Dalby sale 19 July 2023: Most classes improve in price

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 21/07/2023

Yarding 4132 Change +-858

All the regular export buyers were in attendance and operating plus the southern buyers of the previous week returned and were active in the market.

The usual feed and trade plus restocker buyers were also present.

Apart from light weight yearling heifers struggling to maintain a firm trend most other classes improved in price.

Yearling steers to restockers and feed averaged 5c to 8c/kg better. Yearling heifers to feed were noticeably dearer and lifted in price by 8c to over 20c/kg in places. Cows sold to a dearer market to average 4c to 8c/kg better.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 405c with a large sample at 351c and poor quality lines averaged 273c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 348c to 351c with sales to 372c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 336c with one outstanding pen reaching 374c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock averaged 238c and sold to 282c/kg.

Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 283c to 315c with sales to 336c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed were also in demand and averaged 290c and made to 318c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors made to 294c to average 287c/kg. A good sample of full mouth bullocks made to 256c and averaged 252c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 177c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 205c and made to 211c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows made to a top of 225c with an average of 217c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 277c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

Numbers dropped to 4131 head yarded in Dalby this week with GDL bringing in 757 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and active with the continued support from the south. Overall, the market was firm to even a touch dearer this week across most classes of cattle. Feeder heifers experienced the greatest lift in price with sales up to 336c/kg for heifers between 330 to 400kg, averaging 315c/kg. Top sales for weaner and feeder steers were up and averages were 5c/kg better. Weaner steers made over 4 dollars, reaching 405c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 231c/kg, 264c/kg, 250c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –170c/kg, 299c/kg, 245c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –50c/kg, 92c/kg, 80c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –130c/kg, 224c/kg, 179c/kg
Cows over 500kg –171c/kg, 225c/kg, 208c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –250c/kg, 294c/kg, 288c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –254c/kg, 294c/kg, 280c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –335c/kg, 394c/kg, 374c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –242c/kg, 405c/kg, 350c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 252c/kg, 372c/kg, 346c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –278c/kg, 370c/kg, 348c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 260c/kg, 374c/kg, 331c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –210c/kg, 262c/kg, 239c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –154c/kg, 282c/kg, 238c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –206c/kg, 334c/kg, 283c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –220c/kg, 336c/kg, 315c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –200c/kg, 318c/kg, 286c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –232c/kg, 284c/kg, 274c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 231c/kg, 277c/kg, 252c/kg


Charolais Bulls sold by Wambo Cattle Company of Wambo to processors 265.2c/kg, 940.0kg, $2493.

Charolais Cows sold by Flegler Farms of Cecil Plains to processors 219.2c/kg, 640.0kg, $1403.

Charolais X Heifers sold by RE & CT Huth of Millmerran to feedlotters 318.2c/kg, 349.2kg, $1111.

Angus Steers sold by Havana Park Pastoral of Chinchilla to feedlotters 356.2c/kg, 347.9kg, $1239.

Santa Ylg Steers sold by EC Hughes of Tara to feedlotters 342.2c/kg, 322.5kg, $1104.

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