Dalby sale 26 April 2023: Solid market for Anzac Day boosted yarding

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 27/04/2023

Yarding 6875 Change +2055

The number of cattle penned at Dalby increased by 2,055 head to 6,875 with the cancellation of some sales due to the public holiday lifting supply.

All the regular operators were present and active in the market. Despite the very large number of cows buyers were able to absorb the larger supply plus maintain firm prices. Yearling steers to feed experienced a small improvement in places. The better end of the yearling heifers held firm, however poor quality lines were cheaper.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 450c with the largest numbers from 405c to 415c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 372c to 390c and sold to 422c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers averaged 352c and made to 374c with some to restockers at 409c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock averaged 311c and made to 346c and poor quality lines 261c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 310c to 324c with an isolated sale to 368c/kg.. Heavy grown steers made to 331c and bullocks made to 320c to average 318c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 242c and made to 254c/kg. Heavy weight cows were well supplied and 3 scores averaged 260c and made to 268c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows made to 273c with a large number averaging 269c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 320c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hes

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Grant Daniel Long report

A big sale in Dalby this week due to a few saleyards not operating on ANZAC day this week meaning a few more cattle sent to Dalby.

There was a good panel of buyers this week, operating to strong competition. The market for heavy cattle going to processors or to be fed was solid, lightweight yearling cattle saw prices soften.

Heavy bulls saw sales jump to 320c/kg, cows were solid averaging 265c/kg and heifers going to the paddock and bullocks sold very similar with top sales over 320c/kg. Lightweight steers topped at 450c/kg with most selling around 420c/kg. Lightweight heifers saw the greatest dip in prices with most weaner heifers selling from 310 to 320 c/kg and top sales still reaching nearly 370c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 270c/kg, 306c/kg, 285c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –256c/kg, 321c/kg, 295c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –140c/kg, 184c/kg, 170c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –180c/kg, 267c/kg, 242c/kg
Cows over 500kg –232c/kg, 273c/kg, 265c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –261c/kg, 331c/kg, 315c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –310c/kg, 320c/kg, 318c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –382c/kg, 430c/kg, 403c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –358c/kg, 450c/kg, 415c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 340c/kg, 450c/kg, 400c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –320c/kg, 414c/kg, 380c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 240c/kg, 409c/kg, 350c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –226c/kg, 322c/kg, 275c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –230c/kg, 346c/kg, 308c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –240c/kg, 368c/kg, 308c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –238c/kg, 334c/kg, 320c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –249c/kg, 326c/kg, 315c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –248c/kg, 366c/kg, 335c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 263c/kg, 320c/kg, 280c/kg


Gelbvieh Bulls sold by GR & BJ Patch of Kingaroy to processors 299.2c/kg, 830.0kg, $2483.

Santa Cows sold by Butler Grazing Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 272.2c/kg, 694.5kg, $1891.

Angus X Heifers sold by TA & LA Reid Family Trust of Condamine to feedlotters 266.2c/kg, 725.0kg, $1930.

Angus X Steers sold by TA & LA Reid Family Trust of Condamine to processors 320.2c/kg, 612.5kg, $1961.

Charolais X Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 362.2c/kg, 459.4kg, $1664.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Mombie Downs of Toowoomba to backgrounders 442.2c/kg, 248.3kg, $1098.

Limousin X Heifers sold by Whispering Pines Cattle Co of Bell to backgrounders 340.2c/kg, 308.3kg, $1049.

Angus X Ylg Steers Merrigum Cattle & Construction of Tara to backgrounders 444.2c/kg, 243.8kg, $1083.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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