Yarding 3197 Change -238
The supply of stock at Dalby reduced by 230 head to 3,197, and included in the lineup were 180 head from NSW, and a small sample from far Western Queensland, with the balance from the usual local supply areas.
Export buyer attendance was good with all the regular operators active in the market, along with the usual feed and trade buyers, plus a good lineup of restockers.
Prices for young light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock improved by 12c to 26c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to a very strong market, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 10c/kg better. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market improved in price by up to 30c/kg.
A fair selection of good quality heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 8c/kg dearer, with the better quality noticeably dearer in places.
Cows generally sold to a strong market, with a lift in the standard of the heavy weights improving average prices by 2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 854c with a large sample averaging 713c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 621c to 648c with the occasional sale to 726c, with some returning to the paddock at 760c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 618c with a good sample averaging 577c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 812c to average 770c/kg.
Yearling heifers under 280kg were well supplied and made to 760c to average 681c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 599c to 625c with sales to 668c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors averaged 452c and made to 460c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows to export processors averaged 325c and made to 335c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 385c with a fair sample averaging 376c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made to 380c/kg some returning $3785/head.
PTIC cows sold open auction made to $3,700/head, and cows and calves made to $4,650/unit.
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Grant Daniel Long report
Good showing of the usual buyers again this week. Heavy cattle saw a slight increase again with heavy bullocks climbing to 460c/kg and heavy cows averaging 376c/kg. The market was strong all the way through today. Lightweight steers and heifers improved by up to 26c/kg. One pen of cows and calves had an exceptional sale of $4,650.
Heifers up to 400kg – 333c/kg, 464c/kg, 420c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – 316c/kg, 413c/kg, 385c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – 300c/kg, 372c/kg, 330c/kg
Cows over 500kg – 349.2c/kg, 385.2c/kg, 376c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – 350c/kg, 471c/kg, 460c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – 381c/kg, c/kg, Av c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – 750.2c/kg, 854.2c/kg, 829.5c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 400c/kg, 840.2c/kg, 713.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 450c/kg, 760.2c/kg, 650.3c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 454c/kg, 646.2c/kg, 621c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 450c/kg, 618.2c/kg, 576.8c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – 740.2c/kg, 812.2c/kg, 770.7c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 418.2c/kg, 760.2c/kg, 681c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 480c/kg, 668c/kg, 620c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 445c/kg, 626.2c/kg, 595c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 468.2c/kg, 528.2c/kg, 506c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 530c/kg, 700c/kg, 570c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 320c/kg, 380c/kg, 353c/kg
Limousin Bulls sold by GC & L Graham of Kingaroy to processors 372.2c/kg, 777.5kg, $2,894.
Droughtmaster X Cows sold by R Weeks of Kingaroy to processors 384.2c/kg, 630.0kg, $2,421.
Angus X Steers sold by MA & HJ Christensen of Dalby to feedlotters 604.2c/kg, 435.0kg, $2,628.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by Dongamere Farming of Meandarra to feedlotters 650.0c/kg, 378.5kg, $2,460.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by LH & DS Schouten of Kingaroy to restockers 854.2c/kg, 200.8kg, $1,715.
Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by Merle Patch of Kingaroy to backgrounders 760.2c/kg, 270.0kg, $2,053.
Speckle Park Cows sold by J Berghofer of Kingaroy to restockers $3,700.
Speckle Park Cows & Calves sold by J Berghofer of Kingaroy to restockers $4,650.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long