Dalby sale 7 Aug 2019: Market eases in 5963 head sale

Beef Central, 08/08/2019

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A large number of cows were penned along with a fair sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks, plus a large selection of mixed quality young cattle.

The buyers of the previous week were present and operating, however prices generally eased across a number of classes.

The light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 13c/kg less. A wide variation in the quality of the medium weight yearling steers to feed resulted in average prices reducing by 20c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 8c/kg cheaper.

Light and medium weight yearling heifers averaged 6c to 20c/kg less. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade went against the downward trend to be firm to a few cents dearer. Heavy grown steers and bullocks experienced fair demand from local and southern processors. All classes of cows sold to a cheaper trend with losses of 5c to 20c/kg.

Steer calves to restockers made to 270.2c to average 233c, and heifer calves made to 222.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 278.2c with a large sample at 257c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 274c and made to the occasional 300c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 308.2c with most around 296c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers averaged 200c and made to 236.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 239c with some to 261.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 252c and the better lines made to 285.2c, with a few to the trade reaching 288c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 317.2c to average 306c, and the bullock portion made to 314.2c to average 307c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers or processes averaged 175c with sales to 188.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to the occasional 247.2c with the largest numbers averaging 228c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 281.2c to average 258c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

The market was easy in Dalby with a backlog of cattle booked into the processors. Cows dropped around 10 to 15c. The weaner market also saw a drop with the ongoing dry weather, steers making 290c and heifers 230c.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 104.2c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, Av 239.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  200c/kg, highest  288c/kg, Av  272.1c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest  50c/kg, highest  155c/kg, Av 135.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  132.5c/kg, highest  215c/kg, Av 174.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   174.2c/kg, highest  247.2c/kg, Av 228c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   222.2c/kg, highest  295c/kg, Av  267.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 270.2c/kg, highest 317.2c/kg, Av 305.9c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  182.2c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 257.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 220c/kg, highest 300c/kg, Av 274.7c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  242.2c/kg, highest  308.2c/kg, Av 295.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 104.2c/kg, highest  236.2c/kg, Av 200.4c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  156.2c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, Av 252.4c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  200c/kg, highest  288c/kg, Av 272.1c/kg


Santa X Steers sold by Sunnyside Pastoral Co (QLD) Pty Ltd of Wandoan to processor 314.2c, 624kg, $1961.
Hereford X Steers sold by Roxanna Farming of Biddeston to processor 308.2c, 671kg, $2068.36.
Charolais Cows sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processor 247.2c, 735kg, $1818.
Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processor 270.2c, 723kg, $1954.
Angus Heifers sold by Perrett Owen & Co Cattle of Wandoan to processor 269.2c, 625kg, $1682.
Charolais Feeder Steers sold by K Gaske of Chinchilla to backgrounder 297.2c, 411kg, $1223.
Charbray Heifers sold by M Clifford of Monogorilby to feedlot 280c, 393kg, $1101.
Hereford Cross Yearling Heifers sold by Dempsey Nominees Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to feedlot 210c, 269kg, $564.




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