Dalby sale 20 Sep 2023: Softer market for 3824 head

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 21/09/2023

Yarding 3824 Change -17

The supply of stock at Dalby remained virtually unchanged at 3,824 head.

Buyer attendance was similar to the previous week with a number of export processors absent from the buying panel, and not all the regular feed and trade buyers were present.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock averaged a further 20c/kg less.

However yearling steers and heifers to feed sold close to the previous week level with only small reductions in places.

Cows continued to experienced less demand with heavy weight cows 7c to 10c cheaper and plain condition light and medium weights averaged 18c to 35c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 280c to average 246c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 262c to 263c with sales to 289c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 290c to average 269c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers averaged 140c and made to 198c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 180c to 230c and made to 238c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 246c to average 214c/kg.

A handful of bullocks made to 246c to average 226c/kg. Plain condition medium weight cows made to 110c to average 89c with a few light weights making 40c to 50c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 181c to average 173c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows made to 195c to average 189c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 228c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

Buyer attendance was down this week with a couple export buyers not in attendance or not operating and some feed operators absent. The market for bullocks and heavy feeder cattle was mostly firm on last week for better lines. The market for lightweight yearling cattle continued to soften, especially for lower-grade cattle.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 160c/kg, 220c/kg, 199c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –190c/kg, 190c/kg, 190c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –60c/kg, 72c/kg, 69c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –110c/kg, 172c/kg, 160c/kg
Cows over 500kg –152c/kg, 191c/kg, 180c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –187c/kg, 240c/kg, 230c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –170c/kg, 246c/kg, 226c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg –56c/kg, 280c/kg, 246c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 120c/kg, 288c/kg, 253c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –120c/kg, 289c/kg, 260c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 158c/kg, 290c/kg, 267c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –62c/kg, 198c/kg, 140c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –100c/kg, 198c/kg, 177c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –80c/kg, 238c/kg, 230c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –140c/kg, 246c/kg, 210c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –150c/kg, 248c/kg, 205c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 148c/kg, 190c/kg, 170c/kg

*There was a live export order in operation which saw heavy bulls reach a top of 228.2c/kg



Santa Bulls sold by G & T Franz of Darr Creek to export 218.2c/kg, 773.3kg, $1687.

Angus Bulls sold by JL & CM Bouchier of Meandarra to processors 170.2c/kg, 800.0kg, $1362.

Angus X Cows sold by Tooloombilla of Meandarra to processors 191.2c/kg, 601.3kg, $1150.

Angus Heifers sold by RL & JJ Creagh of Durong to processors 220.0c/kg, 501.4kg, $1103.

Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by R, E & M Wicks of The Gums too feedlotters 238.2c/kg, 356.7kg, $850.

Hereford Steers sold by Roxanna Farming of Wellcamp to processors 218.2c/kg, 620.8kg, $1355.

Angus X Steers sold by Pandin Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 265.0c/kg, 374.3kg, $992.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Pandin Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 264.2c/kg, 338.9kg, $895.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by PG & SA Wolski of Yarraman to feedlotters 190.2c/kg, 285.8kg, $544.


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