Dalby sale 26 Oct: Light steer and heifer prices rise in smaller yarding

James Nason, 27/10/2022

Yarding 1470 Change 3605

The recent widespread rain event impacted on the supply of stock at Dalby, reducing numbers by 3,605 head down to 1,470.

Small samples of cattle were drawn from Birdsville, Winton, Charleville and Cunnamulla, with the remainder from the local supply areas.

The market responded to the smaller supply with a number of classes improving in price. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock lifted by 15c to 20c/kg and more in places. Yearling steers and heifers to feed also sold to a dearer trend. Most classes of cows improved in price with gains of 7c to 12c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 738c on a few occasions to average 685c/kg. Yearling steers to feed the domestic market averaged from 560c to 620c with sales to 688c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 524c to average 460c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background average 577c and sold to 636c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 616c to average 589c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 510c to average 445c/kg.

A small selection of bullocks made to 427c to average 420c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 343c and made to 356c and the best of the medium weights made to 400c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 401c to average 391c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 387c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Light yarding this week in Dalby with some heavy weather events spread over the last week. 1470 head were yarded with GDL accounting for 309 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and active. The yarding this week was a bit of a mix of quality with prices reflecting the cattle penned. For the better class of cattle prices were firm on last week if not dearer but there weren’t large numbers to quote. Heavy cows made to 400c/kg this week. Light weight yearling cattle, both heifers and steers under 330kg were up 15 to 20 c/kg on average, however, feeder steers and heifers softened slightly.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 390c/kg, 438c/kg, 400c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –404c/kg, 416c/kg, 410c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –248c/kg, 321c/kg, 315c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –296c/kg, 395c/kg, 355c/kg
Cows over 500kg –355c/kg, 401c/kg, 390c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –390c/kg, 440c/kg, 408c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –420c/kg, 427c/kg, 422c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –656c/kg, 736c/kg, 702c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –446c/kg, 738c/kg, 690c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 504c/kg, 688c/kg, 630c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –440c/kg, 652c/kg, 570c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 340c/kg, 524c/kg, 455c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –434c/kg, 636c/kg, 580c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –424c/kg, 616c/kg, 575c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –330c/kg, 536c/kg, 515c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –392c/kg, 510c/kg, 450c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –340c/kg, 550c/kg, 505c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 354c/kg, 401c/kg, 375c/kg



Shorthorn Cows sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processors 400.2c/kg, 801.1kg, $3206.

Brahman X Heifers sold by SJ Bolam & FJ Vagg of Cunnamulla to processors 411.2c/kg, 505.0kg, $2077.

2T Hereford X Steers sold by RA Weier of Dalby to processors 420.2c/kg, 551.7kg, $2318.

Speckle Park Steers sold by MA & HJ Christensen of Dalby to feedlotters 520.2c/kg, 401.3kg, $2087.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by DB McNicholl of Dulacca to backgrounders 738.2c/kg, 249.5kg, $1842.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by DB McNicholl of Dulacca to feedlotters 598.2c/kg, 276.0kg, $1651.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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