Dalby sale 18 Sep 2019: Southern demand eases

Beef Central, 19/09/2019

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

Yarding 5850 Change -495

Numbers reduced by close to 500 head to 5850 and there was a wide variation in quality across all classes.

Buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week, with the southern operators absent from the buying panel.

Prices generally varied according to weight and quality, with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock losing 16c, and the light weight yearling heifers averaging 48c/kg less.

However medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to strong demand to experience some small improvements.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 22c cheaper and poor quality lines lost over 40c/kg, while heavy weights to the trade received very little change in price.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to strong competition especially the younger classes.

A large penning of cows generally improved in price with medium weight plain condition lines going 5c dearer, and good heavy cows gaining 8c/kg.

Steer calves returning to the paddock averaged 235c and made to 256.2c, while heifer calves averaged 127c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 242c with the occasional sales making up to 282.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 282c and made to 310.2c and heavy weights also made to 310c, to average 291c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and averaged 162c with isolated sales making up to 216.2c and poor quality lines averaged 122c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 225c and sold to 254.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 284.2c, to average 265c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made up to 318.2c, to average 307c, and the bullock portion made to 311.2c, to average 306c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 155c, while medium weight 2 scores averaged 190c and made to 201.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 251.6c in pen lots, with most around 240c/kg. Heavy bulls made up to 299.2c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

Quality cattle still sold well with lighter cattle feeling the pinch of the drought.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 171.2c/kg, highest 254.2c/kg, Av 226.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  200.0c/kg, highest  261.2c/kg, Av 230.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 40.0c/kg, highest  130.2c/kg, Av 127.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  181.2c/kg, highest  239.2c/kg, Av 229.3c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   168.2c/kg, highest  240.2c/kg, Av 228.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  200.0c/kg, highest  252.2c/kg, Av  243.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 259.2c/kg, highest 315.0c/kg, Av 289.3c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  90.2c/kg, highest 296.4c/kg, Av 252.6c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 210.2c/kg, highest 236.2c/kg, Av 223.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  255.2c/kg, highest  297.2c/kg, Av 288.1c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 80.0c/kg, highest  219.3c/kg, Av 184.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  171.2c/kg, highest 230.2c/kg, Av 229.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  200.2c/kg, highest  261.2c/kg, Av 230.3c/kg


Shorthorn Bulls sold by Deepwater Farming Company Pty Ltd of Meandarra to processors 262.2c, 1023kg, $2683.
Shorthorn Cows sold by Deepwater Farming Company Pty Ltd of Meandarra to processors 242.2c, 695kg, $1685.
Simmental Cows sold by JM Allan & Sons Pty Ltd of Blackall to processors 251.6c, 695.6kg, $1750.
Santa X Steers sold by DRD Pastoral of Wandoan to processors 300.2c, 587kg, $1763.
Charolais X Heifers sold by DRD Pastoral of Wandoan to processors 291.2c, 625kg, $1820.
Angus & Angus Steers sold by M Bowtell of Taroom to feedlotters 302.2c, 382kg, $1156.
Droughtmaster Steer sold by RW & WH Groves of Windorah to processors 310.2c, 505kg, $1566.

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


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