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Dalby sale 11 Oct 2017: Southern feeder buyer boosts solid market

by Beef Central, 12 October 2017

Click above to watch video report from this week’s Dalby sale from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

 

Yarding 3980 Change 2234

Similarly to some other markets, the supply of stock more than doubled the previous week’s numbers. Overall quality was good with a good representation of most classes. A fair panel of buyers covering all categories was present and operating. Restockers lifted average prices on steer calves and light weight yearling steers by 5c to 7c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved by 4c to 7c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 16c dearer and stronger supermarket support lifted medium weight yearling heifers to feed by close to 20c/kg. However, the wet weather money around the previous sale was absent and heavy grown steers and bullocks lost some of the previous week’s gains to average 18c to 20c/kg less. This trend flowed onto the cows with most 8c to 13c cheaper against improvements of 20c/kg the previous week.

Steer calves returned to the paddock at a top of 398.2c with most around 360c and heifer calves made up to 340c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 351c with a few pens up to 373.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made up to 318.2c to average 305c and heavy weights to feed made up to 294.2c to average 288c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold in the 290c range with some returning to the paddock at 319.2c/kg. A good supply of medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 285c and sold up to 301.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 285.2c to average 273c and bullocks mostly sold around 274c with some up to 281.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 194c while those returning to the paddock averaged 199c and made up to 212.2c/kg. A fair selection of good heavy cows made to 225.2c with most around 218c/kg. Heavy bulls made up to 276.2c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report:

This week the yarding doubled in numbers. The overall quality of the yarding was good considering the seasonal conditions. The yarding consisted of well finished lines of cows, bullocks and heifers. Bullocks and heavy cows were 10c to 15c cheaper than previous weeks. The rest of the categories were 4c to 5c dearer. There was a good panel of buyers in the export trade and feedlotters sections. A new southern buyer in the feeder market helped the day as well as plenty of re-stockers, all operating on a dearer store market which was very solid.

Charolais cross steers of Kingaroy sold to processors 275.2c, 507kg, average $1395
Braham cross yearling heifers of Kingaroy sold to re-stockers 298.2c, 244kg, average $729
Santa Cows of Kumbia sold to processors 215.2c, 536kg, average $1154
Braford cross yearling steers of Dalby sold to re-stockers 348.2c, 241kg, average $839
Charolais cross steers of Bell sold to feedlotters 292.2c, 435kg, average $1271
Charolais cross heifers of Bell sold to feedlotters 301.2c, 325kg, average $978
Limousin bulls of Chinchilla sold to processors 268.2c, 810kg, average $2172
Hereford cross heifers of Drillham sold to feedlotters 282.2c , 337kg, average $952
Angus cross heifers of Drillham sold to feedlotters 287.2c, 395kg, average $1134
Santa steers of Taroom sold to processors 277.2c, 615kg, average $1704
Santa steers of Taroom sold to processors 271.2c, 568kg, average $1542
Santa bulls of Taroom sold to processors 255.2c, 1160kg, average $2960
Simmental cross bulls of Cecil Plains sold to processors 262.2c, 912kg, average $2392
Simmental heifers of Cecil Plains sold to feedlotters 286.2c, 343kg, average $984
Murray Grey yearling heifers of Moonie sold to feedlotters 289.2c, 247kg, average $714
Charbray heifers of Moonie sold to feedlotters 296.2c, 277kg, average $822
Santa cross cows of Tambo sold to processors 218.2c, 633kg, average $1383
Droughtmaster cross heifers of Tambo sold to processors 245.0c, 433kg, average $1061
Hereford cows of Southwood sold to processors 210.2c, 548kg, average $1152
Santa bulls of Meandarra sold to feedlotters 268.2c, 433kg, average $1162
Santa cows of Meandarra sold to processors 214.2c, 526kg, average $1127
Angus cross steers of Dalby sold to feedlotters 308.2c, 382kg, average $1178
Angus heifers of Dalby sold to feedlotters 294.2c, 279kg, average $822
Santa yearling bulls of Tara sold to feedlotters 265.0c, 472kg, average $1252
Santa yearling bulls of Tara sold to processors 234.2c, 586kg, average $1374
Santa cows of Tara sold to processors 231.2c, 630kg, average $1456
Hereford cross steers of Miles sold to processors 275.2c, 602kg, average $1657
Limousin bulls of Kingaroy sold to processors 276.2c, 730kg, average $2016
Santa cross steers of Kaimkillenbun sold to processors 286.2c, 442kg, average $1265

Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long



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