Dalby sale 14 June 2023: Firm market for 3728 head

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 15/06/2023

Yarding 3726 Change -222

The Nutrien team selling at Dalby.

There was a small reduction of 220 head down to 3,728 at Dalby. Buyer attendance was good with a full panel of export processors as well as the regular feed and trade operators. A number of classes sold to a firm to slightly dearer market. However light weight lines continued to struggle specially the heifer portion. Yearling steers to feed averaged 6c to 12c/kg better. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed also received a small improvement. Medium weight plain condition cows experienced a lift of 14c/kg pushed on by both restockers and processors. Heavy weight cows averaged 6c to 7c/kg better. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 386c to average 352c with a single sale of 348 head to 360c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 336c to 343c with an isolated sale to 396c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 335c to average 327c/kg. Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 282c to average 257c/kg. The 200 to 280kg yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 245c to average 221c and poor quality lines 148c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 241c to 267c with sales to 288c/kg. Grown steers to export processors made to 304c to average 297c/kg. Plain condition cows to processors averaged 176c and made to 188c and restockers lines averaged 189c and made to 202c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows to export processors averaged 202c and the best of the cows made to 225c to average 218c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Numbers dropped to 3726 head yarded in Dalby this week with GDL yarding 1221 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and operating. Overall, there was very little change on the day, especially in the better runs of cattle, most differences in prices were quality related. Lightweight yearling heifers continued to soften. Second grade cattle sold to a tougher market.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 210c/kg, 280c/kg, 245c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –242c/kg, 242c/kg, 242c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –100c/kg, 150c/kg, 125c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –100c/kg, 206c/kg, 180c/kg
Cows over 500kg –172c/kg, 225c/kg, 208c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –249c/kg, 306c/kg, 295c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –251c/kg, 264c/kg, 262c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –302c/kg, 384c/kg, 366c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –250c/kg, 386c/kg, 352c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 230c/kg, 366c/kg, 340c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –313c/kg, 396c/kg, 336c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 298c/kg, 335c/kg, 327c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –193c/kg, 282c/kg, 257c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –108c/kg, 245c/kg, 220c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –182c/kg, 256c/kg, 235c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –198c/kg, 286c/kg, 265c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –216c/kg, 288c/kg, 249c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –246c/kg, 338c/kg, 288c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 180c/kg, 265c/kg, 249c/kg

Angus Bulls sold by Malcom Alexander of Chinchilla to processors 255.0c/kg, 1050.0kg, $2678.
Charolais Cows sold by Brewer Boys Farming of Bell to processors 225.0c/kg, 655.0, $1474.
Angus Heifers sold by South Burnett Weeds & Feral Animal Control of Kingaroy to processors 272.2c/kg, 307.5kg, $837.
Angus Steers sold by B & S Crawley of Meandarra to processors 306.2c/kg, 582.5kg, $1784.
Brahman X Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 334.2c/kg, 440.0kg, $1471.
Simmental X Ylg Steers sold by WK & OA Perkins of Chinchilla to feedlotters 396.2c/kg, 343.3kg, $1360.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Charleville to backgrounders 360.2c/kg, 326.8kg, $1177.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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