Dalby sale 10 May 2023: Cheaper market for larger yarding

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 11/05/2023

Yarding 5086 Change +1199

The movement of larger numbers of cattle into the market continued at Dalby with numbers increasing by 1,199 head to 5,086.

All the regular buyers were in attendance and operating on reduced prices.

Most classes sold to a much cheaper market. Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 10c less and the heifer portion averaged over 30c/kg cheaper. However yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed followed a similar trend.

Cows lost a further 25c to 30c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 428c to average 367c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 395c with most from 368c to 373c with some in the same weight range returning to the paddock at 414c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 376c to average 352c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 306c to average 257c and poor quality lines 193c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 316c to average from 278c to 293c/kg. A handful of bullocks made to 280c to average 278c/kg. A large selection of full mouth bullocks made to 270c with the best of the very heavy weights reaching 208c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 160c and the 2 scores 185c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 225c to average 213c/kg. The very best of the cows averaged 232c and made to 240c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 278c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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The usual panel of buyers were in attendance, operating with reduced rates. Cows saw a significant reduction with top cows making 240c/kg, with most classes of cows down up to 30c/kg. Milk and 2 tooth bullocks sold consistently around 270c/kg, older heavy weight bullocks sold just over 200c/kg. Heifers going to processors were fairly firm on last week selling around 270c/kg. Feeder steers and heifers sold to similar prices on last week. Light weight yearling steers sold 10c/kg cheaper on average and the heifers were back up to 30c/kg for poorer lines.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 230c/kg, 300c/kg, 260c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –249c/kg, 296c/kg, 275c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –120c/kg, 148c/kg, 133c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –100c/kg, 215c/kg, 170c/kg
Cows over 500kg –140c/kg, 240c/kg, 220c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –164c/kg, 280c/kg, 270c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –350c/kg, 410c/kg, 374c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –220c/kg, 428c/kg, 365c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 276c/kg, 414c/kg, 375c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –246c/kg, 395c/kg, 368c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 230c/kg, 376c/kg, 352c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –168c/kg, 306c/kg, 257c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –190c/kg, 316c/kg, 280c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –202c/kg, 342c/kg, 278c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –188c/kg, 300c/kg, 275c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –222c/kg, 318c/kg, 275c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 210c/kg, 278c/kg, 259c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by DJ & GM Kroll of Chinchilla to exports 271.2c/kg, 815.0kg, $2210.

Santa Cows sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 210.0c/kg, 703.6kg, $1478.

Santa Heifers sold by Chacewater Pty Ltd of Westmar to feedlotters 296.2c/kg, 579.5kg, $1716.

Charolais X Heifers sold by Southwest Grazing of Moonie to feedlotters 342.2c/kg, 396.9kg, $1358.

Angus X Steers sold by GC & JA Peck of Blackall to processors 272.2c/kg, 676.0kg, $1804.

Santa X Steers sold by Southwest Grazing of Moonie to feedlotters 378.2c/kg, 405.0kg, $1532.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Whispering Pines Cattle Co of Bell to backgrounders 428.2c/kg, 220.8kg, $946.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by NA & KL McLaughlin of Kingaroy to feedlotters 244.2c/kg, 277.5kg, $678.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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