Dalby sale 22 Sep 2021: Heavy feeder steers and heifers gain 8-10c

Beef Central, 30/09/2021


Yarding 4322 Change 734

Cattle were once again drawn from a large area, with two small consignments from New South Wales and South Australia, plus 1,414 head in two consignments from Far Western Queensland.

All the usual buyers were in attendance and included representatives from interstate processors, feeder operators and restockers.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 25c/kg better. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 19c/kg. Light and medium yearling heifers sold to strong demand.

However, heavy weight yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by 10c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 9c/kg less.

Most classes of cows could not maintain the levels of the previous week with the lesser quality offering up to 10c/kg cheaper.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers under 200kg sold to 723c to average 672c/kg. A large sample of yearling steers under 280kg averaged 614c and sold to 700c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 567c to 570c and sold to 618c, while a very good line up of heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 580c and averaged 518c/kg.

A large supply of light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 630c to average from 564c to 585c/kg. Light and medium yearling heifers to feed made to 556c to average from 527c to 564c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 397c and sold to 544c/kg.

A small selection of bullocks made to 420c to average 407c and full mouth bullocks made to 394c/kg.

Plain conditioned medium weight cows to restockers averaged from 344c to 359c and made to a top of 367c/kg. Good heavy cows to export processors made to 380c with a good sample averaging 371c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 368c/kg.

A large run of PTIC heifers sold open auction made to $2,000/head.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Total Yarding With a chance of rain later in the week there was a reduced yarding. A good panel of buyers were in attendance with only one southern processor attending but not purchasing. Heavy cows came back 8c, with heavy young bullocks fully firm. Heavy feeder steers and heifers gained 8 to 10c. Balance of categories fully firm with the better-quality lines of cattle very solid.




Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 420c/kg, Av 390c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  366c/kg, highest  380c/kg, Av 371.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 250c/kg, highest  302c/kg, Av 295.8c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  350c/kg, highest  364c/kg, Av 357.3c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  365c/kg, highest  383c/kg, Av 370.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest  400c/kg, highest  414c/kg, Av 407.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 389c/kg, highest 420c/kg, Av 405.1c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  580c/kg, highest 723c/kg, Av 667c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  530c/kg, highest 700c/kg, Av 615.6c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 546c/kg, highest 618c/kg, Av 570c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 470c/kg, highest 580.2c/kg, Av 566.6c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  468c/kg, highest  580c/kg, Av 518.5c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 520c/kg, highest  618c/kg, Av 585c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 476c/kg, highest  630c/kg, Av 564.2c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  470c/kg, highest 556c/kg, Av 527.9c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  454c/kg, highest 530c/kg, Av 500.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  403c/kg, highest  544c/kg, Av 491.4c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 352c/kg, highest  408c/kg, Av  380c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 320c/kg, highest  368c/kg, Av  343c/kg


Charolais Bulls sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to processors 366.2c/kg, 1050kg, $3,845.

Murray Grey Cows sold by DM Rasmussen & MM Hansen of Kingaroy to processors 374.2c/kg, 803kg, $3,006.

Simmental X Steers sold by Abarue Pty Ltd of Dirranbandi to processors 400c/kg, 697kg, $2,790.

Droughtmaster Heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to feedlotters 482.2c/kg, 398kg, $1,921.

Charolais X Heifers sold by Goonoona Pastoral of Durong to feedlotters 496.2c/kg, 478kg, $2,371.

Red Angus Ylg Steers sold by Torwood Partners of Kaimkillenbun to feedlotters 562.2c/kg, 410kg, $2,305.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Hailiang Aust. Ag Dev Pty Ltd of Toobeah to restockers 668.2c/kg, 229kg, $1,531.

Droughtmaster X Ylg Steers sold by TM Newman of Kumbia to feedlotters 590.2c/kg, 308kg, $1,821.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by Hailiang Aust Ag Dev. Pty Ltd of Toobeah to restockers 606.2c/kg, 260kg, $1,576.

Santa Ylg Heifers sold by DR & PL Cameron of Moonie to restockers 610.2c/kg, 271kg, $1,656.

Red Angus Ylg Heifers sold by Torwood Partners of Kaimkillenbun to restockers 544.2c/kg, 330kg, $1,795.

420 Hereford & Hereford X Heifers PTIC 2-8 mths. Av. $1,825 at Open Auction.


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