Dalby sale 14 Aug 2019: Firmer market for 4571 cattle

Beef Central, 15/08/2019

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Yarding 4571 Change 1122

The trend of a large supply of cows continued, along with a relatively small sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and a good supply of yearling steers and heifers.

Buyer attendance was generally good and included southern processors, as well as the usual buying panel.

An increase in quality combined with stronger competition from restockers improved prices on steer calves by close to 50c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock also sold to a stronger trend, averaging 11c/kg dearer.

The better quality line up of medium weight yearling steers to feed increased in price by 18c/kg, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced a small improvement in price. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 15c/kg dearer.

Good quality medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged over 20c/kg dearer. Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to very strong demand to improve in price from 1c to 4c/kg. Most classes of cows increased in price with medium weight 2 scores returning to the paddock gaining 10c, and good heavy cows to export processors averaged 13c/kg dearer. Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 318c, averaging 282c, and heifer calves made to 230c, to average 192c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 310c, to average 268c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 326c in pen lots to average 293c, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed also sold to 326c, averaging 297c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers predominantly sold at 215c ,with sales to 236c/kg. The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 234c, and the better lines averaged 278c and made to 280c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 273c, and local trade lines made to 292c, to average 275c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors sold to 319c to average 310c, with bullocks making to 317c, averaging 308c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 178c and made to 192c, while those returning to the paddock sold to 195c, to average 185c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to the occasional 260c to average 242c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows sold to 252c to average 241c/kg. Heavy bulls sold to a top of 279c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

A mixed quality yarding was presented. The market was generally firmer across all categories, with heavy bullocks toping at 318c.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 164.2c/kg, highest 255.2c/kg, Av 243.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  258c/kg, highest  280c/kg, Av  269.1c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest  30c/kg, highest  148.2c/kg, Av 133.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  135.2c/kg, highest  260.2c/kg, Av 241.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   175.2c/kg, highest 252.2c/kg, Av 241.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   220.2c/kg, highest  272.2c/kg, Av  246.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 262.2c/kg, highest 319.2c/kg, Av 308.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  198.2c/kg, highest 302.2c/kg, Av 269.3c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 216.2c/kg, highest 266.2c/kg, Av 234.3c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  200c/kg, highest  305.5c/kg, Av 293.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 118.2c/kg, highest  236.2c/kg, Av 211.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  50c/kg, highest 280.2c/kg, Av 277.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  234.2c/kg, highest  292.2c/kg, Av 273.2c/kg


Santa bulls sold by R & D Brown of Moonie to processors 275.2c, 955kg, $2628
Charolais X cows sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Charleville to processors 249.2c, 573kg, $1428
Angus X steers sold by LO & LN Bahnisch of Guluguba to processors 310.2c, 556kg, $1726
Young Santa bullocks sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 299.2c, 527kg, $1578
Santa X heifers sold by Sunnyside Pastoral Co (Qld) P/L of Guluguba to processors 286.2c, 503kg, $1441
Santa X feeder steers sold by M Bowtell of Taroom to feedlotters 307.2c, 415kg, $1276
Hereford X heifers sold by Howson Family Trust of Miles to feedlotters 285.2c, 463kg, $1321
Charolais ylg steers sold by Warrowa Partnership of Moonie to re-stockers 278.2c, 286kg, $797
Droughtmaster heifers sold by DJ & GM Kroll of Chinchilla to processors 230.2c, 288kg, $663



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