Dalby sale 16 Aug 2023: Market mainly firm

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 18/08/2023

Yarding 6010 Change +1212

Cattle were drawn from far Western Queensland, NSW. and the balance from the local supply area.

The continuing dry season was noticeable through out the yarding and especially in the cow section.

The better lines attracted solid competition through out with light weight yearling steers going back to the paddock selling well also the medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to solid demand with buyers opting buy lines of cattle.

Light and medium weight yearling heifers sold to firm rates.

However cows lost 4c to 12c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 334c and sold to 374c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 338c to 345c and made to 372c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 352c to average 335c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 268c to average 224c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 233c to 266c and made to 310c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed top at 318c to average 289c/kg.

A small sample of bullocks made to 272c average 267c/kg. Medium weight score 2 cows averaged 179c and sold to 200c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 207c and made to 217c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to top of 230c with a good sample at 218c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 260c/kg.

Market Reporter: David Friend

For full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long Report:

Dalby sale yarded 6010 with all normal export and feeder buyers operating, with better lines of cattle selling firm. Heavy Cows were 7 to 10 cents cheaper.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 103c/kg, 226c/kg, 202c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –202c/kg, 270c/kg, 252c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –100c/kg, 170c/kg, 152c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –160c/kg, 215c/kg, 201c/kg
Cows over 500kg –180c/kg, 230c/kg, 218c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –217c/kg, 267c/kg, 237c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg –200c/kg, 374c/kg, 324c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 286c/kg, 370c/kg, 340c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –230c/kg, 350c/kg, 341c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 300c/kg, 350c/kg, 341c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –120c/kg, 254c/kg, 221c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –190c/kg, 280c/kg, 260c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –200c/kg, 300c/kg, 285c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –210c/kg, 290c/kg, 246c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –209c/kg, 302c/kg, 264c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 212c/kg, 255c/kg, 228c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by GH & NG Weldon of Wandoan to processors 255.0c/kg, 825.0kg, $2104.

Charbray Cows sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Charleville to processors 221.2c/kg, 645.3kg, $1427.

Santa X Steers sold by GH & NG Weldon of Wandoan to feedlotters 346.2c/kg, 488.1kg, $1690.

Santa X Steers sold by Golden Family Trust of Taroom to feedlotters 346.2c/kg, 380.6kg, $1318.

Charolais Heifers sold by WC Lowien of The Bun to feedlotters 300.2c/kg, 412.5kg, $1238.

Charbray Heifers sold by PM & PJ Chaplain of Pilton to feedlotters 308.2c/kg, 374.6kg, $1155.

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by OM Kath of Kingaroy to restockers 348.2c/kg, 242.5kg, $844.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by MG & TJ Wales of Meandarra to restockers 372.2c/kg, 285.0kg, $1061.


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