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Dalby Prime Sale 8 May 2019: Heavier young cattle dearer

Beef Central, May 9, 2019

Yarding: 5889

Change: 61

The supply of stock experienced very little change from the previous week at Dalby sale yesterday, with 5889 head penned.

Similar to other markets, cows dominated the grown cattle section. Buyer representation was good across all classes with additional southern exporters in attendance.

Apart from some lightweight young cattle experiencing a cheaper trend, most classes improved in price. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 2c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 14c better and heavyweights to feed gained 10c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers to restockers or background improved by 11c, however slaughter classes averaged 19c/kg less. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed gained 3c to 11c, and heavyweights to the trade averaged 4c/kg dearer. A small selection of heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 5c/kg better. The very large yarding of cows lifted in price by 3c to 11c/kg.

Steer calves returning to the paddock averaged 249c and made to 276.2c, and heifer calves averaged 189c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 267c with sales to 294.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 291c, with sales to 313.2c/kg. Heavyweight yearling steers to feed averaged in the high 280c range and made to 301.2c/kg.

Lightweight yearling heifers to slaughter averaged 182c, and restocker or background classes averaged 219c with sales to 256.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 257c to 264c with sales to 275.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 290c to average 271c/kg.

A relatively small sample of heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 298c and made to 304.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged in the 160c range, and the better 2 score cows averaged 182c and made to 198.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows averaged 236c, with a number of sales to 249.2c/kg in pen lots. Heavy bulls made to 270.2c/kg.

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