Dalby sale 13 Sep 2023: Most classes down in price

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 14/09/2023

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The supply of stock from far Western Queensland reduced this week to 192 head along with 280 from New South Wales.

Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous sale with a number of operators absent from the buying panel. Most of the regular feed and trade buyers and restockers were present and active.

Prices generally reduced across most classes.

Yearling steers to restockers and feed averaged 4c to 24c/kg less. Yearling heifers returning to the paddock and feed averaged 17c to 25c/kg cheaper.

All classes of cows experienced a much cheaper market to average 18c to 20c/kg less and more in places.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 269c and made to 296c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 260c to 275c with sales to 298c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 292 to average 270c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 208c to average 162c and processor lines averaged 130c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 194c to 197c with sales to 236c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 212c and made to 240c/kg.

A small selection of bullocks made to 245c to average 228c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 154c and made to 163c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 184c and the best of the heavy weights cows made to 200c to average 196c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 210c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

Most of the usual panel of buyers were present, however, not all were operating, and export support was down. Most classes of cattle were down on last week’s prices. A live export order for bulls saw them reach a top of 210c/kg with majority of heavy bulls going to processors making around 180c/kg. Big framed heavy cows sold consistently from 180 to 190c/kg with store cows bringing from 140 to 165c/kg. Bullocks came back to average 230c/kg for younger bullocks and made 200 to 210c/kg for older bullocks. The best of the weaner steers and heifers were very similar to last week, good lightweight steers averaged around 270c/kg and lightweight heifers averaged 160c/kg

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 500kg – 158c/kg, 206c/kg, 182/kg
Heifers over 500kg – 202c/kg, 212c/kg, 205c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – 70c/kg, 130c/kg, 100c/kg
Cows 400kg to 520kg – 110c/kg, 190c/kg, 155c/kg
Cows over 520kg – 140c/kg, 200c/kg, 188c/kg

Steers & bullocks up to 600kg – 190c/kg, 235c/kg, 230c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 600kg – 200c/kg, 245c/kg, 228c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – 284c/kg, 298c/kg, 293c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 138c/kg, 296c/kg, 268c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 240c/kg, 288c/kg, 273c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 140c/kg, 298c/kg, 247c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 179c/kg, 292c/kg, 273c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – 176c/kg, 202c/kg, 192c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 96c/kg, 208c/kg, 165c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 120c/kg, 236c/kg, 197c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 132c/kg, 220c/kg, 190c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 130c/kg, 240c/kg, 211c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 150c/kg, 234c/kg, 200c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 128c/kg, 210c/kg, 180c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 181.2c/kg, 1310.0kg, $2373

Santa Cows sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 195.0c/kg, 733.3kg, $1430

Charbray Heifers sold by RR Farming of Tara to processors 212.2c/kg, 499.0kg, $1058

Angus X Heifers sold by Cranbourne Pastoral Co of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 238.2c/kg, 367.9kg, $876

Santa Steers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 232.2c/kg, 727.1kg, $1688

Angus Steers sold by RW & JK Brunton of Crow’s Nest to feedlotters 284.2c/kg, 423.1kg, $1202

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Alderton Farming Co of Condamine to backgrounders 274.2c/kg, 273.8kg, $750

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by Alderton Farming Co of Condamine to feedlotters 222.2c/kg, 271.3kg, $602


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