Dalby sale 16 March 2022: Market generally firm for 3524

Guest Author, 10/03/2022

Yarding 3524 Change 221

Numbers increased by 221 head to 3,524 at Dalby.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area with a small consignment from New South Wales, plus 440 head from far Western Queensland, with the remainder from the usual supply areas.

A full panel of export buyers was present and operating, plus the regular feed and trade buyers, along with a large line up of restockers.

Prices trends varied in places according to quality. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced some quality related price changes. Yearling steers to feed could not maintain the levels of the previous week. However yearling heifers returning to the paddock and feed received very strong support. A relatively small sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors averaged 5c to 7c/kg less.

However a good sample of cows sold to a dearer trend to average up to 13c/kg better. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 850c with a large sample averaging 708c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 582c to 644c with the occasional sale to 700c, with some in the same weight range returning to the paddock at 742c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 620c with a large sample averaging 547c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg returning to the paddock made to 798c, while the under 280kg lines averaged 640c and made to 742c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 557c to 608c and sold to 624c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 512c and made to 538c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 450c to average 441c, and the bullock portion made to 443c to average 432c/kg.

Full mouth bullocks made to 408c/kg some returning $3,584/head. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to an isolated 424c to average 359c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows to export processors averaged 370c and made to 378c/kg.

A large selection of good heavy weight cows made to 405c to average 393c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 377c/kg.

Cows and calves made to $3,975/unit.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Similar numbers to last week, with a full panel of buyers present. Cows improved to previous weeks up 10-15 cents. Most other categories firm to 5 cents cheaper. Next week GDL are selling 4th.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 434.2c/kg, 443.2c/kg, 438.7c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – 400.0c/kg, 424.2c/kg, 414.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – 200.0c/kg, 270.0c/kg, 260.6c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – 334.2c/kg, 392.2c/kg, 360.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – 380.0c/kg, 405.2c/kg, 393.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – 438.2c/kg, 450.0c/kg, 441.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – 425.2c/kg, 443.2c/kg, 431.8c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – 704.2c/kg, 850.0c/kg, 776.7c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 588.2c/kg, 833.2c/kg, 708.1c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 580.0c/kg, 742.2c/kg, 721.9c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 538.2c/kg, 648.2c/kg, 582.7c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 460.2c/kg, 620.0c/kg, 547.3c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – 640.0c/kg, 798.2c/kg, 717.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 496.2c/kg, 742.0c/kg, 640.5c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 580.0c/kg, 680.2c/kg, 619.3c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 484.2c/kg, 620.2c/kg, 557.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 450.0c/kg, 538.2c/kg, 511.6c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 384.2c/kg, 676.2c/kg, 595.6c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 322.2c/kg, 377.2c/kg, 362.2c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Tinderry Pastoral Co of Quilpie to processors 366.2c/kg, 875kg, $3,204.
Simmental X Cows sold by JM, Allan & Sons of Blackall to processors 405.0c/kg, 683.9kg, $2,770.
Simmental X Cows sold by JM, Allan & Sons of Blackall to processors 377.2c/kg, 880kg, $3,319.
4T Hereford X Steers sold by Nw, R, Ct & Dm James of Wandoan to processors 443.2c/kg, 668.3kg, $2,962.
Mt Santa Steers sold by Tinderry Pastoral Co of Quilpie to feedlotters 614.2c/kg, 373.7kg, $2,295.
Angus Steers sold by H Holtkamp of Dalby to feedlotters 580.0c/kg, 478.3kg, $2,774.
Droughtmaster X Ylg Steers sold by G & T Pomfret of Kingaroy to restockers 778.2c/kg, 238.0kg, $1,852.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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