Yarding 1728 Change -207
There was a small reduction in supply to 1,728 head at Dalby. The largest numbers were drawn from the local supply area, with 252 head from Quilpie and Birdsville, plus 95 from New South Wales.
A fair panel of export buyers was present and active, however one export operator was absent from the buying panel.
The regular feed and trade buyers plus restockers provided strong support across most classes. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to a dearer trend. A fair sample of bullocks averaged 3c/kg better. Cows to export processors improved in price with heavy weights 10c to 14ckg dearer.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 764c with a large sample averaging 680c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg returning to the paddock made to 720c to average 613c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 632c to average 558c, with a good sample returning to the paddock at an average of 594c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 546c to average 523c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background made to an isolated 678c with a good sample averaging 567c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 532c and made to 563c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 438c and a few to the trade averaged 459c/kg.
Bullocks averaged 427c with some to the wholesale meat trade reaching 450c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to export processors averaged 325c and sold to 340c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 393c with a good sample averaging 380c/kg. Heavy weight bulls to processors made to 365c, with one finding a new home at 396c/kg. Cows and calves made to $3,125/unit. PTIC heifers sold open auction made to $2,250/head.
Market reporter: Trevor Hess
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Numbers remained similar at Dalby today with a good panel of buyers in an active market. Heavy cows improved 10 to 14 cents with other cattle classes remaining or a touch dearer.
Heifers up to 400kg – 350.0c/kg, 410.2c/kg, 400.0c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –390.0c/kg, 482.2c/kg, 420.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –200.0c/kg, 241.2c/kg, 220.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –321.2c/kg, 380.2c/kg, 373.7c/kg
Cows over 500kg –357.2c/kg, 393.2c/kg, 379.9c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – 383.2c/kg, 522.2c/kg, 470.1c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –420.0c/kg, 450.0c/kg, 426.8c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –635.2c/kg, 748.2c/kg, 703.3c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –570.0c/kg, 764.2c/kg, 680.4c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 546.2c/kg, 720.0c/kg, 613.1c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –472.2c/kg, 632.2c/kg, 558.1c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 440.2c/kg, 546.2c/kg, 522.9c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –496.2c/kg, 678.2c/kg, 594.1c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –510.0c/kg, 646.2c/kg, 566.6c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –460.2c/kg, 558.2c/kg, 529.5c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –420.0c/kg, 563.2c/kg, 532.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –430.0c/kg, 482.2c/kg, 458.9c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –436.2c/kg, 618.2c/kg, 609.0c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 324.2c/kg, 365.2c/kg, 343.8c/kg
Simmental Bulls sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 365.2c/kg, 925.0kg, $3378.
Droughtmaster X Cows sold by Butler Grazing of Goondiwindi to processors 393.2c/kg, 634.2kg, $2494.
Brahman Cows sold by Dempsey Nominees P/L of Tara to processors 391.2c/kg, 670.0kg, $2621.
Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by Weeroona Family Trust of Guluguba to processors 482.2c/kg, 475.8kg, $2295.
Charolais Heifers sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 420.0c/kg, 685.0kg, $2877.
Charbray Steers sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to processors 470.2c/kg, 590.0kg, $2774.
M/2 Droughtmaster Steers sold by MA & HJ Christensen of Maclagan to processors 542.2c/kg, 459.5kg, $2491.
Charbray Ylg Heifers sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 556.2c/kg, 364.0kg, $2025.
Charbray Ylg Heifers sold by NE & SD Courtice of Glenmorgan to backgrounders 540.2c/kg, 337.5kg, $1823.
Hereford Ylg Bulls sold by Epsilon Pastoral Co of Cameron’s Corner to backgrounders 618.2c/kg, 298.3kg, $1844.
Hereford X Ylg Bulls sold by C & Townsend Betts of Cameron’s Corner to backgrounders 618.2c/kg, 293.3kg, $1813.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by Butler Grazing of Goondiwindi to backgrounders 720.0c/kg, 285.8kg, $2058.
Braford Ylg Steers sold by Weller & Co Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to feedlotters 632.2c/kg, 334.7kg, $2116.
Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long
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