Dalby sale 24 Jan 2018: Heavier cattle ease

James Nason, 25/01/2018

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

Yarding 5048 Change 269

There was a small increase in supply and some consignments from Western Australia were included in the larger line up and overall quality was very mixed. Most of the usual buyers were in attendance and operating in a generally cheaper market. Light weight yearling steers and heifers were the least affected with restockers continuing to provide strong support. However medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed eased 10c to 13c/kg and yearling heifers eased a similar amount. The better end of the heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter experienced very little change in price. However, a large number of cows sold to a market 3c to 10c/kg easier.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to a top 399.2c with a large sample averaging 362c while the heifer calves sold around 318c with some to 330c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 316c with some to 332.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed were well supplied and averaged close to 290c with some to 304.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 281c with the occasional sale to 304.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or backgrounders averaged 276c and made to 320.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged close to 260c and made to 281.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 269.2c to average close to 264c and bullocks also made to 269.2c to average 262c/kg. Restockers were active on plain condition cows with sales to 200c to average 191c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 184c and made to 190c while the better end of the medium weights averaged 203c/kg. Good heavy cows sold around 207c with the occasional sale to 216.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 250.2c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report:

It was a larger yarding than previous weeks with all processors in attendance and operating. Cows were down this week by 3 to 4c, bullocks were also 10c cheaper as well has heifers. Young weaner cattle were firm on last week’s rates. – Joe Lehman, GDL

 Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 242.2c/kg, highest 281.2c/kg, Av 259.8c/kg
Heifers over to 400kg – Lowest 240c/kg, highest 255c/kg, Av 248c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 160c/kg, highest 190c/kg, Av 180c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 166.2c/kg, highest 197.2c/kg, Av 178.6c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 195c/kg, highest 216.2c/kg, Av 199.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 260c/kg, highest 283.2c/kg, Av 275c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 252c/kg, highest 269.2c/kg, Av 260c/kg

Store Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 296.2c/kg, highest 332.2c/kg, Av 315.9c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 272.2c/kg, highest 304.2c/kg, Av 289.8c/kg
Steers over 400kg – Lowest 271.2c/kg, highest 304.2c/kg, Av 281.7c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 258.2c/kg, highest 320.2c/kg, Av 276.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 400kg – Lowest 242.2c/kg, highest 281.2c/kg, Av 259.8c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 240c/kg, highest 255.2c/kg, Av 243c/kg


  • Santa cows sold by Greenup P/L of Kumbia to processors 211.2c, 615kg, Av $1298
  • Charolais steers sold by Keddstock Pty Ltd of Yuleba to processors 258.2c, 575kg, Av $1484
  • Angus X heifers sold by Moogoon Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 250.2c, 406kg, Av $1016
  • Charolais steers sold by Southwest Grazing of Moonie to feedlotters 283.2c, 508kg, Av $1439
  • Angus X steers sold by EJ Brauer of Tara to feedlotters 300c, 414kg, Av $1242
  • Charolais X cows sold by Amarco Farming Co of Moonie to processors 209.2c, 679kg, Av $1421
  • Brangus steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Ironpot to processors 269.2c, 608kg, Av $1639
  • Angus X heifers sold by MF & FM Murphy of St George to re-stockers 274.2c, 245kg, Av $671

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


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