Dalby sale 17 Jan 2024: Market generally dearer

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 18/01/2024

Yarding 3694 Change +2543

Buyer attendance was good with the return of all the regular operators and most were active in a generally dearer market.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lifted in price by a further 23c/kg on top of the improvements experienced the previous sale. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged from 30c to 40c/kg better. Heavy weights averaged 16c/kg dearer.

Yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by up to 18c/kg. Plain condition cows experienced the largest gains to average 35c/kg dearer pushed on by restockers and processors. Heavy weight cows averaged 24c to 28c/kg better.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 450c with a good sample averaging 407c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg to restockers made to 423c to average 395c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 379c to 389c with sales to 418c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 370c to average 350c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 332c to average 300c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 300c to 305c with sales to 338c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers averaged 306c and made to 338c/kg.

A handful of bullocks made to 306c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers averaged 242c and made to 247c and processor lines averaged 236c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to a top of 271c to average 263c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 290c/kg.

Market Reporter: Tevor Hess.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

A good yarding in Dalby this week, we saw a few more buyers return to the buying panel and all operating to strong demand. Prices lifted again this week with notable lifts in the cow job with good heavy weight cows making to 270c/kg with a lot from 255-265c/kg, there were some good quality store cows this week with plenty of sales from 235-255c/kg for those. Heavy feeder steers had sales to 370 with a lot of steers from 340-350c/kg and light feeders were brining 360-370c/kg, trade steers with a bit of frame were making 380-390c/kg. Top feeder heifers had sales up to 338c/kg with a lot of feeder heifers right around the $3 mark. Weaner steers with a bit of frame sold from 410-420c/kg for a top of 450c/kg, fresher steers were 385-400c/kg. Weaner heifers were also strong with sales to 325c/kg and a lot of light weight heifers selling for 295-310c/kg.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 260c/kg, 295c/kg, 280c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –270c/kg, 288c/kg, 279c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –190c/kg, 262c/kg, 235c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –209c/kg, 265c/kg, 240c/kg
Cows over 500kg –235c/kg, 271c/kg, 260c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –250c/kg, 306c/kg, 280c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg –300c/kg, 450c/kg, 405c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 260c/kg, 423c/kg, 393c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –244c/kg, 396c/kg, 379c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 256c/kg, 370c/kg, 347c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –208c/kg, 332c/kg, 300c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –210c/kg, 325c/kg, 300c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –264c/kg, 338c/kg, 305c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –280c/kg, 338c/kg, 305c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –270c/kg, 320c/kg, 310c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 250c/kg, 290c/kg, 280c/kg



Santa Bulls sold by JL & JA Tones of Jandowae to processors 271.2c/kg, 1060kg, $2875.

Santa Cows sold by G & K Franz Family of Darr Creek to processors 266.2c/kg, 715.7kg, $1905.

Angus Steers sold by Baraba Pastoral Co of Goondiwindi to processors 295.0c/kg, 553.3kg, $1632.

Santa Heifers sold by G & K Franz Family of Darr Creek to processors 290.2c/kg, 670.0kg, $1944.

Santa X Ylg Steers sold by Nolan Grazing of Moonie to backgrounders 394.2c/kg, 357.2kg , $1408.

Santa X Ylg Heifer sold by Nolan Grazing of Moonie to backgrounders 338.2c/kg, 362.4kg, $1226.

Angus Ylg Bulls sold by Lynworth Past Co of Garah to feedlotters 332.2c/kg, 324.2kg, $1077.



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