Dalby sale 1 Nov 2023: Yearling steers 10c to 20c/kg dearer

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 02/11/2023

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Cattle from far Western Queensland also reduced to 487 and only a small sample of 32 from New South Wales.

Export buyer attendance was good with the return of all the regular processors into the buying panel plus most of the usual feed and restocker buyers were active in the market. Yearling steers to restockers and feed averaged 10c to 20c/kg dearer. Yearling heifers returning to the paddock and feed lifted in price by 5c to 13c/kg. Bullocks sold to a dearer market and cows were 8c to over 20c/kg better.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 280c to average 248c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg also to restockers averaged 246c and made to 260c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 250c to average 238c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 227c with sales to 244c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 184c to average 155c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 149c and made to 180c with some to the trade at 236c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 186c and processor lines made to 220c to average 214c/kg. The occasional bullock made to 245c with most from 225c to 235c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 158c to average 145c with the best of the medium weights to 200c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 173c and good heavy weight cows made to 202c to average 194c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 211c/kg.

Market Reporter, Trevor Hess.

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

Numbers were down this week in Dalby, and the sale saw a fuller panel of buyers, operating to stronger competition seeing prices up across the board. Heavy cows reached $2/kg for cows with a big trip under them. Most heavy cows sold from 160 to 175c/kg. Feeder steers sold to solid demand with light feeder steers making up to 250c/kg with a good number of feeders making their 230-245c/kg. Weaner cattle, both steers and heifers sold from 10 to 20c/kg stronger on average with steers experiencing the best lift.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 110c/kg, 236c/kg, 190c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –NQ, NQ, NQ
Cows up to 400kg –30c/kg, 110c/kg, 100c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –86c/kg, 200c/kg, 150c/kg
Cows over 500kg –159c/kg, 202c/kg, 175c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –194c/kg, 215c/kg, 210c/kg

Steers & bullocks over 500kg –200c/kg, 245c/kg, 220c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers under 200kg –242c/kg, 256c/kg, 251c/kg

Steers 200kg to 280kg –170c/kg, 280c/kg, 246c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg –154c/kg, 260c/kg, 240c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –150c/kg, 250c/kg, 238c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg –176c/kg, 244c/kg, 227c/kg

Heifers under 200kg –106c/kg, 178c/kg, 160c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –90c/kg, 184c/kg, 155c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –170c/kg, 184c/kg, 175c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –111c/kg, 180c/kg, 145c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –150c/kg,193c/kg, 180c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –130c/kg, 220c/kg, 200c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 100c/kg, 210c/kg, 190c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by BG Lebsanft of Goombungee to processors 201.2c/kg, 1110kg, $2233.

Charolais Cows sold by Elite Cattle Co of Meandarra to processors 192.2c/kg, 820kg, $1576.

Angus X Heifers sold by Bannercase Pty Ltd of Pittsworth to processors 236.2c/kg, 397.9kg, $939.

Charbray Steers sold by L Neal & MR Bunyard of Geham to processor 229.2c/kg, 653.8kg, $1498.

Santa Steers sold by RA & HS Sullivan of Moonie to feedlotters 236.2c/kg, 459.2kg, $1084.

Santa X Yearling Heifers sold by RJ & SM McNamara of Nanango to re-stocker 174.2c/kg, 277.9kg, $484.

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