Dalby sale 28 June 2023: Firm to dearer market for 3235

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 29/06/2023

Yarding 3235 Change +85

Cattle numbers at Dalby remained relatively close to the previous week at 3,235 head. All the usual buyers were in attendance and operating.

Most classes sold to a dearer trend. Yearling steers returning to the paddock and feed gained 10c to 15c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers improved the most to average over 30c/kg dearer.

Yearling heifers to feed improved by 10c/kg. Cows to processors were firm to a few cents better and PTIC lines were noticeably dearer.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 392c with a good sample at 355c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg also returning to the paddock made to 378c to average 347c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 340c and made to 350c/kg. Heavy weight yearling was to feed made to 344c to average 332c/kg.

A large selection of light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 300c to average 252c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 239c to 269c and made to 296c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed also made to 296c to average 270c/kg. A few bullocks made to 285c to average 275c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers averaged 172c/kg.

A large sample of PTIC cows returned to the paddock and made to 244c/kg.

Heavy weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 194c and made to 199c/kg.  Good heavy weight cows made to 227c to average 216c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 290c/kg. A good number of cows and calves made to $1,580/unit.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Link to Dalby Regional Saleyards site for agents draw for upcoming sale

Grant Daniel Long report

Dalby cattle sale numbers retained similar to last week with all normal buyers in attendance and operating. Most classes selling to a firm dearer market. With light weight yearling heifers selling 10-15cents dearer for the sale. Fingers crossed for some good rainfall next week.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 236c/kg, 265c/kg, 252c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –228c/kg, 256c/kg, 245c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –70c/kg, 140c/kg, 117c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –140c/kg, 115c/kg, 172c/kg
Cows over 500kg –180c/kg, 227c/kg, 216c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –221c/kg, 275c/kg, 250c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –259c/kg, 285c/kg, 275c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg –320c/kg, 392c/kg, 355c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 302c/kg, 378c/kg, 347c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –224c/kg, 350c/kg, 339c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 312c/kg, 344c/kg, 332c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –242c/kg, 280c/kg, 264c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –208c/kg, 300c/kg, 253c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –215c/kg, 296c/kg, 239c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –214c/kg, 296c/kg, 269c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –220c/kg, 296c/kg, 270c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –178c/kg, 300c/kg, 255c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 231c/kg, 290c/kg, 261c/kg


Limousin Bulls sold by GC & LFJ Graham of Kingaroy to processors 290.2c/kg, 850.0kg, $2467.

Simmental Cows sold by Elite Cattle Co of Meandarra to processors 224.2c/kg, 755.0kg, $1693.

D/Master Heifers sold by Merrawindi Pastoral Co of Millmerran to processors 256.2c/kg, 643.8kg, $1649.

Charolais X Heifers sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to feedlotters 296.2c/kg, 386.0kg, $1143.

Charolais X Steers sold by Tru Investments of Lillyvale to feedlotters 328.2c/kg, 451.3kg, $1481.

Santa Steers sold by RD & DM Baker of Meandarra to feedlotters 342.2c/kg, 430.0kg, $1471.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by J & J Allery of Nanango to backgrounders 378.2c/kg, 284.4kg, $1076.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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