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Dalby sale 19 Nov 2020: NSW, Vic restockers active on light cattle

James Nason, November 19, 2020


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A full panel of export processors was present and operating, plus the usual feed and trade buyers, along with local and interstate restockers.

Once again this week Victorian and New South Wales restockers were very active on the young light weight cattle.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 2c/kg better. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed were well supplied and sold to a very solid market.

Light weight yearling heifers to processors or restockers improved in price by 10c to 14c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed experienced only quality related price changes.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors remained unchanged in price.

However cows sold to a mixed trend, with plain condition cows returning to the paddock improving in price, while cows to export processors averaged 7c to 15c/kg less.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to 636.2c to average 526c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 588c, with a large selection averaging 488c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 436c to 460c with the occasional sale to 476c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 431c and sold to 444c/kg in pen lots.

Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 628.2c with a fair sample averaging 515c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to processors averaged 430c, while restocker classes made to 542c to average 472c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 419c to 430c, with sales to 448c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 410c and made to 430c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 389c and made to 393c/kg. The bullock portion averaged 382c and made to 395.2c, with some over 750kg reaching 388.2c/kg.

Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 314c with a large sample averaging 301c/kg. Medium weight 3 scores to processors averaged 290c and made to 297c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows averaged 308c with the occasional pen reaching 329.2c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 359c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

Very similar numbers to last week with all buyers present and operating. All categories improved or held prices on previous weeks. With the southern buyers operating we saw a dearer trend on good quality store cattle.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 396c/kg, highest 430c/kg, Av 418c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  370c/kg, highest  430c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 268c/kg, highest  293c/kg, Av 283c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  270c/kg, highest  314c/kg, Av 300c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   300c/kg, highest  329c/kg, Av 307c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   390c/kg, highest  391c/kg, Av 390c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 395c/kg, Av 382c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  470c/kg, highest 636c/kg, Av 526c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest  444c/kg, highest 588c/kg, Av 488c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 406c/kg, highest 476c/kg, Av 435c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  398c/kg, highest  444c/kg, Av 430c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 450c/kg, highest  628c/kg, Av 514c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 430c/kg, highest  542c/kg, Av 472c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest  396c/kg, highest 430c/kg, Av 418c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  370c/kg, highest  430c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  315c/kg, highest  386c/kg, Av  362c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  291c/kg, highest  359c/kg, Av  347c/kg

Highlights

Santa Bulls sold by Boningar Pastoral Co of Meandarra to processors 350.2c/kg, 955kg, $3344.
Angus Bulls sold by Dongamere Farming Co of Cecil Plains to processors 343.2c/kg, 855kg, $2934.
Santa X Cows sold by Dongamere Farming Co of Cecil Plains to processors 313.2c/kg, 475kg, $1490.
Santa X Cows sold by Just Grazing of Quilpie to processors 314.2c/kg, 545kg, $1712.
Santa Cows sold by JL Hurley & A Weiss of Jandowae to processors 303.2c/kg, 660kg $2001.
Charolais X Steers sold by WJ Kummerow of Moonie to feedlotters 440.2c/kg, 489kg, $2152.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by Just Grazing of Quilpie to feedlotters 436.2c/kg, 407kg, $1776.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold ANJ Partnership of Tambo to feedlotters 434.2c/kg, 415kg, $1801.
Santa Steers sold by Boningar Pastoral Co of Meandarra to feedlotters 433.2c/kg, 434kg, $1880.
Santa Steers sold by The Herbert Bruggemann Family Trust of Taroom to processors 395.2c/kg, 723kg, $2860.
Droughtmaster X Ylg Steers sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to southern restockers 602.2c/kg, 147kg, $886.
Droughtmaster Ylg Heifers sold by MK Welch of Kingaroy to southern restockers 568.2c/kg, 163kg, $927.
Droughtmaster Ylg Heifers sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to southern restockers 618.2c/kg, 143kg, $889.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural

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