold to 96c/kg and averaged 55c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to $230/unit.

Bulls up to 400kg reached 158c/kg and average 101c/kg.


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