Yarding 2395 Change -968
The supply of stock reduced by 968 head to 2,395 at Dalby. Cattle were mainly drawn from the local supply area with a small sample of 240 head from far Western Queensland. Buyer representation was good and included local and interstate processors, plus the regular feed and trade buyers and restockers.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 14c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved in price pushed on in places by restockers. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 14c/kg dearer. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock experienced a small improvement. A small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks lifted in price by 6c/kg. Most classes of cows sold to a dearer trend with medium weight cows to export processors gaining 10c and heavy weight cows improved by 7c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 754c with a good sample averaging 686c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged from 558c to 594c with sales to 600c, with a good sample to restockers averaging 616c and sold to 725c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 499c made to 552c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to the occasional 626c to average 532c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 478c to 520c with sales to 540c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 528c a good sample averaging 473c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors made to 437c to average from 433c to 434c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows returning to the paddock made to 380c to average 357c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 392c with one pen reaching 408c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 415c/kg to return $3,987/head.
Market reporter: Trevor Hess
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Grant Daniel Long report
Wet weather saw numbers reduced to 2398 head this week in Dalby with GDL contributing 804 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and active. Prices were solid this week again. Most categories were firm on last week with heavy bullocks improving to average 430c/kg and heavy feeder steers improving by up to 10c/kg with sales up to 552c/kg.
Heifers up to 400kg – 350c/kg, 419c/kg, 400c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –417c/kg, 423c/kg, 419c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –312c/kg, 397c/kg, 350c/kg
Cows over 500kg –330c/kg, 408c/kg, 390c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –430c/kg, 437c/kg, 434c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –420c/kg, 437c/kg, 432c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –306c/kg, 710c/kg, 685c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –250c/kg, 754c/kg, 685c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 548c/kg, 725c/kg, 608c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –492c/kg, 600c/kg, 560c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 380c/kg, 552c/kg, 495c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –450c/kg, 626c/kg, 545c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –384c/kg, 584c/kg, 530c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –460c/kg, 540c/kg, 520c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –388c/kg, 546c/kg, 460c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –370c/kg, 528c/kg, 472c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –353c/kg, 675c/kg, 450c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 250c/kg, 415c/kg, 372c/kg
Simmental Bulls sold by N & G Timm of Crows Nest to processors 380.0c/kg, 950.0kg, $3610.
Simmental X Cows sold by Pandin Pty Ltd of Injune to processors 393.2c/kg, 663.1kg, $2607.
Santa Heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to processors 430.0c/kg, 536.7kg, $2308.
Angus Heifers sold by Stiller Ross Family Trust of Taroom to feedlotters 520.2c/kg, 443.0kg, $2305.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by Hopelands Pastoral of Chinchilla to feedlotters 552.2c/kg, 442.1kg, $2442.
Charbray Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 540.2c/kg, 447.5kg, $2417.
Angus X Steers sold by S & K Horrigan of Jandowae to feedlotters 496.2c/kg, 469.4kg, $2329.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by GJ & PR Davison of Miles to backgrounders 600.2c/kg, 360.0kg, $2161.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to feedlotters 542.2c/kg, 417.8kg, $2265.
Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by McNicholl Family Trust of Miles to feedlotters 536.2c/kg, 325.0kg, $1743.
Hereford Ylg Heifers sold by RJ & KA Van Geelen of Crows Nest to feedlotters 528.2c/kg, 334.4kg, $1767.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long