Yarding 2165 Change -1238
The return to wet conditions across the supply area reduced the number of stock at Dalby by 1,238 head to 2,165. Consignments of 415 head from far Western Queensland and a small sample from New South Wales helped to make up the smaller yarding. Buyer attendance was generally good and most were active in the market. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock were noticeably dearer with improvements of 14c to 20c/kg.
This trend followed through to the yearling steers to feed with gains of 20c to 30c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed received strong support and heavy weights averaged 20c/kg dearer. A very small selection of bullocks averaged 6c/kg less. Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers regained the previous weeks losses, and cows to export processors struggle to maintain the reduced prices of the previous week.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 810c with a good sample averaging 715c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 595c to 676c with sales to 730c, with some to restockers reaching 756c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 610c a fair sample averaging 536c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 650c with a large sample averaging 609c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 535c to 540c with sales to 575c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 552c to average 490c/kg.
A small selection of bullocks to export processors made to 431c to average 423c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 356c to average 344c/kg. A line of heavy weight PTIC cows to restockers made to 418c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 381c to average 369c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 356c/kg. Cows and calves made to $3,100/unit. PTIC heifers sold open auction made to $1,825/head.
Market reporter: Trevor Hess
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Heifers up to 400kg – 380c/kg, 440c/kg, 400c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –399c/kg, 399c/kg, 399c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –313c/kg, 313c/kg, 313c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –252c/kg, 366c/kg, 360c/kg
Cows over 500kg –323c/kg, 381c/kg, 369c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up 500kg – 406c/kg, 486c/kg, 446c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –412c/kg, 431c/kg, 423c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –610c/kg, 720c/kg, 698c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –580c/kg, 810c/kg, 715c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 420c/kg, 756c/kg, 680c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –448c/kg, 734c/kg, 595c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 436c/kg, 610c/kg, 536c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –630c/kg, 630c/kg, 630c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –500c/kg, 650c/kg, 609c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –396c/kg, 572c/kg, 535c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –320c/kg, 575c/kg, 540c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –410c/kg, 550c/kg, 490c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –490c/kg, 608c/kg, 460c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 320c/kg, 356c/kg, 331c/kg
Limousin Bulls sold by AC Graham of Kingaroy to processors 366.2c/kg, 795.0kg, $2911.
Limousin Bulls sold by AC Graham of Kingaroy to feedlotters 490.2c/kg, 470.0kg, $2304.
Brahman Bulls sold by JL & RM Wohlsen of Chinchilla to feedlotters 458.2c/kg, 490.0kg, $2245.
Droughtmaster Cows sold by TJ & EA Oliver of Westmar to processors 357.2c/kg, 543.3kg, $1941.
Santa Cows sold by Crumpton & Sons of Kingaroy to processors 357.2c/kg, 575.0kg, $2054.
Charolais Cows sold by Howson Family Trust of Miles to processors 358.2c/kg, 672.5kg, $2409.
Santa Steers sold by Crumpton & Sons of Kingaroy to feedlotters 572.2c/kg, 465.0kg, $2661.
Mt Santa Steers sold by Hinz Grazing of Miles to local butcher 448.2c/kg, 605.8kg, $2715.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by WG & LJ Price of Moura to backgrounders 734.2c/kg, 338.8kg, $2487.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by DJ & HL Reid of Kingaroy to backgrounders 658.2c/kg, 316kg, $2083.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by MA Ryan of Nanango to backgrounders 756.2c/kg, 277.0kg, $2095.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by RE & KM Goodhind of Kingaroy to backgrounders 756.2c/kg, 278.1kg, $2103.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by MA Ryan of Nanango to restockers 636.2c/kg, 273.7kg, $1741.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long