Dalby sale 29 May 2019: Numbers lift to 5182

Beef Central, 30/05/2019

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

Yarding 5182 Change 572

Numbers reduced by 572 head to 5,182, and similar to the previous sale cows dominated the grown cattle section.

Buyer attendance was generally good, with some additional feeders and restockers in the buying panel.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and lifted in price by 6c/kg and more on well bred lines. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to a cheaper trend, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced only quality related price changes.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background were well supplied, and buyers absorbed the large numbers plus lifted average prices by 16c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed experienced a similar trend to the steer portion.

The younger end of the heavy grown steers and bullocks were in demand and averaged 5c to 9c/kg better. Cows were once again well supplied and average prices for the better end of the cows remained close to firm, while the plain condition classes averaged 5c/kg dearer pushed on by restocker support.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 281.2c to average 245c, and heifer calves made to 209.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 255c, with the occasional pen reaching 300c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 260c and made to 286.2c, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed mainly sold close to 280c, with some to 294.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to a top of 257.2c, with a large number averaging 223c, and poor quality lines averaged 142c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 248.2c to average 224c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 266.2c to average 257c, and processor classes reached 274.2c to average 245c/kg.

Heavy grown steers made to 302.2c to average 290c, and the bullock portion made to 304.2c to average 298c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 169c and made to 177.2c/kg. Good heavy cows mainly sold close to 202c, with a few pens reaching 216.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 284.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

The yarding was generally in lighter condition, a lot of drought affected cattle in the market today with good quality cattle still selling well. Bullocks sold well topping at 300c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest  122.2c/kg, highest  270.5c/kg, Av 255c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 120.2c/kg, highest  275.2c/kg, Av 245.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest  52.2c/kg, highest 152.2c/kg, Av 136.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 110.2c/kg, highest 155.2c/kg, Av 148.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 167.2c/kg, highest 216.8c/kg, Av 175.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 150.2c/kg, highest 258.3c/kg, Av 241.9c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 219c/kg, highest 300.8c/kg, Av 280.4c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 170.2c/kg, highest 300c/kg, Av 255c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 200c/kg, highest 286.2c/kg, Av 262.4c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 268.2c/kg, highest 294.8c/kg, Av 288.6c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 112.4c/kg, highest 257.3c/kg, Av 222c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 146.2/kg, highest  244.2c/kg, Av 238.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 122.2c/kg, highest 274.2c/kg, Av 257.3c/kg


Angus bulls sold by Withburn Partnership of Taroom to Processors 262.2c, 950kg, $2490

Droughtmaster feeder bulls sold by JJ & BA Warby of Glenmorgan to Exports 282.2c, 502kg, $1418

Charolais cross young bullocks sold by WJ Kummerow of Toowoomba to Processors 294.2c, 580kg, $1706

Santa cross cows sold by R & D Brown of Moonie to Processors 216.2c, 625kg, $1351

Santa cows sold by DC & LF Kallquist of Taroom to Processors 215.2c, 590kg, $1269

Santa cross heavy heifers sold by Blink Bonnie Grazing of Clifton to Processors 275.2c, 479kg,


Charolais heavy feeder steers sold by Flegler Farms of Cecil Plains to Feedlot 291.2c, 477kg, $1389

Charolais cross feeder steers sold by KN & MJ Davies of Miles to Feedlot 283.2c, 326kg, $923

Charolais Ylg steers sold by Merle Patch of Kumbia to Restockers 288.2c, 249kg, $618

Charbray Ylg steers sold by AGM McDonald of Kingaroy to Backgrounders 280.2c, 290kg, $813.66

Charbray Ylg heifers sold by AGM McDonald of Kingaroy to Backgrounders 255c, 315kg, $803.25

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Ray White Eastern Rural


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