Dalby sale 3 Aug 2022: Market firm to dearer

Beef Central, 04/08/2022

Yarding 3064 Change  +766

The supply of stock lifted by 766 head to 3064 at Dalby. Cattle were drawn from a wide area with 398 head from far Western Queensland plus 49 head from New South Wales with the remaining 2,617 from the local supply area. One major Queensland export processor remains absent from the buying panel, however three export processors and a store buyer from Victoria were active in the market, along with the regular buyers. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experience very little change in price. Yearling steers to feed varied in price according to quality. Yearling heifers to feed followed a similar trend. The southern export processor demand lifted bullocks by 7c/kg. The stronger support from southern processors also flowed onto the cows with improvements of 18c to 28c/kg.

Light weight steers returning to the paddock made to 600c with a good sample averaging 541c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 455c to 498c with sales to 518c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 502c with a good sample averaging 454c/kg. The best of the light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 540c to average 457c, however lesser quality lines averaged 357c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 409c to 450c with sales to 454c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 413c and made to 454c/kg.

A fair sample of bullocks averaged 413c with a few pens reaching 436c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 309c with sales to 322c/kg. A large sample of good heavy weight cows to export processors made to a top of 366c in pen lots to average 341c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 280c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2,500/unit.

Market Reporter, Trevor Hess


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Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers improved from last week to 3064 at Dalby. With one major Queensland export processor absent, there was strong support from three export processors and a store buyer from Victoria. Cows improved most by 20 to 30 cents. With bullocks improving by 7 cents. Most other classes remained firm to previous weeks.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 270.2c/kg, 390.0c/kg, 320.0c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –350.0c/kg, 394.2c/kg, 370.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –150.0c/kg, 190.2c/kg, 170.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –252.2c/kg, 340.0c/kg, 308.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg –323.2c/kg, 366.2c/kg, 341.2c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –334.2c/kg, 424.2c/kg, 408.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –320.0c/kg, 436.2c/kg, 412.8c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –542.2c/kg, 568.2c/kg, 557.2c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –438.2c/kg, 600.2c/kg, 541.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 460.2c/kg, 560.2c/kg, 503c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –398.2c/kg, 518.2c/kg, 455.8c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 422.2c/kg, 502.2c/kg, 454.3c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –374.2c/kg, 374.2c/kg, 374.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –400.0c/kg, 540.2c/kg, 456.7c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –260.2c/kg, 494.2c/kg, 479.3c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –300.0c/kg, 454.2c/kg, 414.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –358.2c/kg, 458.2c/kg, 413.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –324.2c/kg, 500.0c/kg, 374.1c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 220.0c/kg, 280.0c/kg, 254.8c/kg


Charbray Bulls sold by Daylight to Dark Past of Ducklo to processors 280.0c/kg, 675.0kg, $1890.

Santa Cows sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 333.2c/kg, 680.6kg, $2268.

Hereford Cows sold by P Jukes of Quilpie to processors 338.2c/kg, 564.0kg, $1907.

Santa Cows sold by DR & PL Cameron of Tara to processors 340.0c/kg, 684.2kg, $2326.

Angus X Steers sold by Rich Ag Pty Ltd of Wandoan to feedlotters 518.2c/kg, 392.5kg, $2034.

Charbray Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 474.2c/kg, 460.0kg, $2181.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by Maylingup Past Co of Warra to backgrounders 554.2c/kg, 242.5kg, $1344.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by PJ & CS Cousen of Pittsworth to backgrounders 570.2c/kg, 202.0kg, $1152.

Santa X Ylg Steers sold by Cluden Park Past Co of Taroom to backgrounders 538.2c/kg, 249.3kg, $1342.

Limousin Ylg Bulls sold by RS Haack of Nanango to backgrounders 522.2c/kg, 197.5kg, $1031.

Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by SC & EM Smith of Kingaroy to restockers 492.2c/kg, 257.5kg, $1267.

Charolais Ylg Heifers sold by Kirrawah Downs Partnership of Warra to restockers 454.2, 338.6kg, $1538.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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