Dalby sale 6 Sep 2023: Yearling steers 10-15c lower

Trevor Hess, NLRS, 07/09/2023

Yarding 3375 Change -1388

Most of the regular export buyers were in attendance and operating selectively, however one major feed and trade buyer was absent from the buying panel.

Yearling steers to restockers and feed averaged 10c to 15c/kg less. Light weight yearling heifers to returning to the paddock held firm while the medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 11c/kg cheaper. Heavy weight yearling heifers went against this trend and sold to a dearer market.

Cows were firm to 7c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers made to 320c and averaged 283c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg returning to the paddock also averaged 283c and made to 314c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 302c and averaged 287c/kg. A large sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 303c to average 275c/kg.

Yearling heifers to restockers made to 228c and averaged from 180c to 194c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 215c and made to 250c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers were in demand and made to 288c to average 256c/kg.

A handful of bullocks made to 277c to average 268c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 185c to average 172c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 204c and the best of the heavy weights made to 224c to average 217c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 246c/kg.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long Report:

Numbers dropped to 3375 head yarded at Dalby with week with GDL bringing in 1060 of those. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance, operating to limited demand. One major processor was not active on heavy bulls today. A new boat order was operating at the sale today pushing heavy boat bulls to a top of 246c/kg averaging 220c/kg, your regular heavy bulls to processors dropped to average around 170c/kg topping around $2. The reduced supply of cattle saw the rest of the market holding relatively firm on last week, light weight heifers were even a touch dearer with the best heifers making up to 228c/kg with a lot of weaner heifers from 170 to 190c/kg.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 500kg – 223c/kg, 252c/kg, 240c/kg
Heifers over 500kg –222c/kg, 254c/kg, 245c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –70c/kg, 98c/kg, 85c/kg
Cows 400kg to 520kg – 120c/kg, 185c/kg, 160c/kg
Cows over 520kg – 160c/kg, 224c/kg, 210c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – 186c/kg, 290c/kg, 270c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 232c/kg, 320c/kg, 280c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 212c/kg, 314c/kg, 283c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 188c/kg, 302c/kg, 286c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 220c/kg, 303c/kg, 270c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – 164c/kg, 210c/kg, 188c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 142c/kg, 222c/kg, 180c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 144c/kg, 228c/kg, 192c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 134c/kg, 250c/kg, 215c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 168c/kg, 288c/kg, 255c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 140c/kg, 244c/kg, 200c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 163c/kg, 200c/kg, 170c/kg

*Very good heavy weight bulls for a boat order made to 246c/kg and averaged around 220c/kg


Santa bulls sold by Gradna Pastoral of Meandarra to export boat 246.2c/kg, 578kg, $1423.

Droughtmaster bulls sold by Merrawindi Pastoral Co. of Millmerran to export boat 239.2c/kg, 695kg, $1662.

Charbray cows sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Blackall to processors 222.2c/kg, 666kg, $1479.

Santa X steers sold by Sunnyside Pastoral Co of Taroom to processors 261.2c/kg, 656kg, $1715.

Charbray steers sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Blackall to feedlotters 290.2c/kg, 507kg, $1473.

Santa X steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 294.2c/kg, 436kg, $1282.

Charolais X steers sold by Mt Macquarie Past. of Inglewood to feedlotters 290.2c/kg, 477kg, $1386.

Angus heifers sold by Carellan Pastoral P/L of Yelarbon to feedlotters 288.2c/kg, 402kg, $1160.

Charolais X steers sold by WG Thompson Family Trust of North Star to feedlotters 296.2c/kg, 430kg, $1275.

Charolais X heifers sold by JR Ferguson of Jimbour to feedlotters 270.2c/kg, 398kg, $1076.

Ylg Santa X steers sold by Golden Family Trust of Taroom to backgrounders 320.2c/kg, 218kg, $699.

Ylg Angus steers sold by A McKellar of Drillham to backgrounders 308.2c/kg, 297kg, $916.

Ylg Santa X heifers sold by Golden Family Trust of Taroom to backgrounders 228.2c/kg, 279kg, $637.

Angus heifers sold by A Trewin of Lilyvale to restockers 214.2c/kg, 329kg, $704.


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