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Dalby Sale 12 Dec 2018: Forecast boosts restocker enthusiasm

by Beef Central, 13 December 2018

Yarding 5143 Change -1876

The supply of stock reduced by 1,876 head to 5,143 and include in the line up were 1,153 head from far western Queensland, plus 197 from South Australia and 200 from NSW, with the balance from the usual local supply area.

A large panel of export and feeder buyers was present and operating, along with an increased number of restocker buyers. The forecast of some rain lifted restocker enthusiasm and light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock improved in price by 30c/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 8c to 12c/kg dearer. A better quality line up of heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted average prices by 17c/kg, although half of this improvement could be attributed to the lift in the quality penned. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 12c to 18c/kg better. A relatively small sample of heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 4c/kg dearer. Cows generally sold to a firm market with some small improvements in places.

A large supply of light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 309c and made to 331.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 300c and made to 326.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to 316.2c, with most close to 312c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and the largest numbers averaged 255c, with sales to 290.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 298.2c, with the largest samples making from 275c to 280c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to the trade averaged 275c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 300c and made to 306.2c/kg.

A few bullocks made to 311.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 190c and made to 198.2c/kg. Most good heavy cows sold close to 229c, with an isolated sale to 241.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 246.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report  click here

Grant Daniel Long report

There was a smaller yarding in Dalby today reduced by 1876 compared to last week.  With the weather forecast looking promising, markets were somewhat stronger on last week. A better quality yarding also improved the market today. Jack Biddle and Tim O’Dwyer, GDL Dalby

GDL is having one more feeder and store sale for 2018 next Wednesday December 19 before the Christmas break.  The first Dalby Sale for 2019 will be January 16.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 150c/kg, highest 270.2c/kg, Av 264.8c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 180.4c/kg, highest 249.2c/kg, Av 220.4c/kg
Cows up to 400kg –  Lowest 122.2c/kg, highest 182.2c/kg, Av 176.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 130c/kg, highest 220.2c/kg, Av 212.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 152.2c/kg, highest 241.2c/kg, Av 215.4c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 190.4c/kg, highest 232.2c/kg, Av 210.4c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 190.2c/kg, highest 234.2c/kg, Av 213.3c/kg

Store and Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 222.2c/kg, highest 331.2c/kg, Av 284.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 240c/kg, highest 326.2c/kg, Av 295.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 311.2c/kg, Av 274.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 138.2c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 276.1c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 186c/kg, highest 299.2c/kg, Av 280.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 220.2c/kg, highest 272.2c/kg, Av 265.1c/kg

 Highlights
Santa cows sold by Swan Hill Cattle Co of Blackall to processors 229.2c, 633kg, $1451
Droughtmaster cows sold by Kurmala Pastoral Co of Moonie to processors 233.2c, 617kg, $1440
Young Charbray bulls sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 264.2c, 542kg, $1433
Braford bulls sold by WK & JN & N McNamara of Bell to processors 229.2c, 905kg, $2074
Santa steers sold by E Sanderson of Condamine to processors 311.2c, 642kg, $1999
Young Brangus bullocks sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Durong to processors 299.2c, 578kg, $1730
Droughtmaster heavy heifers sold by Kurmala Pastoral Co of Moonie to processors 270.2c, 538kg, $1455
Charbray heavy heifers sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 267.2c, 503kg, $1344
Angus feeder steers sold by Moogoon Pty Ltd of Tallwood to feedlotters 326.2c, 391kg, $1275
Santa feeder heifers sold by Swan Hill Cattle Co of Blackall to feedlotters 298.2c, 375kg, $1120
Charolais weaner steers sold by R & A Cattle Co of Nanango to re-stockers 310.2c, 308kg, $956
Charolais X weaner heifers sold by Waugh Bros of Bollon to feedlotters 254.2c, 228kg, $580

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



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