Yarding 4434 Change 2039
The number of stock penned increased by 2,039 head to 4,434 at Dalby. Export buyer attendance was good and included local and Victorian processors. Cattle were drawn from a wide area with 86 head from South Australia, 115 from far Western Queensland, plus 323 from New South Wales. The usual panel of feed and trade buyers and restockers were also present and operating.
Light weight yearling steers and heifers experienced very strong support for the quality penned. Yearling steers to feed followed a similar trend with improvements in places. All classes of yearling heifers to feed sold to a dearer market. A good quality lineup of bullocks averaged 2c/kg dearer. Plain condition cows to restockers averaged 13c/kg better. However good heavy cows to export processors struggled to maintain the levels of the previous sale.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and made to 740c to average 665c/kg. Yearling steers to feed averaged from 564c to 571c with sales to 640c with some to restockers reaching 702c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 606c with a good sample at 500c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 610c to average 563c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 564c to average from 478c to 528c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 526c to average 487c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to the local meat trade made to 445c, and the bullock portion to export processors made to 444c to average 435c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows returning to the paddock averaged 369c, some PTIC lines reaching 420c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 399c a fair sample averaging 390c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 398c, with the occasional bull to restocker at 438c/kg.
Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
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Grant Daniel Long report
Solid week in Dalby, numbers improved to 4434 head with GDL contributing 1252 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and active, and this week saw the return of one southern buyer. The market sold very firm on last week to dearer trend. Feeder cattle continued to improve this week with sales of up to 606c/kg for heavy feeders steers and heavy feeder heifers averaging 10c/kg better.
Heifers over 400kg –426c/kg, 426c/kg, 426c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –330c/kg, 330c/kg, 330c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –245c/kg, 386c/kg, 350c/kg
Cows over 500kg –301c/kg, 399c/kg, 385c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –334c/kg, 445c/kg, 435c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –343c/kg, 444c/kg, 435c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –518c/kg, 690c/kg, 630c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –432c/kg, 740c/kg, 670c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 406c/kg, 702c/kg, 605c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –306c/kg, 630c/kg, 565c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 420c/kg, 606c/kg, 500c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –325c/kg, 594c/kg, 550c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –418c/kg, 564c/kg, 525c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –400c/kg, 556c/kg, 520c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –408c/kg, 526c/kg, 485c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –370c/kg, 588c/kg, 530c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 306c/kg, 398c/kg, 370c/kg
Hereford Bulls sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 393.2c/kg, 1090.0kg, $4286.
Shorthorn Cows sold by Deepwater Farming Company P/L of Tara to processors 399.2c/kg, 720.0kg, $2874.
Droughtmaster 6T Heifers sold by Sunnyside Past Co of Wandoan to processors 392.2c/kg, 624.3kg, $2448.
Hereford Steers sold by Epsilon Past Co of Cameron’s Corner to processors 395.2c/kg, 793.2kg, $3135.
Droughtmaster X 4T Steers sold by Sunnyside Past Co of Wandoan to processors440.0c/kg, 710kg, $3124.
Angus M/2 Steers sold by DJ & JA Day of Meringandan to feedlotters 550.2c/kg, 467.5kg, $2572.
Simmental X Ylg Steers sold by Bidgel Grazing Co of Meandarra to backgrounds 694.2c/kg, 292.7kg, $2032.
Simmental X Ylg Heifers sold by RR & LA McCoist of Cooyar to feedlotters 570.2c/kg, 291.7kg, $1663.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long