Dalby sale 12 Feb 2020: Record highs for prime and feeder cattle

Beef Central, 13/02/2020

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Yarding 4253 Change 69

Despite useful falls of rain across most of the supply area, numbers experienced a small lift to 4,253 head.

Overall quality was generally good and similar to the previous sale, large numbers of supplementary fed classes were included in the line up. Buyer attendance was generally good, however also similar to the previous sale, not all were operating in the dearer market.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock gained a further 7c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 21c to 30c/kg dearer. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 23c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers 45c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed lifted price by 35c, and heavy weights to processors averaged 27c/kg better. Cows continued to be in demand and experienced further price improvements to average 7c to 14c dearer for processor lines, and up to 20c/kg to restockers.

Steer calves sold to restockers at an average of 434c, with sales to 460.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 388c, and made to 430c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 415c to average 403c, and medium weights averaged 385c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made 386c, to average 371c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to 383c, with a fair sample averaging 360c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 372c, and made to 386c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to processors made to 375cc, to average 363c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 369c to average 367c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 259c and made 272c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores returning to the paddock made 283.2c, to average 268c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows made to 331.2c to average 319c/kg.

Heavy balls made to 339.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

The Dalby cattle market rose again today to set new record highs for prime and feeder cattle with processors and feedlotters keen to get their hands on limited supplies of suitable cattle.

GDL are selling 2nd next week.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 259.0c/kg, highest 336.0c/kg, Av 290.0c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  252.0c/kg, highest  348.0c/kg, Av 300.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 98.0c/kg, highest  238.0c/kg, Av 212.8c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  231.0c/kg, highest  308.0c/kg, Av 268.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   270.0c/kg, highest  331.2c/kg, Av 290.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   248.0c/kg, highest  369.2c/kg, Av 307.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 303.2c/kg, highest 303.2c/kg, Av 303.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  320.0c/kg, highest 430.0c/kg, Av 388.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 310.0c/kg, highest 422.0c/kg, Av 360.0c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  327.0c/kg, highest  386.0c/kg, Av 356.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest c/kg, highest  383.0c/kg, Av 343.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  c/kg, highest c/kg, Av c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  c/kg, highest  c/kg, Av c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  c/kg, highest  c/kg, Av  c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  c/kg, highest  c/kg, Av  c/kg


Angus X Cows sold by Wongle Farming Co Pty Ltd of Meandarra to processors 327.2c/kg, 731kg, $2394.
Brangus X Heifers sold by McNicholl Family Trust of Dulacca to processors 339.2c/kg, 497kg, $1685.
Santa Yearling Heifers sold by Dunlop Cattle Co of Proston to feedlotters 378c/kg, 351kg, $1328.
Santa X Yearling Steers sold by Youngs Farm Pty Ltd of Wooroolin to feedlotters 398.2c/kg, 349kg, $1389.
Droughtmaster Steers sold DRD Pastoral of Wandoan to processors 368.2c/kg, 574kg, $2115.


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


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