Dalby sale 24 July 2019: Market firm to stronger

Beef Central, 25/07/2019

Yarding 7947 Change 860

Cattle were drawn from a large area, with 235 from far Western Queensland and 287 from NSW. A good panel of buyers was present, with the return of southern operators.

The very large selection of young light weight cattle experienced a wide variation in price.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to a cheaper trend, however light weight yearling heifers to background or restockers averaged 12c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved in price by 11c, while heavy weights continued to receive strong support. The better end of the medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 10c/kg dearer. Bullocks lifted in price by 4c/kg and considerably more on some well presented lines. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 9c/kg better, pushed on by restockers and southern exporters, while the remainder experienced very little change from the improved prices of the previous sale. Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 272.2c, with a large sample averaging 251c, and heifer calves made to 218.2, with most close to 178c/kg. Light weight yearling steers were well supplied and sold to restockers at an average of 258c, with some to 282.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 298c, with a few pens reaching 315c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 313.2c to average 297c, and some to the trade made to 308.2c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling heifers averaged 238c, with the occasional pen reaching 268.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 248c and the better lines averaged 272c/kg. Some outstanding heavy weight B muscle yearling heifers sold to the trade at 321.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export process primarily sold close to 308c, with some B muscle lines reaching 328.2c/kg. Bullocks made to 318.2c to average 311c, and some outstanding classes made to 328.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 174c and made to 197.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores made to 206.2c with a large sample averaging 190c/kg. Good heavy cows were in the largest numbers an averaged 246c, with isolated sales to 275.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 283.2c/kg.

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A total of 7947 head of cattle were yarded in Dalby with GDL yarding 2624 head.

The market was strong to firmer on last week with the best kill cow up to 262.2c and the top bullocks up to 328.2c.

 Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 171.2c/kg, highest  282.2c/kg, Av 265.6c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  238.2c/kg, highest  289.2c/kg, Av 280.4c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest   80.2c/kg, highest 166.2c/kg, Av  143.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 140.2c/kg, highest 237.2c/kg, Av 215.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   187.2c/kg, highest  262.2c/kg, Av 239.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  150.2c/kg, highest  328.2c/kg, Av 317.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   281.2c/kg, highest  328.8c/kg, Av  311.3c/kg


Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  100c/kg, highest  282.2c/kg, Av 258.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest  222.2c/kg, highest  315.2c/kg, Av  288.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest   246.2c/kg, highest  313.3c/kg, Av 297.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest  164.2c/kg, highest 288.2c/kg, Av 253.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest   219.2c/kg, highest  290.2c/kg, Av 232.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 228.2c/kg, highest  310.2c/kg, Av  270.2c/kg 


Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 274.2c, 857kg, $2351
Santa Cows sold by The Herbert Bruggemann Family Trust of Taroom to processors 248.2c, 697kg, $1729
Charolais X Steers sold by GC & JA Peck of Surat to processors 308.2c, 507kg, $1564
Santa Heifers sold by Whispering Pines Cattle Co of Dalby to processors 257.2c, 600kg, $1543
Charolais X ylg Steers sold by Wambo Feedlot of Dalby to backgrounders 294.2c, 307kg, $905
Angus feeder Heifers sold by K & J Holzheimer Trust of The Gums to feedlotters 284.2c, 475kg, $1349
Charolais X Heifers sold by MA Ryan of  Kingaroy to re-stockers 252.2, 292kg, $738

 Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural


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