Dalby sale 4 Oct 2023: Most classes sell at cheaper rates

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 05/10/2023

Yarding 2767 Change -1422

A number of export processor were absent from the buying panel and there was also a reduced number of feeder operators and restockers in attendance.

Most classes sold to a cheaper market.

However light and medium weight yearling steers returning to the paddock and feed experienced very little change in price. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed went against this trend to average 18c/kg less.

All classes of heifers received very little support and lost 4c to 9c and up to 30c to 40c/kg in places.

Bullocks averaged 30c/kg less.

Cows sold to a cheaper market with losses of 7c to 10c and more on light weight lines.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 268c to average 217c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 236c to 246c and sold to 256c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 264c a fair sample at 238c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 163c to average 134c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 131c to 157c with the occasional sale to 208c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 172c to average 159c/kg.

A small selection of bullocks made to 200c to average 183c/kg.

A handful of very light plain condition cows made from 32c to 62c/kg. Cows to restockers averaged 93c and made to 110c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 130c and made to 146c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 158c and a small number of good heavy weight cows averaged 179c and made to 180c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 206c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

For full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long Report:

The buyers panel was noticeably smaller than usual this week, with a couple of processors not operating and feeder and restock cattle experiencing limited demand. Heavy cattle continued to slip this week. There was an order for bulls which saw heavy bulls for that order reach over $2/kg, most heavy bulls were from 120 to 150c/kg. There wasn’t a lot of proper heavyweight fat cows this week, large framed heavy cows sold from 150 to 160c/kg with the odd sale making up to 180c/kg, medium and smaller frame fat cows sold from 120 to 140c/kg. Store cows sold from 30 to 90c/kg depending on age and condition. Feeder steers and heifers averaged 10c/kg to 15c/kg less. Lightweight yearling cattle held firm on last week, if not even a touch dearer for the quality of cattle penned.
Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – 90c/kg, 176c/kg, 150c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –150c/kg, 175c/kg, 170c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –32c/kg, 62c/kg, 50c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –60c/kg, 146c/kg, 125c/kg
Cows over 500kg –128c/kg, 180c/kg, 158c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –184c/kg, 200c/kg, 190c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –132c/kg, 200c/kg, 185c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg –100c/kg, 268c/kg, 217c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 174c/kg, 260c/kg, 230c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –158c/kg, 250c/kg, 235c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 162c/kg, 264c/kg, 230c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –60c/kg, 180c/kg, 130c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –68c/kg, 180c/kg, 130c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –102c/kg, 208c/kg, 157c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –126c/kg, 186c/kg, 160c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –80c/kg, 208c/kg, 180c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 110c/kg, 206c/kg, 140c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Boningar Pastoral Co of Tara to processors 182.2c/kg, 756.7kg, $1379.

Simmental Cows sold by RC & EM Skene for Cecil Plains to processors 170.0c/kg, 712.5kg, $1211.

Angus Steers sold by JP & MH Rynne of Tara to feedlotters 244.2c/kg, 371.7kg, $908.

Santa Steers sold by DL & TM Hester of Jackson to feedlotters 246.2c/kg, 365.0kg, $899.

Angus X Steers sold by Bookaberry Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 250.2c/kg, 347.2kg, $869.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by GC & SM Apelt of Tara to backgrounders 180.2c/kg, 284.2kg, $512.

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