Dalby sale 27 July 2023: Prime cattle firm to dearer

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 27/07/2023

Yarding 4264 Change + 132

The number of cattle penned at Dalby remained very close to the previous weeks level at 4,288.

Export buyer representation was strong with continuing support from southern operators.

There was a large variation in demand with export processor lines improving in price with cows 4c to 6c dearer and up to 20c/kg.

Light weight young cattle went against this trend and lost 15c to 20c/kg and considerably more in places quality related.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 359c to average 305c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 372c to average from 346c to 350c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed with top of 346c to average 338c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 256c with the largest numbers at 224c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 288c and averaged from 243c to 268c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 311c and the bullock portion made to 302c to average 286c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to a top of 206c to average 192c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to 228c to average 217c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to a high of 237c to average 230c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 292c/kg.

Market Reporter: David Friend 

For full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long Report:

It was an interesting market this week, prime cattle were firm to a fair bit dearer this week with cows up to 20c/kg better for the top store cows and good heavy weight cows. Light feeder steers reached to 374c/kg with a lot of heavier feeder steers making close to 340c/kg. Bullocks topped at 311c/kg and heavy heifers were firm on last week. The lightweight cattle did not follow the trend with a dearer market. Yearling steers going back into the paddock were up to 20c/kg softer with second grade steers struggling to make 300c. Lightweight yearling heifers followed this trend with the best weaner heifers reaching 260c/kg and a good majority making from 220 to 230c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 234c/kg, 286c/kg, 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –112c/kg, 215c/kg, 203c/kg
Cows over 500kg –197c/kg, 237c/kg, 220c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –233c/kg, 321c/kg, 288c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –241c/kg, 302c/kg, 270c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –150c/kg, 354c/kg, 286c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –180c/kg, 359c/kg, 305c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 276c/kg, 372c/kg, 344c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –288c/kg, 368c/kg, 348c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 261c/kg, 346c/kg, 337c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –130c/kg, 222c/kg, 190c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –162c/kg, 256c/kg, 222c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –210c/kg, 260c/kg, 240c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –202c/kg, 300c/kg, 270c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –220c/kg, 309c/kg, 292c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –170c/kg, 274c/kg, 235c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 152c/kg, 290c/kg, 260c/kg


Limousin Bulls sold by DWM & SA Cameron Family Trust of Pittsworth to processors 290.2c/kg, 1040.0kg, $3018.

Charolais X Cows sold by AJ & KA Curtis of Westmar to processors 237.2c/kg, 650.0kg, $1542.

Santa X Cows sold by RA & HS Sullivan of Moonie to processors 233.2c/kg, 636.0kg, $1483.

D/Master Heifers sold by GT & LD Gadsby of Jandowae to processors 255.0c/kg, 552.5kg, $1409.

Angus Heifers sold by Holcombe Pastoral of Toobeah to feedlotters 309.2c/kg, 391.4kg, $1210.

Limousin X Cows sold by Dalby State High School of Dalby to processors 221.2c/kg, 623.8kg, $1380.

Santa X Steers sold by Gentry Family Trust of Dalby to feedlotters 360.2c/kg, 395.4kg, $1424.

Simmental X Ylg Steers sold by Lemrex Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to backgrounders 340.2c/kg, 323.8kg, $1101.

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