Dalby sale 12 July 2023: More southern processors join buying panel

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 13/07/2023

Yarding 4990 Change +3451

Export buyer attendance was good with two additional southern export processors active in the market.

The regular feed and trade plus restocker buyers were also present and operating.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers followed the trend of other selling centres and sold to limited support.

However yearling steers and heifers to feed improved in price by 4c to 16c/kg.

Plain condition bullocks to export processors averaged 13c/kg less and the better end experienced very little change.

Cows to restockers averaged 6c better while the export processor lines averaged 2c to 8c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 396c average 342c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg to restockers made to 386c average 348c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 340c to 346c and sold to 366c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 356c to average 330c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 266c to average 242c and poor quality lines 195c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 258c to 284c and sold to 312c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 308c to average 282c/kg.

The better end of the bullocks made to 296c to average 288c and plain condition lines 266c and sold to 275c/kg. Plain condition cows to restockers averaged 176c and made to 196c/kg.

Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 197c and the best of the cows averaged 213c made to 220c/kg. Heavy weight bulls to 270c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

Numbers jumped to 4990 head yarded this week in Dalby, with GDL bringing in 1450 of those. The usual panel of buyers were present and active, and we also saw the addition of two southern export buyers. Overall, the market did not experience any major changes on the previous week. Cows sold to slightly cheaper rates. Young bullocks, as well as the better pens of feeder heifers sold slightly dearer. Second grade cattle, especially lightweight yearling heifers sold better than previous weeks, closing the gap between them and your “A-grade” cattle.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 200c/kg, 257c/kg, 225c/kg
Heifers over 400kg –253c/kg, 280c/kg, 266c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg –135c/kg, 205c/kg, 170c/kg
Cows over 500kg –170c/kg, 220c/kg, 205c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 500kg –270c/kg, 270c/kg, 270c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg –200c/kg, 296c/kg, 287c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg –242c/kg, 336c/kg, 320c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg –240c/kg, 396c/kg, 340c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 265c/kg, 386c/kg, 347c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg –222c/kg, 364c/kg, 340c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 296c/kg, 356c/kg, 325c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg –204c/kg, 240c/kg, 228c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg –140c/kg, 266c/kg, 241c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg –188c/kg, 292c/kg, 250c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg –220c/kg, 312c/kg, 284c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg –206c/kg, 308c/kg, 281c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls –209c/kg, 316c/kg, 300c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 223c/kg, 270c/kg, 256c/kg



Santa Bulls sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 260.0c/kg, 1020kg, $2652.

Simmental Cows sold by JM Allan & Sons of Blackall to processors 216.2c/kg, 743.0kg, $1606.

Charolais X Steers sold by Gibson Grazing of Dalby to processors 280.2c/kg, 635.8kg, $1782.

Simmental Heifers sold by JM Allan & Sons of Blackall to processors 253.2c/kg, 683.3kg, $1730.

Angus Steers sold by HA & P Campbell of Moonie to feedlotters 356.2c/kg, 400.9kg, $1428.

Angus X Heifers sold by TJ & CS Allen of Dalby to feedlotters 296.2c/kg, 370.0kg, $1096.

Angus X Heifers sold by DJ Hartman of Dalby of restockers 294.2c/kg, 451.3kg, $1328.

Angus X Heifers sold by Beau Park Pastoral of Kingaroy to processors 300.0c/kg, 395.0kg, $1185.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by Maylingup Pastoral Co of Warra to backgrounders 396.2c/kg, 276.3kg, $1095.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by PG & SA Wolski of Kingaroy to backgrounders 296.2c/kg, 270.9kg, $802.

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  1. Graeme Browne, 15/07/2023

    I like to read what is going on in the beef industry.

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