Dalby sale 19 Oct: Heifers dearer as yarding rises to 5075

Beef Central, 20/10/2022

Yarding 5075 Change 2401

Numbers at Dalby almost doubled the previous weeks level to the highest in the nation this week to 5,075 head. Cattle were drawn from a wide area with 692 head from far Western Queensland, 503 New South Wales. The large panel of export buyers in attendance included southern export processors and all were operating. The regular line up of trade and feeder plus restockers buyers were also active in the market.

Light weight yearling steers heifers returning to the paddock averaged 16c to 30c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed averaged 4c to 7c/kg dearer. Yearling heifers to feed experienced strong support for the quality. Heavy steers and bullocks to export processors averaged 5c better. Most classes of cows sold to a slightly cheaper market to average 2c to 4c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 766c with a large sample averaging 664c/kg. Largest numbers of yearling steers under 330kg returned to the paddock at an average of 619c with sales to 708c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 614c to average 559c/kg. A large selection of heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 561c average 492c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock were well supplied and made to 674c to average 591c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 512c to 515c with sales to 570c/kg.

A few pens of bullocks made to 435c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 397c to average383c/kg.Heavy weight bulls made 423c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

The buying panel was full and active this week with all the usual buyers in attendance. The prices were firm on last trending to a dearer market.  Not much change in the heavy cattle today, some isolated sales in the bulls got up to 423c/kg and cows just couldn’t reach four dollars. Light weight yearling steers and heifers both improved by up to 30c/kg with light weight steers reaching 766c/kg and light weight heifers returning to the paddock making up to 674c/kg.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 310c/kg, 428c/kg, 390c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –387c/kg, 433c/kg, 418c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –304c/kg, 304c/kg, 304c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –298c/kg, 370c/kg, 358c/kg
Cows over 500kg –334c/kg, 397c/kg, 375c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –378c/kg, 430c/kg, 420c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –400c/kg, 411c/kg, 429c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –556c/kg, 672c/kg, 633c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –520c/kg, 766c/kg, 644c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 426c/kg, 708c/kg, 610c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –388c/kg, 614c/kg, 558c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 330c/kg, 561c/kg, 491c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –617c/kg, 617c/kg, 617c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –421c/kg, 674c/kg, 590c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –414c/kg, 670c/kg, 535c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –382c/kg, 540c/kg, 512c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –392c/kg, 532c/kg, 476c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –372c/kg, 702c/kg, 550c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 283c/kg, 423c/kg, 379c/kg


Brangus Bulls sold by RA & SA Houston of Goondiwindi to slaughters 400.0c/kg, 1055.0kg, $4220.

Angus Cows sold by Alexander Malcolm of Brigalow to processors 390.0c/kg, 647.5kg, $2525.

2T Angus X Heifers sold by RA & SA Houston of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 440.0c/kg, 507.5kg, $2233.

M/2 Angus Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Boggabilla to feedlotters 501.2c/kg, 528.8kg, $2650.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by GM Donovan & Co of Texas to backgrounders 766.2c/kg, 303.8kg, $2328.

Angus Ylg Bulls sold by K & M Holzheimer Trust of Tara to feedlotters 522.2c/kg, 359.2kg, $1876.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by K & M Holzheimer Trust of Tara to restockers 630.0c/kg, 298.5kg, $1881.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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