Dalby sale 18 Oct 2023: SA cattle add to lineup

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 19/10/2023

Yarding 3550 Change +1031

Interim report. The number of cattle penned at Dalby increased over 1,000 head to 3,550.

A small sample from South Australia was included in the lineup along with 129 head from New South Wales and 763 from far Western Queensland plus 2,645 from the local supply area.

A fair panel of buyers was present however some were absent and others returned to the buying gallery.

Prices at the time of this interim report have varied with yearling steers to feed firm to marginally better.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed were cheaper and heavy weights experienced some improvement.

Cows also varied in price with medium weights 5c/kg less and heavy weights a few cents either way of the previous week. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 234c to average 225c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 222c and made to 236c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 206c and averaged 164c/kg. Good condition heavy weight yearling heifers made to 230c and the plainer classes averaged 186c and made to 200c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 122c to average 120c/kg. Heavy weight 3 scores averaged 153c and the best of the cows averaged 174c and made to 181c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 222c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

For full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long Report:

Increased numbers in Dalby this week, with most of the usual panel of buyers present, however, not all operating. Overall, the market was very similar to last weeks. Heavy heifers going to feed and going to processors were up to 10c/kg better on average with an exceptional sale of 230c/kg for a pen a young angus kill heifers. On the other side lightweight yearling heifers averaged 10c/kg to 20c/kg lower with a few top sales on par with last week’s prices. Yearling and feeder cattle presenting in prime condition continue to sell to discounted rates compared to cattle in more store condition.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 126c/kg, 230c/kg, 160c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –195c/kg, 195c/kg, 195c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –50c/kg, 110c/kg, 90c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –120c/kg, 157c/kg, 135c/kg
Cows over 500kg –140c/kg, 181c/kg, 160c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –200c/kg, 200c/kg, 200c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –173c/kg, 198c/kg, 180c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg –160c/kg, 258c/kg, 235c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 160c/kg, 250c/kg, 230c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –135c/kg, 234c/kg, 220c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 155c/kg, 236c/kg, 215c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –80c/kg, 180c/kg, 125c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –80c/kg, 186c/kg, 140c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –108c/kg, 206c/kg, 160c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –120c/kg, 228c/kg, 185c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –110c/kg, 222c/kg, 190c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 100c/kg, 190c/kg, 165c/kg


D/Master Bulls sold by Merrawindi Pastoral Co of Millmerran to exports 222.2c/kg, 636.7kg, $1415.

Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 186.2c/kg, 763.6kg, $1422.

Brahman Cows sold by Parklane Grazing of Miles to processors 180.0c/kg, 537.2kg, $967.

Angus Heifers sold by RI & TJW Onus of Goondiwindi to processors 230.2c/kg, 463.6kg, $1067.

Santa Steers sold by Chacewater Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 230.0c/kg, 386.0kg, $888.

Santa Ylg Steers sold by Amip Tucker of Kingaroy to restockers 258.2c/kg, 244.0kg, $630.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by FG & RG Giltrow of Goondiwindi to restockers 182.2c/kg, 336.0kg, $612.

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