Roma sale success for Verniew
GRAZIERS Christine and Kylie Douglas took a risk and it paid off.
The mother and daughter duo sold their weaner steers at the Roma store sale on Tuesday, and daughter Kylie said they were extremely satisfied with the outcome.
“We did very well and we are very excited and very pleased,” she said.
“But at the same time we were very nervous because there were only 1500 cattle booked in and we didn’t think there would be enough buyers.
“So we took a punt and we did well.”
The previous Tuesday store sale saw a tiny consignment of 400 cattle after a wet weekend prevented graziers from getting to the saleyards.
“The prices have gone up a bit higher this week because I think there was less numbers last week,” she said.
“Because people are having so much rain they are having trouble getting cattle in and there are a lot of buyers around Roma that have got crops that are ready to go and they need these steers.
“So they want them now and they are prepared to pay for it.”
Ms Douglas and her mother sold Santa-cross steers, some of which were sired by Manchee Durham Tropical bulls, to 410c for 355kg to return a total of $1459 at the sale.
“Today we sold 70 weaner steers and they were the first draught of our weaners so the cream of the crop,” she said.
“We use the saleyards quite a bit, we find the location handy.
“They do have the market but sometimes we do prefer to sell privately because of the costs.
“The fees here are very expensive.”