Dalby sale 28 Aug 2019: Market firm to dearer

Beef Central, 29/08/2019

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Yarding 4986 Change 67

The overall quality of the young cattle was mixed, while a relatively small very good quality lineup of heavy grown steers and bullocks were penned, along with a larger number of cows.

Buyer representation was good and most were operating.

Steer and heifer calves, plus light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to strong demand to experience only quality related price changes. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 8c dearer, and heavy weight yearling steers to the trade improved by 7c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to processors averaged 18c better, and restocker or background lines received a small improvement. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 5c/kg better.

Plain condition cows lifted in price by a further 4c to 12c/kg on top of the improvements experienced the previous sale pushed on by stronger restocker support. Good heavy cows regained some of the losses of the previous week to average 3c to 5c/kg dearer.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 284.2c to average 256c, and heifer calves made to 231.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock mostly sold around 261c with some to 290.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 316.2c with a consignment of 61 head making to 312.2c with most around 295c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 310c to average 291c, and some to the trade made to 330.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to processors made to 230.2c to average 221c, and restocker or background lines made to 246.2c to average 219c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 271.2c to average 247c, and heavy weights to feed made to 285c to average 261c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 339.2c to average 324c, and bullocks made to 330c to average 316c, and full mouth bullocks made to the occasional 300c/kg.

Poor condition cows returned to the paddock at an average of 182c with sales to 200.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 190c and made to 204.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows mostly sold around 235c with sales to 245.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 290.2c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

A total of 4986 head yarded today with GDL yarding 1950 head.  The market was firm, with improvements in store cows and the feeder steer markets.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 140c/kg, highest 271.2c/kg, Av 255.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 220c/kg, highest  281.2c/kg, Av 275c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 21.2c/kg, highest  170.2c/kg, Av 139c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  130.2c/kg, highest  194.3c/kg, Av 183.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   201.2c/kg, highest  245.2c/kg, Av 217.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   280.2c/kg, highest  302.2c/kg, Av 288.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 289.2c/kg, highest 300.2c/kg, Av 298.5c/kg.

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  184.4c/kg, highest 290.2c/kg, Av 260.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 244.2c/kg, highest 292.2c/kg, Av 275.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  244.2c/kg, highest  330.2c/kg, Av 308.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 106.2c/kg, highest 170.2c/kg, Av 134.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  140.2c/kg, highest 271.2c/kg, Av 221.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  220c/kg, highest  284.2c/kg, Av 275.2c/kg


Charbray bulls sold by GW & YS Robertson of Mt Tyson to processors 283.2c, 830kg, $2350
Simmental X bulls sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to processors 291.2c, 720kg, $2096
Hereford cows sold by WC Lowein of Bell to processors 239.2c, 730kg, $1747
Santa cows sold by Carbene Grazing of Warra to processors 240.2c, 573kg, $1376
Santa X steers sold by L & JK Wieck of Kingaroy to processors 310c, 614kg, $1904
Santa X heifers sold by L & JK Wieck of Kingaroy to processors 281.2c, 525kg, $1476
Brahman X steers sold by GC & JA Peck of Surat to backgrounders 302.2c, 453kg, $1369
Charolais X feeder steers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to backgrounders 300.2c, 294kg, $884
Charolais feeder heifers sold by DK & CF Hogan of Bollon to backgrounders 285c, 353kg, $1007


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