Dalby sale 20 April 2022: Prices lift in several categories

Beef Central, 21/04/2022

Yarding 1581 Change  -1168

The number of stock penned reduced by 1,168 head to 1,581 at Dalby.

Apart from 295 head from Western Districts the remainder were from the usual local supply areas.

All the regular buyers were in attendance and operating.

Prices turned around for a number of classes. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock sold to a firm to dearer trend. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved in price, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 9c/kg better. Yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by 12c to 20c/kg. Bullocks to export processors experienced stronger demand. Cows also sold to a dearer market to average 6c to 13c better, and up to 20c/kg on restocker lines.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 816c with a good sample averaging 694c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 575c to 620c and sold to 664c, with some returning to the paddock reaching 676c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 521c and made to 550c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 718c to average 644c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 549c to 556c with sales to 620c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 476c and sold to 522c/kg.

Bullocks made to 440c to average 435c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 340c, and a consignment of heavy weight PTIC lines made to 394c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 362c and made to 368c/kg. Heavy weight bulls to export processors made to 360c, and one bull found a new home and sold to 558c/kg.

Market reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Light yarding this week with just a short week due to Easter. 1580 yarded this week. All the usual buyers were present. Prices were very solid this week with slight improvements across most categories. Light trade steers made to 620c/kg averaging at 575c/kg. Bulls going to slaughter averaged 346c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 532c/kg, 550c/kg, 541c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –376c/kg, 477c/kg, 430c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –280c/kg, 280c/kg, 280c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –304c/kg, 359c/kg, 340c/kg
Cows over 500kg –329c/kg, 368c/kg, 361c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –378c/kg, 440c/kg, 434c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –788c/kg, 816c/kg, 800c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –578c/kg, 762c/kg, 694c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 540c/kg, 676c/kg, 640c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –528c/kg, 620c/kg, 575c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 393c/kg, 550c/kg, 520c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –650c/kg, 700c/kg, 675c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –604c/kg, 718c/kg, 644c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –506c/kg, 620c/kg, 556c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –526c/kg, 556c/kg, 549c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –376c/kg, 522c/kg, 470c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –412c/kg, 472c/kg, 450c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 278c/kg, 360c/kg, 346c/kg



Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 468.2c/kg, 520.0kg, $2435.

Brahman Bulls sold by A Sorley of Bell to processors 350.2c/kg, 845.0kg, $2959.

Simmental X Cows sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 360.0c/kg, 720.0kg, $2592.

6T Simmental X Heifers sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 409.2c/kg, 735.0kg, $3008.

2T Murry Grey Steers sold by TA Perkins of Miles to processors 440.0c/kg, 665.0kg, $2926.

Angus X Steers sold by TJ & CS Allen of Dalby to feedlotters 545.2c/kg, 473.0kg, $2579.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by PR & RM Scholl of Pilton to restockers 762.2c/kg, 230.0kg, $1753.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by PR & RM Scholl of Pilton to restockers 696.2c/kg, 251.3kg, $1749.


Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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