Yarding 5208 Change –294
The number of stock at Dalby reduced by 294 head to 5,208, and included in the lineup were 792 head from far Western Queensland and 154 head from New South Wales. Export buyer attendance was good however not all were operating, and not all the regular feeder operators were present. Prices across a number of classes could not maintain the levels of the previous week. The better end of the light weight yearling steers and heifers to restockers experienced fair demand and however most were 30c to 40c/kg cheaper. Yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 20c to 40c/kg less. All classes of cows sold to a cheaper trend with good heavy weight cows 20c/kg less, and medium weights were noticeably cheaper Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 668c with a large selection averaging 581c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 508c to 556c with sales to 600c with restockers lines reaching 618c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change to averaged 454c and made to 468c/kg. Yearling heifers to restockers made to the occasional 590c with a large number at 490c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 435c to 468c/kg. Bullocks made to 380c to average 371c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 260c and restockers lines made to 310c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 324c to average 318c/kg. Heavy bulls held firm and made to 346c/kg
Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
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Grant Daniel Long report
5208 head of cattle yarded this week here in Dalby with GDL bringing in 2002 of those. Most of the usual panel of buyers were present, but with reduced rates, and not all actively participating in competition. This reduced competition saw prices continue to ease across all classes of cattle. Yearling cattle in both steers and heifers saw averages of up to 30c/kg softer. Cows softened 10 to 20c/kg across all weight classes on average.
Heifers up to 400kg – 320c/kg, 361c/kg, 355c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –315c/kg, 353c/kg, 340c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –202c/kg, 262c/kg, 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –230c/kg, 310c/kg, 290c/kg
Cows over 500kg –238c/kg, 324c/kg, 310c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –343c/kg, 380c/kg, 369c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –400c/kg, 602c/kg, 592c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –380c/kg, 668c/kg, 592c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 450c/kg, 618c/kg, 551c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –380c/kg, 570c/kg, 510c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 346c/kg, 474c/kg, 474c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –370c/kg, 590c/kg, 539c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –350c/kg, 570c/kg, 480c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –366c/kg, 580c/kg, 480c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –350c/kg, 494c/kg, 440c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –326c/kg, 480c/kg, 409c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –368c/kg, 582c/kg, 490c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 301c/kg, 346c/kg, 328c/kg
Angus X Bulls sold by Ruth Francis of Goombungee to feedlotters 428.2c/kg, 440.0kg, $1884.
Hereford Bulls sold by Scott Proud of Surat to processors 338.2c/kg, 900.0kg, $3044.
Santa Cows sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 320.0c/kg, 702.8kg, $2249.
Angus X Heifers sold by S Fawcett of Condamine to processors 321.2c/kg, 606.7kg, $1949.
Charolais X Heifers sold by Dongamere Farming Co of Cecil Plains to feedlotters 478.2c/kg, 382.5kg, $1829.
Droughtmaster Steers sold by Kurmala Pastoral Co of Moonie to processors 350.2c/kg, 656.9kg, $2300.
Charolais X Steers sold by PJ & FE Brownhalls of Chinchilla to feedlotters 486.2c/kg, 416.3kg, $2024.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by Cornish Management of Boggabilla to feedlotters 572.2c/kg, 334.1kg, $1912.
Simmental X Ylg Heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to restockers 564.2c/kg, 281.1kg, $1586.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long