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Dalby sale 1 May 2019: Heifers meet strong demand

Beef Central, May 2, 2019

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

 

Yarding 5828 Change 4463

Buyer attendance across the export classes was generally good and most were operating, and the usual feeder buyers are were present, along with a large number of restockers.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers were well supplied, and prices varied according to quality. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 3c/kg better, and heavy weights to feed experienced strong competition.

However, all classes of heifers were in demand from heifer calves, through to heavy weights, with improvements of 15c to 35c/kg.

Buyers were able to absorb the very large number of cows and maintain prices to within a few cents of the previous sale.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 298.2c to average 261c, and a large number of heifer calves averaged 204c and made to 230.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to the occasional 304.2c, with a large sample averaging 265c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 290.2c to average 277c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 286c and made to 292.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to the trade averaged 201c and made to 245.2c, and restocker or backgrounders made to 240c to average 208c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 272c, with the largest numbers close to 255c, with the occasional sale to the trade at 291.2c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 262c, and local trade lines averaged 268c and made to 282.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export process made to the occasional 304.2c to average 294c, and a small number of bullocks made to 292.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 151c and made to 172.2c, and the better 2 scores averaged 178c and made to 189.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows averaged 231c and made to 244.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 272.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

A total yarding of 5828hd with GDL yarding 2161hd. The market improved across all categories.

Heavy cattle sold well with the best bullocks making 304.2c.  Cattle were sourced from Hebel, St George, Moonie, Wandoan & the local area.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 88.2c/kg, highest 270c/kg, Av 190.9c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 248.2c/kg, highest 267.2c/kg, Av 253.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 70c/kg, highest 161c/kg, Av 136c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 130c/kg, highest 220c/kg, Av 177c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 158c/kg, highest 244.2c/kg, Av 211.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 194c/kg, highest 270c/kg, Av 233.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 260c/kg, highest 304.2c/kg, Av 294.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 120c/kg, highest 304.2/kg, Av 265.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 198c/kg, highest 285.2c/kg, Av 276.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 192.2c/kg, highest 297.2c/kg, Av 277c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 110c/kg, highest 245.2c/kg, Av 208c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 100c/kg, highest 266.2c/kg, Av 249.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 180c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 254.2c/kg

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

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