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Dalby sale 21 Aug 2019: Bullocks dearer, cows vary

Beef Central, August 22, 2019

Click above to watch video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird.

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Buyer attendance was generally good and included most of the usual operators plus some southern processors, feeder operators, and restockers.

Mixed quality young cattle were in the largest numbers plus a small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and a reduced number of cows.

Poor quality light weight cattle experienced limited support.

The better end of the light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock received a small improvement in price.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed generally sold to strong competition for the quality penned.

Light weight yearling heifers averaged 3c to 5c/kg dearer and a lift in the standard of the medium weight yearling heifers to feed resulted in average prices improving. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 6c/kg better.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged around 10c/kg dearer.

Cows varied in price with plain condition classes improving by 6c to 16c/kg pushed on by stronger competition from local and interstate restockers. However good cows to export slaughter lost 10c to 11c/kg.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 275c to average 257c, and heifer calves averaged 207c and made to 232.2c/kg. A large sample of light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 270c with some to 314.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 287c with sales to 303.2c, and heavy weights averaged 295c and made to 307.2c/kg.

The largest numbers of light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 218c and made to 243.2c, while slaughter classes averaged 203c and made to 220.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 263c with a large consignment making to 287.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 279.2c to average 262c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 326.2c to average close to 320c, and the bullock portion also made to 326.2c/kg.

The highlight of the sale was a pen of 6 certified grain fed bullocks with half of the proceeds going to the Royal Flying Doctor Service making to 348.2c/kg to return $2298/head.

Medium weight poor condition cows to processors averaged 145c, while those returning to the paddock average 170c and made to 187.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 186c and restock lines average 187c and made to 204.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to the occasional 241.2c to average 230c/kg. The best of the heavy bulls made to 301.2c to average 267c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

A mixed quality yarding was penned however the general market was firm on last week if not a little bit dearer.

GDL sold a pen of Santa Gertrudis steers from Scott and Rebecca Dunlop of Dunlop Santa Gertrudis at Proston and fed for 100 days at the Morgan family’s Kurrawong Feedlot, from which half the proceeds were donated to the Royal Flying Doctors Service. Martins Transport provided free transport to the Dalby Saleyards and WDRC waived all yard fees for the sale.  JBS purchased the steers for 348.2c/kg. At an average of 660kg the steers returned $2298 per head.  The Royal Flying Doctors received $6894.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 207.2c/kg, highest 286.2c/kg, Av 265.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  164.2c/kg, highest  276.2c/kg, Av 259.9c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 40c/kg, highest  151.2c/kg, Av 130.6c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  130.2c/kg, highest  234.2c/kg, Av 202.6c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   160.2c/kg, highest  241.2c/kg, Av 229.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   230.2c/kg, highest  288.2c/kg, Av 277c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 279.2c/kg, highest 348.2c/kg, Av 326.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  143.2c/kg, highest 314.2c/kg, Av 270.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 240.2c/kg, highest 303.2c/kg, Av 293.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  230.2c/kg, highest  307.2c/kg, Av 295.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 70c/kg, highest  243.2c/kg, Av 226.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  152.2c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 270.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  207.2c/kg, highest  286.2c/kg, Av 262.2c/kg

Highlights

Santa steers sold by RFDS, donated by R & S Dunlop, Fed by Kurrawong Feedlot 348.2c, 660kg $2298
Limousin steers sold by GC & LFJ Graham of Kingaroy to processors 326.2c, 567kg, $1851
Santa bulls sold by Dunlop Cattle Co of Proston to processors 285.2c, 1005kg, $2866
Limousin bulls sold by GC & LFJ Graham of Kingaroy to processors 282.2c, 1115kg, $3146
Droughtmaster X cows sold by L & T Grazing of Hannaford to processors 232.2c, 601kg, $1397
Hereford X heifers sold by Roxanna Farming of Biddeston to processors 278.2c, 565kg, $1571
Charolais steers sold by W & J Allen of Kingaroy to feedlotters 296.2c, 402kg, $1190
Simmental X steers sold by D & S Bauer of Kingaroy to backgrounders 298.2c, 336kg, $1004
Santa X ylg steers sold by RR Farming Pty Ltd of Tara to backgrounders 300c, 291kg, $875
Charolais ylg heifers sold by Warrowa Partnership to backgrounders 230c, 247kg, $568

 

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