Dalby sale 13 April 2022: Younger cattle firm, heavy cattle 5-10c cheaper

Beef Central, 14/04/2022

Yarding 2749 Change  1335

The number of cattle penned increased by 942 head to 2,749 at Dalby.

Similar to previous weeks cattle were drawn from a wide area including 601 from far Western Queensland, 81 from New South Wales and 102 head from South Australia. Buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week and those present were operating on reduced prices. However the better end of the light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock continued to receive strong support. Yearling steers and heifers to feed generally sold to a cheaper trend. Cows to export processors averaged 10c to 12c less and restocker lines averaged 8c/kg cheaper.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to a top of 820c with a good sample averaging 715c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market sold to a wide variation in price to average from 540c to 650c with the occasional sale to 676c, restocker lines averaged 652c and made to 668c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 512c and made to 542c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 756c with a fair sample averaging 638c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 524c to 536c and sold to 608c, with restockers lines reaching 678c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 464c the very occasional sale to 576c/kg.

A handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks sold from 380c to 432c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to export processors averaged 314c and the 3 scores 328c/kg. A fair supply of good heavy weight cows averaged 356c and sold to 368c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 350c/kg. PTIC heifers sold open auction made to $2,700/head.

Market reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers improved at Dalby today with 2749, with a lot more younger cattle yarded. Younger cattle remained firm in most categories, with the heavy cattle 5-10 cents cheaper.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 408.2c/kg, 452.2c/kg, 440.0c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –324.2c/kg, 360.0c/kg, 348.6c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –212.0c/kg, 310.0c/kg, 225.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –270.2c/kg, 358.2c/kg, 319.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg –329.2c/kg, 368.2c/kg, 355.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –340.0c/kg, 460.0c/kg, 420.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –380.0c/kg, 432.2c/kg, 400.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –804.2c/kg, 804.2c/kg, 804.2c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –580.2c/kg, 820.0c/kg, 714.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg –596.2c/kg, 668.2c/kg, 652.2c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 480.0c/kg, 594.2c/kg, 540.5c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 430.0c/kg, 544.2c/kg, 512.2c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –608.2c/kg, 756.2c/kg, 723.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –564.2c/kg, 700.0c/kg, 638.4c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –492.2c/kg, 608.2c/kg, 535.9c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –410.0c/kg, 568.2c/kg, 524.3kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –372.2c/kg, 576.2c/kg, 463.8c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –480.0c/kg, 646.2c/kg, 576.5c/kg
Slaughter Bulls –311.2c/kg, 350.0c/kg, 322.2c/kg



Simmental Bulls sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to feedlotters 381.2c/kg, 590.0kg, $2249.

Droughtmaster Cows sold by Merrawindi Pastoral Co of Millmerran to processors 361.2c/kg, 700.0kg, $2528.

Brahman X Heifers sold by AH & TE Gunn Partners of Goondiwindi to processors 472.2c/kg, 379.3kg, $1791.

Santa X Steers sold by Boxgrove Pastoral of Biddestone to processors 530.0c/kg, 451.4kg, $2392.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by B Clayton & The Esta of Kingaroy to restockers 670.2c/kg, 337.5kg, $2262.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by Ben Zammataro of Kingaroy to restockers 700.0c/kg, 240.0kg, $1680.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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