Dalby sale 24 Aug 2022: Firm market, weaners dearer

Beef Central, 25/08/2022

Yarding 4361 Change 1841

The trend of larger numbers coming onto the market continued at Dalby with the supply of stock increasing by 1,841 head to 4,361. Cattle were drawn from a wide area with close to 1,000 head from far Western Queensland and included in that run was 404 head in one consignment. Export buyer attendance was good and included all major Queensland processors plus southern operators.

Very light yearling steers returning to the paddock were considerably dearer. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market experienced very little change, however heavy weights improved in price by 19c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and could not maintain the levels of the previous week. A small selection of bullocks improved by 9c/kg. A good supply of heavy weight cows averaged 3c to 7c/kg dearer on top of the gains experienced the previous week, however medium weights sold to cheaper trend.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to 784c, and yearling steers under 280kg made to 722c a large sample at 642c/kg. Yearling steers to feed average from 526c to 567c with sales to 616c with some in the same weight range returning to the paddock at 676c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 564c to average 489c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to 578c very large sample averaging 522c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 459c to 500c and sold to 514c/kg.

Bullocks made to 420c to average 417c/kg some returning $2,940/head. Plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 380c to average 358c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 399c with a large sample at 389c/kg. Heavy weight bulls improved by a further 17c and sold to 368c/kg. PTIC cows to $2,225/head.

Market reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Strong week here in Dalby, dryer conditions saw an increase in cattle yarded to 4361 head. The normal panel of buyers were present and active as well as the support from the south we’ve seen over the last month. Prices were firm on last week to a touch dearer, some categories seemed to have come back slightly however, there was a greater variety of quality this week yarded and that reflected in the averages. Light yearling steers saw a significant increase in price with sales to 784c/kg with many under 200kg selling around 737c/kg and steers under 280kg making 640c/kg on average. Bulls also saw a fair increase with good heavy bulls averaging 340c/kg. Next week GDL sell: 8th

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 320c/kg, 412c/kg, 370c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –220c/kg, 288c/kg, 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –290c/kg, 388c/kg, 340c/kg
Cows over 500kg –301c/kg, 399c/kg, 385c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –394c/kg, 399c/kg, 395c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –330c/kg, 420c/kg, 415c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –c/kg, c/kg, c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – c/kg, c/kg, c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 363.2c/kg, 1225kg, $4449.

Santa Cows sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 399.2c/kg, 697.9kg, $2786.

Santa Cows sold by Talbingo Past Co of Tara to processors 375.0c/kg, 675.6kg, $2533.

Brahman X Heifers sold by Clarke Past of The Gums to processors 414.2c/kg, 667.5kg, $2765.

D/Master 2T X Steers sold by Ray Family Trust of Taroom to processors 412.2c/kg, 651.0kg, $2683.

Angus X Steers sold by TSM Grazing Co of Glenmorgan to feedlotters 558.2c/kg, 372.2kg, $2078.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by A & C Chandler of Surat to feedlotters 612.2c/kg, 324.3kg, $1986.

Santa Ylg Steers sold by AK Cullen of Nanango to backgrounders 750.2c/kg, 241.7kg, $1813.

Hereford Heifers sold by Merawah Poll Herefords P/L of Boggabilla to feedlotters 512.2c/kg, 342.9kg, $1756.

D/Masters Ylg Heifers sold by AJ & SJ Wenham of Meandarra to restockers 556.2c/kg, 210.0kg, $1168.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by Sutton Beef of Glenmorgan to restockers 546.2c/kg, 239.4kg, $1307.

Limousin X Ylg Heifers sold by G & T Franz of Durong to restockers 564.2c/kg, 218.6kg, $1233.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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