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Dalby Sale 16 Jan 2019: Prices cheaper in 8200 head opening sale

Beef Central, January 17, 2019

Click above to view video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird.

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A month between sales and the continuing dry weather conditions resulted in Dalby agents yarding 8,021 head of cattle for the first sale of the year.

Consignments of cattle were drawn from far Western Queensland, NSW and local areas.

The yarding consisted of a fair penning of cows, however there was large numbers of yearling cattle yarded. All the usual restocker and feeder buyers operated, however compared to the last sale of 2018 prices were cheaper.

The large supply of light yearling steers and heifers met keen interest from restockers and backgrounders, with the well bred cattle especially the steer portion, of which there was several runs through the sale. The steers met strong demand, while the plainer quality cattle suffered the greatest loss.

Light weight yearling steers sold to a top of 300c to average 258c, while the heifers toped at 235c for an average of 206c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers sold to a top of 300c for a average of 279c/kg. Heavy feeder steers averaged 270c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows and a fair penning of grown heifers, while there was a limited supply of grown steers offered. Not all the usual buyers operated, in a much cheaper market. Heavy feeder steers toped at 268c, while grown heifers sold up to 256c/kg.

There was a large percentage of plain conditioned cows through the sale. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 171c and medium weight 3 score cows averaged 191c/kg. Heavy cows sold to a top of 223c for a average of 211c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report

A large yarding of 8021 head was on display at Dalby today with GDL yarding 2602.  The dry weather has continued, which has held cattle yarding’s in high stead. GDL sourced cattle from Goondiwindi, St George, Blackall and the local Dalby area.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 180c/kg, highest 256.2c/kg, Av 240.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 170c/kg, highest 250c/kg, Av 180.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 114.2c/kg, highest 170c/kg, Av 161c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 100.2c/kg, highest 215c/kg, Av 189.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 170c/kg, highest 223.2c/kg, Av 209.9c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 220c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg,
Av 255.1c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 230c/kg, highest 283c/kg, Av 260.5c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 110c/kg, highest 300.2c/kg, Av 258.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 170c/kg, highest 299.2c/kg, Av 264.3c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 250c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 284.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 104c/kg, highest 258c/kg, Av 241.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 161.2c/kg, highest 267.2c/kg, Av 237.7c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 232.2c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 249.7c/kg

Highlights
Charolais cows sold by Flegler Farms of Cecil Plains to processors 223.2c, 757kg, $1690
Charolais bulls sold by CW, EM & LM Hartwig of Wandoan to processors 210.2c, 790kg, $1660
Shorthorn bulls sold by R Verney of Glenmorgan to feedlotters 236.2c, 395kg, $932
Angus steers sold by JW & EA Johnson of Thallon to processors 268.2c, 500kg, $1342
Braford heifers sold by MJ & CJ McQueen of St George to processors 250c, 535kg, $1337
Braford X heifers sold by MJ & CJ McQueen of St George to feedlotters 240.2c, 420kg, $1010
Santa steers sold by Greenfields Grazing Pty Ltd of Wandoan to re-stockers 298.2c, 463kg, $1381
Charolais heifers sold by Goonoona Pastoral of Durong to backgrounders 268.2c, 326kg, $876
D/Master steers sold by Tranton Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to re-stockers 283.2c, 263kg, $746

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

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