Dalby sale 10 Aug 2022: Vic export processors return

Beef Central, 11/08/2022

Yarding 2986 Change  -78

The number of cattle penned remained relatively close to the previous weeks level at 2,986 head, with 2,311 from the local supply area and 672 from far Western Queensland. The Victorian export processors from the previous week returned and continued to be very active in the market (see Tuesday’s weekly kill report) along with the regular export processors and feeder operators plus restockers, however one major Queensland export processor remains absent from the market.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock averaged over 60c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 40c/kg dearer. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 20c to 60c/kg dearer. Cows to export processors continued to receive stronger support from southern operators and lifted in price by 13c to 19c/kg, on top of previous weeks improvements. However PTIC cows returning to the paddock were considerably dearer.

A large sample of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 678c to average 609c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged from 501c to 541c with sales to 558c, with some returning to the paddock at 590c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 500c to average 454c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to the occasional 580c with a large sample averaging 523c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 475c to 498c with sales to 520c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 461c/kg.

A few bullocks made to 418c to average 401c/kg. Heavy weight PTIC cows returning to the paddock made to 434c a large sample averaging 407c/kg. A large selection of good heavy weight cows to export processors made to a top of 376c to average 360c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to an isolated 340c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,400/unit.

Market Reporter, Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Very good week here in Dalby. Numbers were reduced to 2986 head with GDL yarding 757 of those. One export buyers remained absent but the rest of the regular panel of buyers were present and there was strong support from the south again. The market was very solid in Dalby. Heavy cows had sales up to 378c/kg with most selling around 360c/kg. Yearling cattle saw the biggest rise, with both Steers and Heifers averaging up to 60c/kg better than last week. Lightweight yearling steers sold up to 678c/kg with good numbers selling around 610c/kg. Weaner Heifers sold to 580c/kg with many Heifers selling around 520c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 348c/kg, 400c/kg, 385c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –369c/kg, 410c/kg, 395c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –221c/kg, 355c/kg, 320c/kg
Cows over 500kg –330c/kg, 376c/kg, 360c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –353c/kg, 450c/kg, 415c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –363c/kg, 418c/kg, 400c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –414c/kg, 648c/kg, 610c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –500c/kg, 678c/kg, 609c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 500c/kg, 590c/kg, 550c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –418c/kg, 548c/kg, 500c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 374c/kg, 500c/kg, 440c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –380c/kg, 580c/kg, 530c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –380c/kg, 556c/kg, 520c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –300c/kg, 536c/kg, 470c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –350c/kg, 520c/kg, 424c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –322c/kg, 475c/kg, 441c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –350c/kg, 484c/kg, 420c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 230c/kg, 340c/kg, 280c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 270.2c/kg, 995.0kg, $2688.

Santa Cows sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 372.2c/kg, 762.1kg, $2836.

Angus Heifers sold by B & S Crawley of Westmar to processors 390.0c/kg, 700.0kg, $2730.

Senepol Heifers sold by CG & LJ Rackemann of Kingaroy to feedlotters 440.2c/kg, 370.0kg, $1629.

M/2 Angus Steers sold by B & S Crawley of Westmar to processors 418.2c/kg, 648.8kg, $2713.

Santa X Steers sold by Boxgrove Pastoral of Toowoomba to feedlotters 466.2c/kg, 477.3kg, $2225.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by AK Cullen of Kingaroy to restockers 678.2c/kg, 207.5kg, $1407.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by AK Cullen of Kingaroy to restockers 556.2c/kg, 216.6kg, $1205.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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