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Dalby sale 4 Sep 2019: Prices firm to dearer

James Nason, September 5, 2019

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

Yarding 4464 Change -522

The mixed quality line up of young cattle contained some very well bred yearling steers and heifers.

A fair sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks came forward, while the number of cows penned almost halved the previous weeks level. The large panel of buyers in attendance included southern processors as well as feeder operators.

A lift in the standard of the light weight yearling steers improved average prices by 26c/kg. A very mixed quality line up of medium weight yearling steers to feed allowed average prices to ease, however the better end sold to very strong demand. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 5c/kg better.

Yearling heifers generally sold to strong demand for the quality penned. Cows gained a further 3c to 13c/kg with restocker classes improving the most. Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 257.2c to average 239c, and heifer calves sold to 226.2c to average 197c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 287c with one consignment of 100 head reaching 336.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 314.2c to average 279c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 297c and made to 305.2c, and local trade lines made to 314.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background mostly sold around 214c, while a consignment of ex stud heifers made to 300c with the largest numbers in the 280c/kg range. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 240c and made to 262.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 243c, and local trade lines made to 295.2c to average 274c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 306c, with the bullock portion reaching 325.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows sold to restockers at an average of 202c with some to 205.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 195c and made to 202.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows averaged 241c with the isolated sale to 258.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 288.2c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

A total of 4464 hd of cattle was yarded in Dalby today with GDL yarding 1475. Good quality cattle sold well with heavy bullocks making 325.2c/kg and heavy cows making 258.2c/kg. Next week GDL are selling in 1st position.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 110.0c/kg, highest 292.2c/kg, Av 283.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  260.0c/kg, highest  296.6c/kg, Av 283.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 100.0c/kg, highest  184.2c/kg, Av 135.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  150.2c/kg, highest  248.2c/kg, Av 202.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   173.2c/kg, highest  258.2c/kg, Av 218.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   213.3c/kg, highest  263.2c/kg, Av 230.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 273.2c/kg, highest 325.3c/kg, Av 306.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  160.2c/kg, highest 336.2c/kg, Av 287.0c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 219.2c/kg, highest 314.2c/kg, Av 279.0c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  260.0c/kg, highest  315.2c/kg, Av 281.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 132.2c/kg, highest  292.2c/kg, Av 270.1c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  190.0c/kg, highest 300.0c/kg, Av 290.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  197.2c/kg, highest  295.4c/kg, Av 278.3c/kg

Highlights
Charolais X Steers sold by Merle Patch of Kingaroy to processors 243.2c, 910kg, $2213.
Simbrah Steers sold by Iwona Partnership of Hannaford to processors 309.2c, 632kg, $1954.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by Kurmala Pastoral Co of Southwood to processors 305.2c, 428kg, $1308.
Shorthorn X Steers sold by Hinz Grazing of Miles to processors 325.2c, 646kg, $2102.
Droughtmaster Steers sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 263.2c, 563kg, $1482.
Brahman X Steers sold by RH & ER Morris of Bungunya to processors 220.2c, 536kg, $1181.
Charolais X Cows sold by Bodkin GM & JA Pty Ltd of Quilpie to processors 254.2c, 557kg, $1417.
Angus X Heifers sold by TJ & CS Allen of Dalby to processors 279.2c, 435kg, $1214.
Charolais Heifers sold by Goonoona Pastoral of Durong to processors 232.2c, 268.3kg, $623.
Charolais X Yearling Steers sold by Holtkamp H of Dalby to feedlotters 236.2c, 287kg, $677.
Santa X Yearling Heifers sold by Goonoona Pastoral of Durong to feedlotters 238.2c, 248kg, $591.

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