Dalby sale 9 Nov 2022: Return of southern support boosts demand

Beef Central, 10/11/2022

Yarding 6572 Change 3056

The supply of stock at Dalby again almost doubled the previous weeks level to the highest in the nation this week at 6,572 head to be 3,056 more than the previous week. There was a large consignment of 1,713 head from far Western Queensland, and 454 from New South Wales. A large panel of export processors was present with the return of southern operators, however one regular export processor displayed very little interest in the cow section. Despite the larger supply of light weight yearling steers and heifers buyers were able to absorb the increased numbers plus maintain the high levels of the previous week and even lift prices in places. Yearling steers and heifers to feed followed a similar trend. The younger end of the bullocks experienced fair demand pushed on by some supermarket support. Most classes of cows sold to a cheaper trend to average 15c to 20c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to an isolated 740c with a large selection averaging 640c/kg. Steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 555c and sold to 646c/kg. Heavy weight steers to feed made to 550c to average 490c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 636c to average 570c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 495c to 560c/kg. A large selection of bullocks averaged 404c with the younger end to the supermarket trade at 440c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 323c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 370c to average 363c/kg. Market Reporter T Hess.

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Grant Daniel Long report

A bigger week here in Dalby this week with numbers climbing to 6572 head yarded with GDL bringing in 2470 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present with one export buyer not very active; however, we saw the return of support from the south which pushed demand. Despite the larger yarding, competition was high and prices for yearling cattle were mostly pushed in a dearer direction, increasing by 5 to 10c/kg in places and otherwise firm on last week. Cows and heavy bulls followed last week’s trend and sold to a softer price with heavy cows and bulls both averaging back to 357c/kg. Heifers and steers to processors didn’t experience much change. Next week GDL are selling 6th.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 332c/kg, 460c/kg, 400c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –374c/kg, 374c/kg, 374c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –270c/kg, 270c/kg, 270c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –282c/kg, 356c/kg, 330c/kg
Cows over 500kg –282c/kg, 370c/kg, 357c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –352c/kg, 446c/kg, 410c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –370c/kg, 440c/kg, 400c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –680c/kg, 740c/kg, 709c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –400c/kg, 714c/kg, 645c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 530c/kg, 648c/kg, 605c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –424c/kg, 646c/kg, 566c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 380c/kg, 550c/kg, 499c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –520c/kg, 602c/kg, 581c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –414c/kg, 636c/kg, 574c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –382c/kg, 616c/kg, 536c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –360c/kg, 542c/kg, 495c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –362c/kg, 544c/kg, 460c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –350c/kg, 728c/kg, 542c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 268c/kg, 375c/kg, 357c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by RD Baker of Tara to processors 358.2c/kg, 955.0kg, $3421.

Brahman X Cows sold by AR & KD Mills of Boggabilla to processors 365.0c/kg, 594.0kg, $2168.

Limousin X Heifers sold by Dalby State High School of Dalby to feedlotters 414.2c/kg, 505.0kg, $2092.

Limousin Heifers sold by AC Graham of Kingaroy to feedlotters 414.2c/kg, 493.3kg, $2043.

8T Santa X Steers sold by CW EM & LM Hartwig of Wandoan to processors 386.2c/kg, 812.1kg, $3137.

Santa X Steers sold by Undaban Pastoral Co of Tara to feedlotters 546.2c/kg, 433.3kg, $2367.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by EI, JM & JM Peters of Jandowae to feedlotters 630.2c/kg, 336.7kg, $2122.

Wagyu Ylg Heifers sold by Wagner Cattle Partnership of Wellcamp to restockers 628.2c/kg, 221.7kg, $1393.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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