Dalby sale 17 Aug 2022: Prices continue rising trend

Beef Central, 18/08/2022

Yarding 2520 Change 466

Some more rain across the supply area reduced the number of cattle at Dalby down by 466 head to 2,520. Buyer attendance across all classes was good with the return of all Queensland export processors plus the Victorian operators of the previous week were back in the market. Prices continued the rising trend experienced at most other markets.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged19c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market lifted in price by 28c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 17c/kg dearer. Light weight yearling heifers improved by 46c and medium weights to feed gained 10c to 11c/kg. All classes of cows sold to a dearer trend with improvements of 25c to 36c/kg.

A fair supply of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 710c to average 628c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged from 530c to 571c and sold to 576c, with some to restockers in the same weight range reaching 680c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 558c with a good sample averaging 470c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 624c to average 569c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 485c to 508c with the occasional sale to 532c/kg.

A small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks made to 414c to average 408c/kg. Medium and heavy weight PTIC cows returning to the paddock made to 410c with the largest numbers at 376c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 394c in pen lots with a fair sample averaging 386c/kg. Heavy weight bulls were noticeably dearer and sold 354c/kg.

Market reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Very solid week here in Dalby. All the usual buyers were present and active, and we saw the return of a major Qld processor that had been absent. Continued support from the south drove prices to improve again. A lot of good heavy cows sold between 380 and 390c/kg. Heavy bulls had a lot of sales from 280 to just over 300c/kg with a good number of lighter bulls being sold to processors for 330c/kg . There wasn’t a lot of lighter cattle this week to quote but both steers and heifers sold to a slightly dearer trend. Weaner steers had sales of over 700c/kg and weaner heifers sold to 624c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 280c/kg, 390c/kg, 340c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –158c/kg, 340c/kg, 270c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –282c/kg, 388c/kg, 360c/kg
Cows over 500kg –290c/kg, 394c/kg, 380c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –388c/kg, 403c/kg, 395c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –405c/kg, 414c/kg, 407c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –640c/kg, 690c/kg, 656c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –540c/kg, 710c/kg, 628c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 460c/kg, 680c/kg, 592c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –404c/kg, 588c/kg, 525c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 346c/kg, 558c/kg, 460c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –550c/kg, 624c/kg, 603c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –310c/kg, 610c/kg, 565c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –450c/kg, 532c/kg, 510c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –380c/kg, 528c/kg, 484c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –380c/kg, 486c/kg, 440c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –306c/kg, 410c/kg, 361c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 200c/kg, 354c/kg, 300c/kg


Limousin Bulls sold by AC Graham of Kingaroy to processors 332.2c/kg, 655.0kg, $2176.

Santa Cows sold by R Perrett & Owen Perrett & Co of Wandoan to processors 390.2c/kg, 728.0kg, $2841.

PTIC Red Tag Angus Cows sold by Forty-one Road Grazing Trust of Tara to restockers 410.0c/kg, 620.0kg, $2542.

2T Angus Heifers sold by Donohoe Cattle Co of Moonie to feedlotters 436.2c/kg, 545.0kg, $2377.

Simmental X Steers sold by C Mitchell – Gradna Past of Meandarra to processors 410.0c/kg, 657.0kg, $2694.

Mt Angus X Steers sold by J & J Dougall of Chinchilla to feedlotters 552.2c/kg, 397.1kg, $2193.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by SH & KA Bourne of Miles to backgrounders 702.2c/kg, 272.0kg, $1910.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by AC, DJ & PM Trewin of Goombungee to restockers 586.2c/kg, 245.0kg, $1436.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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