Dalby sale 5 June 2019: Prices stabilise for 5927 head

Beef Central, 06/06/2019

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

Yarding 5927 Change 745

Isolated light falls of rain across parts of the supply area combined with the market tending to stabilise on the previous week, resulted in the supply of stock increasing by 745 head to 5927.

The usual panel of buyers was present and all were operating across most classes. Light weight yearling steers to restockers were well supplied and average prices experienced very little change, however poor quality lines were hard to sell.

A better quality line up of medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted average prices by 8c to 18c/kg. The very good lines of light weight yearling heifers penned the previous week were absent, and average prices declined accordingly. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed improved in price by 11c to 23c, and heavy weight yearling heifers to processors also averaged 23c/kg better. Heavy grown steers and bullocks generally sold to strong demand for the quality penned.

Very light weight poor condition cows experienced some decreases, however the better condition classes to processors were firm to a few cents better. Steer calves sold to restockers at an average of 239c with sales to 284.2c, and heifer calves reached 224.2c, with a large selection of mixed sex calves averaging 181c/kg.

The large supply of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 254c and made to 284.2c, and poor quality lines averaged 169c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 296.2c to average 278c, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 288c and made to 294.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers came forward in large numbers, with most around 207c and sales to 237.2c, and poor quality lines to 119c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to a top of 272.2c, with a large number averaging 246c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 246c and the better end averaged 268c, making to 279.2c, and processor classes sold to and averaged similar money. Heavy grown steers to export process averaged 291c and the bullock portion averaged 292c with sales to 304.2c/kg.

Poor condition light weight cows sold to restockers at 123c and the medium weights averaged 150c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 168c and the 3 scores 187c/kg. Good heavy cows mainly sold close to 204c, with occasional sales to 214.2c/kg. Bulls made to 285.2c/kg.


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Grant Daniel Long report:

After a small amount of rain in the district on the weekend, a total of 5927 hd of cattle were yarded in Dalby with GDL yarding 2080. The market was similar to last week, holding firm.  The good quality cattle sold well.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest  72.2c/kg, highest  272.2c/kg, Av 245.6c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  222.2c/kg, highest 279.2c/kg, Av 2684c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest  50.2c/kg, highest 140c/kg, Av 104.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 90.2c/kg, highest 196.2c/kg, Av 167.8c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  164.2c/kg, highest 214.2c/kg, Av 204.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 138.2c/kg, highest 272.2c/kg, Av 263.6c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 266.2c/kg, highest 304.2c/kg, Av  291.8c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 116.2c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 254c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 198.2c/kg, highest 296.2c/kg, Av 278c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 265.2c/kg, highest 294.2c/kg, Av 288.5c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 72.2c/kg, highest 272.2c/kg, Av 245.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  170c/kg, highest  272.2 c/kg, Av 245.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  222.2c/kg, highest  279.2c/kg, Av 268.4c/kg 


Simmental cows sold by Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall  to processors 210.2c, 687kg, $1445
Charolais cows sold by Daff/Tick Fever Centre of Dalby to processors 214.2c, 759kg, $1626
Angus bulls sold by WE & SL Waldron of Glenmorgan to processors 246.2c, 1035kg, $2548
Angus steers sold by GH & NG Waldron of Wandoan to feedlotters 290.2c, 466kg, $1352
Simmental heavy heifers sold by Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processors 274.2c, 502kg, $1377
Simmental feeder heifers sold by Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to feedlotters 279.2c, 428kg, $1197
Charolais X feeder heifers sold by GR & ML Scott of Wallumbilla to feedlotters 260.2c, 422kg, $1098
Simmental ylg steers sold by Lemrex Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to feedlotters 284.2c, 305kg, $866
Simmental ylg heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to feedlotters 224.2c, 251kg, $562

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


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