Dalby sale 30 March 2022: Heavy rains force smaller yarding

Beef Central, 31/03/2022

Yarding 1414 Change -2003

The very heavy falls of rain across the local areas reduced the supply of stock by 2,003 head to 1,414 at Dalby, with 40 percent of the yarding being drawn from far Western districts as well as New South Wales.

A fair panel of buyers was present and most were operating. Prices did not respond to the smaller yarding with a number of classes selling to a cheaper market.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock received fair demand for the quality penned. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market experienced very little change in price.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 7c/kg less.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers met fair demand. Yearling heifers to feed could not maintain the levels of the previous sale.

Bullocks to export processors averaged 12c/kg cheaper.

Cows to restockers received strong support, however cows to export processors averaged 5c to 12c/kg less and more in plac

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 694c to average 659c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 586c to 662c with sales to 690c, with some to restockers reaching 696c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 612c a large sample averaged 530c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 653c and made to 670c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 517c to 552c with sales to 572c, and restocker lines reached 600c/kg. Bullocks to export processors averaged 419c and made to 432c/kg. Full mouth bullocks averaged 402c/kg.

Cows to restockers averaged from 362c to 373c and sold to 376c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 375c to average 368c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 352c/kg.

Market reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Due to heavy rainfall across local districts there was a mixed yarding of cattle, with most categories were firm with restocker cows up 5 to 10 cents.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 380.0c/kg, 408.2c/kg, 399.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – 393.2c/kg, 411.2c/kg, 400.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – 168.2c/kg, 244.2c/kg, 206.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – 350.0c/kg, 373.2c/kg, 359.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – 361.2c/kg, 375.2c/kg, 367.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – 388.2c/kg, 432.2c/kg, 406.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – 412.2c/kg, 432.2c/kg, 418.8c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 530.0c/kg, 694.2c/kg, 658.8c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 532.0c/kg, 696.2c/kg, 584.2c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 482.2c/kg, 646.2c/kg, 586.7c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 450.2c/kg, 612.2c/kg, 530.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 498.2c/kg, 670.2c/kg, 653.7c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 530.2c/kg, 600.0c/kg, 580.7c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 444.2c/kg, 566.2c/kg, 517.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 375.0c/kg, 482.2c/kg, 450.0c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 400.0c/kg, 584.2c/kg, 479.4c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 313.2c/kg, 352.2c/kg, 344.7c/kg


Charbray Bulls sold by Trifecta Beef of Condamine to processors 352.2c/kg, 797.5kg, $2809.

Charolais Cows sold by Postle Pastoral Co of Chinchilla to processors 375.2c/kg, 722.5kg, $2711.

Mt Droughtmaster X Steers sold by M & J Clifford of Mundubbera to feedlotters 556.2c/kg, 439.0kg, $2442.

Mt Angus X Steers sold by Omicron Pastoral of Thargomindah to feedlotters 594.2c/kg, 461.1kg, $2739.92.

Santa X Ylg Steers sold by Owen Perrett & Co of Wandoan to feedlotters 594.2c/kg, 348.5kg, $2071.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by S Sheid of Bell to restockers 580.2c/kg, 404.3kg, $2346.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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