SALE DAY: Robyn White was selling Charolais Angus cross weaner steers at the store sale on Tuesday.
SALE DAY: Robyn White was selling Charolais Angus cross weaner steers at the store sale on Tuesday. Sarah Dionysius

Increase in numbers at Roma saleyards on Tuesday

AFTER a wet sale last week saw a dramatic decrease in yardings, the numbers were back up this week with 7290 head at Roma’s store sale on Tuesday.

Robyn White, Balboa, Roma, returned some great results with her and her family’s head of cattle on the day.

The White family sold their Charolais-cross steers to 384c/kg for 275kg to return $1058/head at the sale.

Their Charolais-cross heifers sold to 366c for 246kg to return $903.

“We have two decks of cattle here today, so 40 steers and 40 heifers,” Ms White said.

Ms White and her family are consistent sellers at the Roma saleyards and she said she was glad to see a larger yarding at this week’s sale.

“We usually sell our weaners around the same time each year,” she said.

“We are constant sellers.

“This sale is definitely bigger than last week which is good to see.”

Ms White and her husband usually plant oats for the winter and this year was no different.

“So we weaned some of the cattle and kept some for the oats,” Ms White said.

Although there was a heavy increase in the numbers in the sale, with numbers up by 6000 head from last Tuesday, prices remain fairly consistent.

Weaners under 220kg topped at 402c/kg and averaged 375c/kg, while weaner steers in the 220-280kg range reached 400c/kg and averaged 371c/kg.

Steers in the 280-350kg range reached 386c/kg and averaged 364c/kg, and steers in the 350-400kg range reached 376c/kg and averaged 358c/kg.

Roma light steers made 402c/kg.


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