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Dalby sale 14 Dec 2022: Final sale firm for 1429 head

Beef Central, 15/12/2022

Yarding 1429 Change –1158

Cattle numbers at Dalby for the last sale for 2022 reduced to 1,429 head. A small consignment of 344 head from far Western Queensland and 51 head from New South Wales were included in the lineup. Overall quality was very mixed and also a large number of light weight bulls were penned. Buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week. Most classes experienced good demand with only quality related price changes. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to 610c and averaged 542c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280 to 330kg range to restockers averaged 507c and made to 563c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 500c to average 455c, with a good sample in the same weight range returning to the paddock reaching 563c to average 471c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 466c to average 420c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background made to the occasional 524c with the largest numbers at 448c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 418c to 428c with sales to 460c/kg. The occasional heavy steer to export processors made to 354c/kg. The best of the cows made to 295c/kg. A large number of light weight bulls to restockers averaged 451c and sold to 602c/kg. The next sale for Dalby 11/01/23.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

Grant Daniel Long report

Light yarding for the last sale in Dalby with 1429 head yarded with GDL bringing in 368. Not many heavy cattle to quote this week and not much change in them. Light weight yearling cattle sold to a slightly dearer trend. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 364c/kg, 421c/kg, 415c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –280c/kg, 326c/kg, 315c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –278c/kg, 278c/kg, 278c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –224c/kg, 295c/kg, 290c/kg
Cows over 500kg –284c/kg, 291c/kg, 288c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –338c/kg, 354c/kg, 345c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –634c/kg, 634c/kg, 634c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –398c/kg, 610c/kg, 574c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 410c/kg, 563c/kg, 530c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –338c/kg, 500c/kg, 486c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 340c/kg, 466c/kg, 430c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –524c/kg, 524c/kg, 524c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –300c/kg, 504c/kg, 450c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –256c/kg, 460c/kg, 438c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –286c/kg, 446c/kg, 420c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –324c/kg, 398c/kg, 340c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –228c/kg, 602c/kg, 450c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 222c/kg, 328c/kg, 252c/kg

Highlights
Santa Bulls sold by Owen Perrett & Co of Taroom to processors 254.2c/kg, 940.0kg, $2389.
Charbray Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 444.2c/kg, 435.0kg, $1932.
Simmental Ylg X Steers sold by W & M Sturrock of Kingaroy to feedlotters 562.2c/kg, 260.0kg, $1462.
Santa X Ylg Bulls sold by Channel Country Grazing of Windorah to backgrounders 450.2c/kg, 275.7kg, $1241.
Angus Ylg X Heifers sold by Dongamere Farming Co of Cecil Plains to feedlotters 460.0c/kg, 370.0kg, $1702.

 

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