Dalby sale 29 Nov 2023: Yarding lifts in response to rain, prices

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 30/11/2023

Yarding 4003 Change +2280

Good falls of rain over the supply area had no effect on cattle numbers at Dalby as producers took advantage of recent price improvements.

A full panel of export buyers was present and similar to the previous week not all were operating. The regular feed and trade plus restocker buyers were in attendance and active.

The market responded to the rain with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lifting in price by over 70c/kg. Yearling steers and heifers to feed improved by 40c to 50c/kg. Bullocks to export processors averaged 17c/kg better.

Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers averaged 19c/kg dearer.

However heavy weight cows to export processors could not maintain the improved levels of the previous week and averaged 8c to 10c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 440c while the under 280kg lines made to 430c to average 390c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 340c to 366c with sales to 392c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 342c to average 320c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 332c with a good sample at 297c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 309c to 314c with sales to 326c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 320c to average 273c/kg. Bullocks made to 307c to average 291c and full mouth bullocks made to 267c/kg.

Medium weight cows to restockers made to 202c to average 194c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 207c and good heavy weight cows made to 235c to average 219c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 270c/kg.

Market Reporter, Trevor Hess.

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

The usual panel of buyers were present and operating with a lot of local interest present at the sale as well. Prices for fat cows eased off last week’s highs with a lot of big frame heavy cows making 215-220c/kg and smaller framed cows making around 210c/kg. Plain conditioned cows to restockers averaged 190c/kg. Bulls made to 270c/kg with a lot of bulls still around 220c/kg. The rest of classes were significantly stronger this week. Heavy feeders steers averaged 320c/kg and light feeders sold consistently around 340/350c/kg. Heavy heifers going to feed sold around 270/280c/kg and light feeder heifers making around $3 with sales up to 326c/kg. Young bullocks sold up to 307c/kg with a lot of sales around 290c/kg and full mouth bullocks averaging around 270c/kg. Heifers to processors made similar money with sales up to 299c/kg. Weaner steers made to 440c/kg with a lot of good weaners from 380-400c/kg. Weaner heifers sold from 280-330c/kg depending on quality and condition.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 211c/kg, 299c/kg, 270c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –151c/kg, 210c/kg, 190c/kg
Cows over 500kg –170c/kg, 235c/kg, 218c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –257c/kg, 295c/kg, 290c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –267c/kg, 307c/kg, 289c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –352c/kg, 440c/kg, 395c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –300c/kg, 430c/kg, 389c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 248c/kg, 396c/kg, 355c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –290c/kg, 380c/kg, 340c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 270c/kg, 342c/kg, 321c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –248c/kg, 320c/kg, 296c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –156c/kg, 332c/kg, 295c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –280c/kg, 326c/kg, 315c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –253c/kg, 324c/kg, 305c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –250c/kg, 320c/kg, 270c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –208c/kg, 282c/kg, 256c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 150c/kg, 270c/kg, 220c/kg


Angus Bulls sold by Rich Ag Pty Ltd of Taroom to processors 269.2c/kg, 892.5kg, $2403.

Shorthorn Cows sold by G Morgan & Co of Meandarra to processors 220.0c/kg, 860.8kg, $1894.

Angus Heifers sold by WG Thompson Family Trust of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 322.2c/kg, 365.5kg, $1177.

Santa X Steers sold by J Burgess of Meandarra to processors 301.2c/kg, 680.0kg, $2048.

Simmental Steers sold by J Berghofer of Kingaroy to feedlotters 356.2c/kg, 356.3kg, $1269.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Matajat Pastoral Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to feedlotters 396.2c/kg, 293.8kg, $1164.

D/Master X Ylg Steers sold by Weemabah Pty Ltd of Hungerford to backgrounders 412.2c/kg, 262.5kg, $1082.

Brangus X Ylg Heifers sold by Weemabah Pty Ltd of Hungerford to feedlotters 332.2c/kg, 255.6kg, $849.


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