Dalby sale 22 Sep 2021: Yarding lifts with NSW, SA cattle

Beef Central, 23/09/2021


Yarding 5056 Change 962

Cattle were once again drawn from a large area, with 285 head from South Australia, a small consignment from New South Wales, plus over 900 head from Far Western Queensland, along with 3,770 head from the usual supply area.

All the local exporter operators were in attendance and active, along with representatives from southern export processors, feeder operators and restockers.

Despite the increase in supply buyers absorbed the larger numbers plus lifted prices in places.

Very light weight young cattle returning to the paddock improved in price by up to 19c/kg.

Yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market experienced very strong support for the quality penned. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background received a small improvement in price. A large selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks were firm to 5c/kg better.

Plain condition cows returning to the paddock continued to sell to very solid demand, however export processor lines struggled to maintain the improved prices of the previous week.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 698c with a fair sample averaging 670c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg were well supplied and made to 672c to average 591c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 548c to 573c with a very occasional sale to 654c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 499c and made to 552c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 570c, however well bred lines ideal for future breeders made to 860c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 513c to 530c and sold to a top of 548c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 441c with a large sample averaging 431c/kg. A relatively fair sample of bullocks averaged 414c and made to 440c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 366c to average 354c/kg.

A large selection of good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 375c with a very occasional sale to 390c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 374c/kg

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

With the increase in numbers, the market was fully firm to dearer. Full panel of buyers to cover all categories.  Quality was good, a lot of cattle with weight & freshness coming off oats.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 410c/kg, highest 484c/kg, Av 460c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  392c/kg, highest  448.2c/kg, Av 412.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 280c/kg, highest  324c/kg, Av 310.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  310c/kg, highest  338c/kg, Av 322.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  368c/kg, highest  390c/kg, Av 375c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest  388c/kg, highest  428c/kg, Av 396c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 410c/kg, highest 441c/kg, Av 430.9c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  632c/kg, highest 698c/kg, Av 669.7c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  513c/kg, highest 672c/kg, Av 590.8c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 494c/kg, highest 654c/kg, Av 572.6c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 460c/kg, highest 630c/kg, Av 548c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  466c/kg, highest  552c/kg, Av 499.4c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 560c/kg, highest  628c/kg, Av 586.1c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 496c/kg, highest  860c/kg, Av 570.3c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  500c/kg, highest 548c/kg, Av 530.3c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  452c/kg, highest 552c/kg, Av 512.8c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  400c/kg, highest  513.2c/kg, Av 481c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 390c/kg, highest  435c/kg, Av  420.1c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 330c/kg, highest  374c/kg, Av  343.6c/kg



Brahman Bulls sold by AG Donelan of Talwood to processors 372.2c/kg, 960kg, $3,573.

Brahman Cows sold by W & K Phelps of Taroom to processors 385.2c/kg, 612kg, $2,359.

Angus X Heifers M/2 sold by JH Fairfax & Son of Goondiwindi to processors 384.2c/kg, 547kg, $2,103.

Santa X Ylg Steers sold by AMIP Tucker of Kingaroy to restockers 666.2c/kg, 264kg, $1760.

Simmental X Ylg Heifers sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to backgrounders 596.2c/kg, 275kg, $1,639.

Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by CE Slack & Sons of St George to feedlotters 538.2/kg, 356kg, $1,917.


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