Dalby sale 15 Feb 2023: Numbers lift to 5373

Beef Central, 16/02/2023

Yarding 5373 Change +604

The continuing hot and dry conditions across a large portion of the usual supply areas increased the number of stock at Dalby by 604 head to 5,373. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock experienced only quality related price changes. Medium weight yearling steers and heifers to feed followed a similar trend. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed were well supplied with over 900 head penned.

A combination of the larger numbers plus some consignments with an average weight of 520kg prices could not maintain the levels of the previous week to average 18c/kg less. A large number of cows averaged 3c to 4c/kg cheaper. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 530c with a large number at 483c and lesser quality lines 373c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 476c to average from 417c to 436c, some to restockers at 456c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 379c and made to the occasional 430c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 448c to average 407c and poor quality lines 328c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 399c to average from 374c to 382c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged from 342c to 344c with sales to 358c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 273c/kg. The best of the cows made to 303c with good heavy cows at an average of 290c/kg. Male calves sold open auction made $1,040/head. Cows and calves made to $2,400/unit.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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The usual buyers were present and active. Overall, the market was very similar to last week, a touch softer. Cattle going to processors didn’t experience much change, cows and bulls selling 5c/kg softer, young bullocks sold to around 350c/kg. Feeder cattle sold to similar rates with your heavy feeder steers selling around 380/390c/kg and your heifers around that 370c/kg mark. Feeder steers closer to 400kg averaged close to 410c/kg, and the heifers in that range sold around 390c/kg. Lightweight yearling cattle were back a bit. Weaner steers selling to around 470c/kg consistently and heifers back to around 400c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 300c/kg, 330c/kg, 320c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –210c/kg, 303c/kg, 250c/kg
Cows over 500kg –243c/kg, 300c/kg, 280c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –317c/kg, 358c/kg, 340c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –424c/kg, 530c/kg, 501c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –402c/kg, 522c/kg, 483c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 385c/kg, 476c/kg, 430c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –366c/kg, 454c/kg, 417c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 308c/kg, 430c/kg, 379c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –298c/kg, 448c/kg, 407c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –300c/kg, 398c/kg, 355c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –300c/kg, 399c/kg, 380c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –230c/kg, 393c/kg, 360c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –262c/kg, 410c/kg, 365c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 240c/kg, 320c/kg, 262c/kg


Hereford Bulls sold by Daff/Tick Fever Centre of Dalby to processors 270.2c/kg, 1100.0kg, $2972.

Shorthorn X Cows sold by Deepwater Farming Co of Meandarra to processors 296.2c/kg, 623.8kg, $1848.

Brangus X Heifers sold by S Fawcett of Tara to processors 330.0c/kg, 455.0kg, $1502.

Angus X Heifers sold by Beau Park Pastoral of Kingaroy to processors 370.0c/kg, 414.2kg, $1532.

Angus X Steers sold by Carellan Pastoral of Goondiwindi to processors 346.2c/kg, 610.0kg, $2112.

Santa Steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 430.2c/kg, 408.8kg, $1758.

Charolais Ylg Steers sold by GM Donovan & Co of Goondiwindi to backgrounders 514.2c/kg, 274.1kg, $1409.

Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by Carellan Pastoral of Goondiwindi to restockers 398.2c/kg, 253.6kg, $1010.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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