Dalby sale 21 June 2023: Numbers decline to 3150

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 22/06/2023

Yarding 3150 Change -576

All the regular buyers were in attendance and operating. Apart from a few well presented lines the overall quality was not up to the standard of the previous week.

Young cattle continued to vary in price according to quality. Heavy weight cows averaged 5c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 378c to average 344c and poor quality lines 274c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 337c to 341c and sold to 370c/kg. A run of well bred medium weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 396c to average 365c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 321c made to 338c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made 244c to average 223c poor quality lines at 193c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 301c to average from 228c to 291c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to a top of 304c to average from 265c to 291c/kg Grown steers to processors made to 291c to average 284c/kg.

Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers averaged 181c and heavy weights 187c with sales to 196c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 191c and made to 200c/kg. The best of the cows made to 225c to average 213c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 268c/kg.  .

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers dropped to 3150 head yarded in Dalby this week with GDL yarding 929 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and operating. Overall, the market tipped to a softer trend, in large part due to the quality of cattle penned on the day, with classes dropping around 5 to 10c/kg. Heavy feeder heifers sold firm on last week’s prices with the best reaching 304c/kg and averaging around 265c/kg.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 200c/kg, 250c/kg, 240c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –70c/kg, 130c/kg, 115c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –118c/kg, 198c/kg, 175c/kg
Cows over 500kg –170c/kg, 225c/kg, 200c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –250c/kg, 291c/kg, 272c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –242c/kg, 280c/kg, 267c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –238c/kg, 356c/kg, 313c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –240c/kg, 378c/kg, 344c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 263c/kg, 370c/kg, 336c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –230c/kg, 360c/kg, 335c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 270c/kg, 338c/kg, 320c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –190c/kg, 226c/kg, 215c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –150c/kg, 244c/kg, 220c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –203c/kg, 250c/kg, 228c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –140c/kg, 301c/kg, 245c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –150c/kg, 304c/kg, 265c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –246c/kg, 350c/kg, 312c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 220c/kg, 268c/kg, 250c/kg


Angus Bulls sold by Green Hills Grazing of Tara to processors 261.2c/kg, 800.0kg, $2090.

Santa X Cows sold by GT & LD Gadsby of Jandowae to processors 212.2c/kg, 664.1kg, $1409.

Charolais X Heifers sold by Beau Park Pastoral Co of Kingaroy to processors 290.0c/kg, 469.2kg, $1361.

Santa X Heifers sold by GH & NG Weldon of Taroom to feedlotters 292.2c/kg, 450.8kg, $1317.

Angus Steers sold by Bannercase Pty Ltd of Pittsworth to feedlotters 328.2c/kg, 401.4kg, $1317.

Simmental X Ylg Steers sold by GT & LD Gadsby of Jandowae to feedlotters 360.2c/kg, 344.4kg, $1240.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to backgrounders 230.2c/kg, 291.5kg, $671.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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