Dalby sale 1 Feb 2023: Cows, bullocks see price lifts

Guest Author, 02/02/2023

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Consignments of 455 head from far Western Queensland and 253 from New South Wales were included in the line up.

All the usual export buyers were in attendance and operating on improved prices. The regular feed and trade buyers plus restockers were also present and active in the market.

Yearling steers and heifers to restockers and feed generally sold close to the previous weeks improved prices. However bullocks and cows to export processors have sold to a dearer trend with improvements of 10c to 14c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 588c to average 496c with poor quality lines at 403c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 480c to average from 423c to 446c, with restockers lines averaging similar money. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 409c and made to 442c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 472c to average 437c with poor quality lines at 331c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 394c to average 355c to 390c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 396c with the largest numbers at 355c/kg.

Bullocks made to 367c to average 357c/kg.

Cows to restockers made to 313c to average 284c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 309c to average 303c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 316c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,020/unit .

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers were slightly up this week in Dalby with 3526 head. The usual panel of buyers were present and active, bidding to strong competition for heavy cattle. Overall, the market was fairly similar to last week, cows and heavy bulls saw a nice improvement of 10 to 15c/kg. Feeder cattle experienced a very little change and lightweight yearling cattle on average softened however was quality related.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 313c/kg, 344c/kg, 320c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –320c/kg, 326c/kg, 322c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –180c/kg, 274c/kg, 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –242c/kg, 313c/kg, 280c/kg
Cows over 500kg –244c/kg, 309c/kg, 295c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –359c/kg, 368c/kg, 361c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –311c/kg, 367c/kg, 357c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –552c/kg, 580c/kg, 566c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –290c/kg, 588c/kg, 480c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 352c/kg, 488c/kg, 445c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –364c/kg, 480c/kg, 423c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 324c/kg, 442c/kg, 409c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –275c/kg, 472c/kg, 373c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –308c/kg, 380c/kg, 355c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –272c/kg, 394c/kg, 320c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –260c/kg, 396c/kg, 360c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –242c/kg, 502c/kg, 400c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 220c/kg, 348c/kg, 275c/kg


Charbray Bulls sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to processors 295.2c/kg, 756.7kg, $2234.

D/Master Bulls sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to processors 283.2c/kg, 885.0kg, $2506.

Charolais Cows sold by BW & LA Davis of Dalby to processors 306.2c/kg, 745.0kg, $2281.

6T Brahman Heifers sold by Hopelands Pastoral of Chinchilla to processors 321.2c/kg, 448.2kg, $1440.

Charbray Heifers sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 380.2c/kg, 385.0kg, $1464.

D/Master Steers sold by Merrawindi Pastoral Co of Millmerran to feedlotters 380.0c/kg, 458.3kg, $1742.

D/Master Ylg Steers sold by MK Welch of Kingaroy to backgrounders 488.2c/kg, 303.5kg, $1482.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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