Dalby sale 25 Jan 2023: Light steer prices lift

James Nason, 26/01/2023

Yarding 3324 Change +915

Most of the cattle were drawn from the local areas with one consignment of 486 head from Chinchilla.

Buyer attendance was similar to the previous sale.

Prices for well bred light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock improved by 20c to 30c/kg. The better end of the yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 5c to 9c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks experience very little change in price.

A large run of PTIC cows to restockers received excellent support. However cows to processors lost 6c to 8c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to the occasional 568c with a large number at 503c/kg.

Restockers and feeder operators paid from 524c to 526c on the 280 to 330kg yearling steers with most sales from 471c to 480c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 468c to average 443c and restockers paid to 522c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made in the occasional 458c to average 407c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers averaged 432c and made to 465c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 414c/kg Heavy grown steers and bullocks made to 361c to average 350c/kg. Heavy weight PTIC cows returned to the paddock at an average of 319c with sales to 346c/kg.

Heavy weight cows to processors made to 295c to average 289c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made 270c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

For full NLRS report click here

Link to Dalby Regional Saleyards site for agents draw for upcoming sale

Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers improved again this week to climb to 3324 head with GDL yarding 1148 head. The usual panel of buyers were present and active this week. Prices for your slaughter cattle continued to soften this week to varying degrees, good heavy cows sold to around the 280c/kg mark. Bulls sold closer to the 250c/kg. Bullocks sold consistently close 350/kg and heifers going to processors were firm, though not many to quote. Feeder steers improved again, up another 10c/kg on average and heifers remained fairly firm. Lightweight yearling steers saw the best improvement at 20 to 30c/kg better. Yearling heifers did not experience much change.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 320c/kg, 384c/kg, 360c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –184c/kg, 220c/kg, 200c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –231c/kg, 285c/kg, 272c/kg
Cows over 500kg –240c/kg, 295c/kg, 280c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –327c/kg, 361c/kg, 349c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –582c/kg, 582c/kg, 582c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –430c/kg, 568c/kg, 502c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 320c/kg, 526c/kg, 480c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –340c/kg, 522c/kg, 440c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 310c/kg, 458c/kg, 407c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –410c/kg, 436c/kg, 418c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –320c/kg, 465c/kg, 432c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –352c/kg, 454c/kg, 420c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –342c/kg, 419c/kg, 401c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –304c/kg, 418c/kg, 377c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –272c/kg, 430c/kg, 370c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 210c/kg, 280c/kg, 252c/kg


Angus Bulls sold by AP & GM Lloyd of Chinchilla to processors 262.2/kg, 1075kg, $2819.

Santa Cows sold by Undaban Pastoral Co of Tara to processors 291.2c/kg, 591.0kg, $1721.

Angus X Heifers sold by DP & LM McMahon of Millmerran to feedlotters 416.2c/kg, 397.5kg, $1654.

Angus X Steers sold by Kibble Family Trust of Miles to processors 397.2c/kg, 547.9kg, $2176.

Angus X Steers sold by Tanami P’Ship of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 454.2c/kg, 395.0kg, $1794.

Speckle Park Ylg Steers sold by PG & SA Wolski of Kingaroy to feedlotters 440.0c/kg, 398.6kg, $1754.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by J McNamara of Dalby to feedlotters 404.2c/kg, 363.3kg, $1469.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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