Dalby sale 25 Sep 2019: Prices lift in smaller yarding

Beef Central, 26/09/2019

Click above to watch video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley.

Yarding 3507 Change 2346

The supply of stock penned moved into line with most other markets to experience a large reduction of 2,346 head to 3,507 head.

There was a wide variation in the standard across the young cattle, and a mixed quality lineup of cows dominated the grown cattle section.

Buyer attendance was generally good with the return of southern operators.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock received a small improvement. Medium weight yearling steers to feed experienced quality related price changes and heavy weights to feed were in demand.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background and the trade regained the large losses of the previous week. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 12c better, and heavy weights to the trade improved by 10c/kg.

Cows generally sold to a dearer trend with gains of 2c to 14c/kg, with restocker classes improving the most.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 243c with sales to 269.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 269c and made to 286.2c, and a small selection to the trade made to 300c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 292c with sales to 303.2c, and local trade descriptions averaged 300c/kg.

The largest numbers of light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers or background at an average of 183c with sales to 228.2c, with poor quality lines at 152c/kg.

Trade classes averaged 212c and made to 226.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 237c, with the occasional sale to 270c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 262c, and local trade lines made to 284.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 317.2c to average 316c, and the bullock portion made to 318.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 166c, and 2 scores mostly sold around 194c/kg. Medium weights to restockers made to 201.2c to average 196c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 261.2c in pen lots with most around 242c/kg some returning $2166/head. Heavy bulls made to 294.2c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

The market was stronger on heavy cattle with fat cows making up to 260c/kg and bullocks up to 316c/kg.

Little cattle saw on improvement especially heifers up 10 cents on last week as an average. A reduced yarding helped prices remain strong. Next week GDL are selling 6th.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 164.2c/kg, highest 277.2c/kg, Av 234.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  230.2c/kg, highest  281.2c/kg, Av 269.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 70.0c/kg, highest  158.2c/kg, Av 141.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  123.2c/kg, highest  262.2c/kg, Av 237.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   200.0c/kg, highest  261.2c/kg, Av 242.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  229.2c/kg, highest  276.2c/kg, Av  266.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 247.2c/kg, highest 318.2c/kg, Av 317.7c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  172c/kg, highest 269c/kg, Av 243c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 268.3c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  253.2c/kg, highest  303.2c/kg, Av 300.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 136.9c/kg, highest  228.2c/kg, Av 211.9c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  177.2c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 212.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  200.0c/kg, highest  284.2c/kg, Av 270.2c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by DJ & BC Perkins of St George to processors 271.2c, 1025kg, $2779
Shorthorn Cows sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processors 261.2c, 805kg, $2103
Shorthorn Cows sold by Deepwater Farming Co Pty Ltd of Meandarra to processors 253.2c, 683kg, $1730
Angus Steers sold by BD & LT Leahy of Meandarra to processors 314.2c, 510kg, $1604
Droughtmaster Steers sold by Mt Playfair Cattle Co of Tambo to processors 270.2c, 461kg, $1246
Shorthorn Heifers sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processors 273.2c, 738kg, $2018
Brangus Feeder Steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Cooranga North to feedlotters 298.2c, 447kg, $1332
Charolais X Feeder Heifers sold by JR Ferguson of Jimbour to feedlotters 250.2c, 324kg, $811
Angus Weaner Steers sold by BK & CM Harding of Bell to backgrounders 266.2c, 296kg, $789
Charolais Weaner Heifers sold by RT & VK Cullen of Maidenwell to backgrounders 228.2c, 299kg, $682

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


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