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Dalby 10 May 2017: Export cheaper, balance firm

by Beef Central, 11 May 2017

 

Yarding 6592 Change 983

Numbers increased by close to 1000 head, this included some consignments from Birdsville, Bourke in New South Wales and some from South Australia.

Buyer attendance was generally good and included some additional export processors in the cow section.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to firm demand however light weight heifers sold to a cheaper trend. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price while medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 13c/kg less. A fair line up of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter averaged 10c to 15c cheaper and cows lost a further 6c to 16c/kg.

Some steer calves returning to the paddock made to 418.2c with a good sample of mixed sex calves averaging 385c/kg. Vealer heifers sold to restockers at an average of 339c with some to 342.2c/kg. A good supply of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 374c with some to 415.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 332c with sales to 354.2c and a good number of heavy weights averaged in the mid-320c/kg range and sold to 332.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers at an average of 313c with the occasional sale to 356.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 303c and made to 328.2c and some better lines made to 330c to average 310c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 272c and made to 282.2c and bullocks averaged a similar amount and made to 275.2c/kg. A large sample of PTIC heifers sold to restockers at an average of 264c with some pens reaching 282.2c/kg. Restockers were also very active in the cow section with a large sample of good heavy cows PTIC making 226.2c/kg to return $1207/head. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 196c and made to 208.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows made to 225.2c with most close to 223c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 257.2c/kg.

Commercial cattle report supplied by Joe Lehman, Grant Daniel Long, Dalby:

Cattle came from Western NSW, SA, Blackall, Longreach, Queensland channel country and the local Dalby surrounding areas.

There was a quality draft of 176 Simmental cows station mated to Simmental bulls, from Wandoan. This draft of cows created quite a bit of attention, selling exceptionally well and being purchased by a restocker from Rockhampton.

GDL Sales:

Droughtmaster cows of Chinchilla sold to processors 210c, 571kg, average $1200

Droughtmaster bulls of Chinchilla sold to processors 249c, 970kg, average $2417

Simmental cross heifers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 338c, 270kg, average $915

Simmental cross steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 415c, 268kg, average $1112

Angus cross bullocks of Thargomindah sold to processors 271c, 761kg, average $2063

Angus cross bullocks of Thargomindah sold to processors 274c, 674kg, average $1848

Charolais cross steers of Adavale sold to processors  275c, 558kg, average $1535

Brahman cross steers of Adavale sold to feedlotters 281c, 506kg, average $1423

Angus cross steers of Millmerran sold to feedlotters  338c, 366kg, average $1239

Charolais cross steers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 342c, 380kg, average $1303

Charolais cross heifers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 306c, 411kg, average $1260

Yearling Brahman cross bulls of Cunnamulla sold to restockers 320c, 249kg, average $798

Charolais cross heifers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 342c, 283kg, average $969

Charolais cross steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 410c, 281kg, average $1153

Angus steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 383c, 286kg, average $1097

Angus cross steers of Chinchilla sold to processors 280c, 580kg, average $1624

Angus cross bulls of Chinchilla sold to processors 260c, 531kg, average $1383

Angus cross bulls of Chinchilla sold to feedlotters 270c, 438kg, average $1184

Angus cross heifers of Leyburn sold to restockers 328c, 257kg, average $846

Angus cross steers of Leyburn sold to restockers 368c, 279kg, average $1029

Charolais heifers of St George sold to feedlotters 314c, 327kg, average $1029

Charolais cross heifers of St George sold to restockers 318c, 266kg, average $849

Santa cross steers of St George sold to restockers  353c, 323kg, average $1142

Yearling Charolais cross bulls of St George sold to restockers 346c, 275kg, average $953

Droughtmaster cross steers of Thargomindah sold to processors 273c, 580kg, average $1585

Charolais cross cows of Thargomindah sold to processors 228c, 710kg, average $1621

Brahman cross  cows of Thargomindah sold to processors 225c, 495kg, average $1115

Charolais cross bulls of Thargomindah sold to processors 242c, 753kg, average $1825

Santa heifers of Blackall sold to feedlotters 330c, 376kg, average $1243

Angus cross heifers of Kumbia sold to restockers 318c, 329kg, average $1047

Brahman cows of Cecil Plains sold to processors 223c,  575kg, average $1284

PTIC Brahman cows of Cecil Plains sold to restockers 224c, 489kg, average $1097

Charolais cross bullocks of Longreach sold to processors 250c, 786kg, average $1968

Droughtmaster steers of Moonie sold  to feedlotters 325c, 435kg, average $1413

Charolais cross heifers of Wandoan sold to restockers 314c, 277kg, average $872

Charolais cross cows of Wandoan sold to processors 225c, 584kg, average $1314

Droughtmaster cross heifers of Wandoan sold to feedlotters 291c, 433kg, average $1261

Brahman cross bulls of Wandoan sold to processors 263c, 830kg, average $2184

Simmental cross heifers of Dirranbandi sold to restockers 341c,  248kg, average $847

Simmental cross steers of Dirranbandi sold to restockers 405c, 211kg, average $855

Simmental cross cows of Dirranbandi sold to processors 227c, 633kg, average $1440

Santa cross Heifer of Bungunya sold to restockers 310c, 414kg, average $1284

Braford bulls of Taroom sold to feedlotters 288c, 422kg, average $1217

Braford bulls of Taroom sold to processors 241c,  578kg, average $1395

Prime Droughtmaster cows of Guluguba 225c, 629kg, Av $1415

Angus cross steers of Wandoan 285.2c, 592kg, average $1689

A tremendous run of Station Mated 2-7 Yr old Simmental Females Joined to Blue Dog Simmental Stud bulls with the cows made up to 258.2 c and the heifers making up to 282.2c.

Weaner heifers of Wandoan  314c,  277kg, average $872.

Very good quality Charolais cross weaner steers and heifers sold to a top of  385.2c, 298.6kg, $1150.

Very good quality Angus steers of Guluguba with the top pen making 383c, 286kg, average $1097.

Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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