Dalby sale 8 Mar 2023: Quality firm in smaller yarding

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 09/03/2023

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All the regular buyers were in attendance. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 19c/kg dearer. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed remained firm. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock experienced very little change and yearling heifers to feed averaged 12c/kg dearer. Bullocks averaged 5c/kg less. Heavy weight cows sold to good demand and showed a small improvement. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 564c/kg. Yearling steers to restockers under 280kg made to 498c with a large number at 462c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 399c to 420c and sold to 458c restockers lines in the same weight range made to 498c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 374c and made to 382c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 376c to average 340c poor quality lines at 294c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 340c and made to the occasional 386c with some to restockers at 388c/kg Grown steers to feed made to 330c to average 325c/kg. A handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks made 322c to average 317c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers made to 256c to average 249c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 273c good heavy weight cows made to 290c to average 282c/kg. Cows and calves made to $1,620/unit. Market Reporter, Trevor Hess.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Lighter yarding this week in Dalby with 3989 head yarded, GDL bringing in 1419 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and active. The sale continued to follow the trend we have been seeing for the past few weeks, the better quality cattle experienced very little changes and the lower grades of cattle continued to soften. Heavy cows and bulls as well as weaner heifers all experienced some softening across the board. Weaner steers picked up in price, with sales up to 564c/kg for steers under 200kg and your good standard weaner steers sold to 498c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 266c/kg, 321c/kg, 292c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –301c/kg, 330c/kg, 312c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –188c/kg, 190c/kg, 189c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –192c/kg, 280c/kg, 258c/kg
Cows over 500kg –234c/kg, 290c/kg, 278c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –262c/kg, 322c/kg, 317c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –482c/kg, 564c/kg, 540c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –306c/kg, 498c/kg, 462c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 350c/kg, 498c/kg, 421c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –310c/kg, 438c/kg, 385c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 334c/kg, 382c/kg, 374c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –263c/kg, 376c/kg, 330c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –272c/kg, 352c/kg, 325c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –265c/kg, 388c/kg, 335c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –280c/kg, 350c/kg, 325c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –272c/kg, 430c/kg, 350c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 140c/kg, 280c/kg, 260c/kg


D/Master Bulls sold by A Welch of Kingaroy to processors 278.2c/kg, 765.0kg, $2128.

Santa X Cows sold by Billinbah Pastoral Co of Meandarra to processors 283.2c/kg, 701.8kg, $1988.

Angus X Heifers sold by Stewart Hay Family Trust of Taroom to feedlotters 348.2c/kg, 430.8kg, $1500.

Angus Steers sold by Angus Trewin of Goombungee to processors 324.2c/kg, 710.0kg, $2302.

Charolais X Steers sold by B Grimwade of Kingaroy to feedlotters 400.0c/kg, 405.6kg, $1623.

Santa X Ylg Steers sold by Undaban Pastoral Co of The Gums to feedlotters 458.2c/kg, 346.0kg, $1585.

Brangus Ylg Bulls sold by PM & DL Anderson of Crows Nest to backgrounders 400.2c/kg, 263.5kg, $1055.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by GM Donovan & Co of West Mar to restockers 386.2c/kg, 334.3kg, $1291.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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