Dalby sale 7 June 2023: Quality drop reflected in prices

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 08/06/2023

Yarding 3948 Change -751

The Nutrien team selling at Dalby.

The supply of stock at Dalby reduced by 751 head to 3,948.

Export buyer attendance was good with the return to a full panel of processors.

Overall quality was not up to the standard of the previous week and this was reflected in prices.

Light weight steers returning to the paddock averaged 8c/kg less. Yearling steers to feed lost 10c to 20c/kg however some of the reduction in price was due to the quality penned. Yearling heifers were the most affected to average 30c to 40c/kg less. Cows could not maintain the levels of the previous sale and averaged 6c to 8c/kg cheaper.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 428c with a large number at 356c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 330c to 332c and sold to 360c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 315c and made to 343c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to a very isolated 286c to average 225c and poor quality lines 178c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 230c to 247c with sales to 266c/kg. The best of the heavy weight yearling heifers for future breeders made to 303c/kg. Bullocks made to 280c to average 265c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers averaged 173c and heavy weights averaged 184c and made to 192c/kg.

Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 194c and the best of the cows averaged 211c and made to 215c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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A smaller yarding at Dalby then previous week. With all regaler buyers in attendance and operating. Most classes experiencing 5-10cents cheaper. Medium Store Cows seeing the only category seeing a lift by 5cents. Light weight Heifers saw the most significant drop of 20-30cents.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 223c/kg, 227c/kg, 232c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –214c/kg, 253c/kg, 239c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –142c/kg, 148c/kg, 145c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –130c/kg, 195c/kg, 186c/kg
Cows over 500kg –204c/kg, 215c/kg, 211c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –240c/kg, 270c/kg, 250c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –237c/kg, 280c/kg, 274c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg –270c/kg, 428c/kg, 356c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 272c/kg, 360c/kg, 332c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –316c/kg, 342c/kg, 330c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 288c/kg, 343c/kg, 315c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –186c/kg, 243c/kg, 199c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –170c/kg, 286c/kg, 225c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –205c/kg, 266c/kg, 247c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –216c/kg, 280c/kg, 245c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –210c/kg, 280c/kg, 246c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –238c/kg, 292c/kg, 261c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 229c/kg, 267c/kg, 245c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by BG Lebsanft of Goombungee to processors 266.2c/kg, 1015kg, $2702.

Shorthorn Cows sold by Weemabah P/L of Hungerford to processors 215.0c/kg, 563.0kg, $1210.

Shorthorn Heifers sold by Pigurra Grazing Co of Blackall to processors 253.2c/kg, 506.4kg, $1282.

Santa X Steers sold by BG Lebsanft of Goombungee to feedlotters 330.2c/kg, 401.4kg, $1325.

Santa Ylg Steers sold by MP & LK Mchugh of Bell to backgrounders 380.2c/kg, 217.5kg, $827.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by PA & KM Winter of Kingaroy to backgrounders 382.2c/kg, 245.0kg, $936.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, GDL


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