Price is right for annual turn-off
MARKET prices were up and so were the number of vendors at Tuesday’s Roma store sale.
PJH Agent Trace Saunders was pleased with the results of the sales for her two vendors on the day, Max and Marie Bright from Karoola Park, Roma and Alan Scott from Mayfield South, Roma.
The Bright’s sold Angus and Droughtmaster steers for an average of 361.2c/kg for 321kg and Mr Scott sold Charolais-cross and Droughtmaster steers for an average of 385.3c/kg for 232kg.
“For both Max and Marie and Alan, this sale was their annual turn-off so they’ve sold the last of their weaners now for the year,” Ms Saunders said.
“So it won’t be until around this time next year when they will be back calving again.
“Around the June-July period will be when they will come back to the sales.”
Mr Scott was able to sell the remainder of his steers while market prices were looking good.
“I’ve sold 24 steers today and the bulk of the steers were sold about five or six weeks ago which were all of the best ones, these were just the tails,” Mr Scott said.
“But the price is a lot better now than it was then; the heavy steers made 371c/kg last time and the lighter cattle today sold up to 396c/kg.
“So better cents per kilo, but of course the earlier cattle did make more because they were heavier.”
Mr Scott owns property just north of Roma, but his full-time residence is in suburbia.
“I always sell at the Roma Saleyards because they’re the local saleyards but I don’t live in Roma, I live away,” Mr Scott said.
“I live in Brisbane but my country is out here.”