Yarding 3516 Change 2046
Despite another rain event over the supply area the number of stock at Dalby more than doubled the previous weeks level at 3,516 head. Close to half of the total yarding was drawn from outside the local supply areas, with 954 from far Western Queensland, 657 from New South Wales, and 89 from South Australia. Export buyer attendance and activity was not as good as the previous week.
Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock continued to experience strong support for the quality penned. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved in price pushed on in places by restockers. Yearling heifers to feed followed a similar trend. Most classes of cows could not maintain the levels of the previous sale with losses of 7c to 13c/kg and more in places. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 722c with a good sample averaging 630c/kg. Yearling steers to feed averaged from 565c to 589c with sales to 632c, with a fair sample to restockers reaching 650c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockes or background made to 620c to average 570c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 493c to 558c with some to restockers to 610c/kg. A small selection of bullocks made to 431c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 324c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 388c to average 379c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 393c/kg. Cows and calves made to $3,400/unit.
Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
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Grant Daniel Long report
A good week in Dalby, the yarding was impacted by the wet weather at the start of the week, however, we still saw 3516 head yarded with GDL contributing 1476 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present with support from export buyers down but trade, restock and feed buyers operating in strong competition. Overall, the market was relatively firm on previous weeks. Cows sold to a softer trend, still averaging 370c/kg for heavy cows, down about 5c/kg from last week. Light weight yearling steers to feed averaged 10c/kg better.
Heifers up to 400kg – 370c/kg, 408c/kg, 389c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –403c/kg, 418c/kg, 410c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –198c/kg, 290c/kg, 245c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –286c/kg, 366c/kg, 340c/kg
Cows over 500kg –320c/kg, 388c/kg, 370c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –379c/kg, 431c/kg, 420c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –600c/kg, 650c/kg, 618c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –400c/kg, 722c/kg, 633c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 452c/kg, 650c/kg, 600c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –426c/kg, 604c/kg, 571c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 418c/kg, 530c/kg, 490c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –408c/kg, 620c/kg, 572c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –508c/kg, 610c/kg, 558c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –418c/kg, 538c/kg, 515c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –366c/kg, 498c/kg, 453c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –370c/kg, 546c/kg, 530c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 350c/kg, 393c/kg, 377c/kg
Hereford Bulls sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Charleville to processors 361.2c/kg, 1055kg, $3811.
Charbray Cows sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Charleville to processors 367.2c/kg, 626.0kg, $2299.
M/2 Angus X Steers sold by R & C McInnerney of Surat to processors 450.0c/kg, 540.0kg, $2430.
2T Shorthorn X Heifers sold by Hinz Grazing of Miles to processors 402.2c/kg, 546.3kg, $2197.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by MG & TJ Wales of Meandarra to feedlotters 570.2c/kg, 426.4kg, $2432.
Charolais Ylg Heifers sold by DJ & HL Reid of Kingaroy to restockers 524.2c/kg, 325.0kg, $1704.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long