Dalby sale 7 Dec 2022: Market firm to dearer for smaller yarding

Beef Central, 08/12/2022

Yarding 2587 Change –2410

The trend of smaller numbers coming onto the market continued at Dalby with agents penning close to half of the previous weeks level at 2,587 head. A fair panel of buyers was present and most were active in the market with restockers the major buyers across a number of classes. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock averaged 10c to 20c/kg better. Medium weight yearling steers and heifers experienced only quality related price changes however heavy weight yearling heifers averaged 15c/kg less. Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors experienced very little change in price. Heavy weight cows sold to a cheaper market to average 14c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to a top of 650c to average 554c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 476c to 517c, and a good sample of medium weights returned to the paddock at an average of 497c with sales to 548c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 480c to average 442c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 570c to average 504c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock for future breeders made to 500c to average 477c/kg. Bullocks to export processors made to 354c to average 348c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 310c to average 299c/kg. Buyers displayed very little interest on the heavy weight bulls with sales to 256c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Overall, the market was very similar to last week with the most significant changes being heavy weight bulls selling to a significantly cheaper rate. However, light weight yearling steers and heifers averaged over 10c/kg better.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 320c/kg, 382c/kg, 350c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –240c/kg, 281c/kg, 265c/kg
Cows over 500kg –261c/kg, 310c/kg, 299c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –333c/kg, 390c/kg, 360c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –310c/kg, 354c/kg, 350c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg –370c/kg, 650c/kg, 557c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 448c/kg, 588c/kg, 505c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –328c/kg, 552c/kg, 484c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 362c/kg, 480c/kg, 443c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –318c/kg, 570c/kg, 508c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –376c/kg, 500c/kg, 435c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –298c/kg, 500c/kg, 437c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –320c/kg, 500c/kg, 419c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –244c/kg, 506c/kg, 435c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 218c/kg, 260c/kg, 232c/kg


Hereford Bulls sold by Buckinbah Stud of Bollon to processors 230.0c/kg, 1200.0kg, $2760.

Santa Cows sold by DR & PL Cameron of Moonie to processors 305.0c/kg, 717.5kg, $2188.

Simbrah Heifers sold by Iwona Partnership of Hannaford to feedlotters 448.2c/kg, 443.0kg, $1986.

Simbrah Steers sold by Iwona Partnership of Hannaford to feedlotters 466.2c/kg, 490.6kg, $2287.

Angus Steers sold by EJ Brauer of Tara to feedlotters 464.2c/kg, 409.1kg, $1899.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by PJ & SF Kirkwood of Jondaryan to backgrounders 548.2c/kg, 352.5kg, $1932.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by T Pinwill of Kingaroy to backgrounders 614.2c/kg, 250.0kg, $1536.

Charolais Ylg Heifers sold by Andrew Postle of Dalby to feedlotters 468.2c/kg, 375.0kg, $1756.

Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long



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