Dalby sale 13 Dec 2017: Year winds up on solid note

James Nason, 14/12/2017

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

Yarding 4130 Change 208

There was a small increase in supplies to wind up sales for the year. Young cattle and cows well supplied with a reduced penning of heavy steers and bullocks. All the usual buyers were in attendance and operating. Overall the quality of the offering was mixed while condition showed a great deal of variation. Some of the Western cattle showing the effects of a poor season.

Market trends varied with the light weight weaners returning to the paddock remaining firm. Light and medium weight yearling steers to restock and feed sold to a cheaper trend with an odd sale firm. Heavy yearling feeder steers showed a firm to slightly dearer trend. Plain condition light weight yearling heifers sold to a much dearer trend as restockers competed strongly. The better quality yearling heifers to restock and feed, carrying more weight sold to a slightly cheaper trend.

Heavy steers and bullocks remained firm. There is little but quality related change in the grown heifers. The cow market was up to 3c/kg dearer on the well finished heavy weights. Medium weight cows saw a firm to slightly dearer trend with some improvement in quality. Heavy bulls were firm to slightly cheaper.

Grant Daniel Long report:

There was a large variation in the condition of the cattle yarded today with some light yearlings from west of the state and some local cattle were in forward to prime condition. Light condition Santa cow and calves from Blackall sold for $1,610. A good run of quality EU Santa heifers ranging from 182kg to 228kg made 364.2c and stayed on the EU system. Winding up the year with a solid market right through was a great way to finish 2017. There was a good attendance of processors, feedlotters and restockers at the sale today.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 440kg – Lowest 270c/kg, highest 300c/kg, Av 278.2c/kg
Heifers over 440kg – Lowest 260c/kg, highest 270c/kg, Av 263.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 160c/kg, highest 193c/kg, Av 191c/kg
Cows 400kg to 520kg – Lowest 184c/kg, highest 223c/kg, Av 207.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 217c/kg, highest 235c/kg, Av 228.6c/kg
Steers & Bullocks 500kg to 600kg – Lowest 278c/kg, highest 278c/kg, Av 278c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 600kg – Lowest 272c/kg, highest 283c/kg, Av 279.3c/kg
Store Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 372c/kg, highest 399c/kg, Av 387c/kg
Steers 320kg to 400kg – Lowest 286c/kg, highest 318c/kg, Av 300c/kg
Steers 400kg + – Lowest 278c/kg, highest 312c/kg, Av 299.9c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 303c/kg, highest 318c/kg, Av 307.8c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 284c/kg, highest 328c/kg, Av 301.4c/kg
Heifers 400kg + – Lowest 278c/kg, highest 286c/kg, Av 279.1c/kg


  • Yearling Charolais bulls sold by B & S Barron of Kingaroy 288.2c, 445kg, Av $1282
  • Santa heifers sold by Greenup P/L of Kumbia 364.2c, 221kg, Av $807
  • Simmental cross cows sold by BE & AM Taylor of Millmerran 211.2c, 514kg, Av $1085
  • Charolais cows sold by Daff/Tick Fever Centre of Dalby 228.2c, 711kg, $1622
  • Brahman X heifers sold by Goonoona Pastoral of Durong 326.2c, 260kg, Av. $850

The first Dalby sale for 2018 will be held on 10 January 2018


Source: NLRS, Joe Lehman from Grant Daniel Long


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