Dalby sale 13 Jan 2021: Market rises in rain-shortened opening yarding

Beef Central, 14/01/2021

Yarding 749 Change NQ

The supply of stock for the first sale in the New Year at Dalby remained relatively low at 749 head.

Fair to good quality young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a small selection of grown steers and cows.

Buyer attendance was good with a full panel of export processors plus feed and local trade buyers active in the market, as well as local and interstate restockers.

Prices generally improved on the levels experienced at the close of last year.

Yearling steers under 200kg returned to the paddock at an average of 642c and made to 664c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 644c to average 585c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 448c and made to 458c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 448c to average 425c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to an isolated 628c to average 497c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 430c and made to 452c, and some to the trade made to 466c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 411c to average 401c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 376c and made to 379c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows returning to the paddock averaged 280c and made to 291c/kg.

A small sample of good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 299c and made to 305c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 358c/kg.

To view full NLRS market report click here 

Grant Daniel Long report

A small yarding saw a mixed quality of cattle to start the year off. All categories sold to a firm to dearer market with a lot of light weight cattle heading south.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 326c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 430c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  370c/kg, highest  418c/kg, Av 400c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 130c/kg, highest  260c/kg, Av 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  240c/kg, highest  292c/kg, Av 287c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   272c/kg, highest  305c/kg, Av 292c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   377c/kg, highest  379c/kg, Av 378c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 360c/kg, highest 382c/kg, Av 380c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  584c/kg, highest 664c/kg, Av 642c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  450c/kg, highest 644c/kg, Av 585c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 472c/kg, highest 472c/kg, Av 472c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 340c/kg, highest 458c/kg, Av 423c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  400c/kg, highest  448c/kg, Av 424c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 562c/kg, highest  628c/kg, Av 621c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 462c/kg, highest  518c/kg, Av 497c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  326c/kg, highest 516c/kg, Av 492c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  330c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 446c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  355c/kg, highest  418c/kg, Av 400c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  381c/kg, highest  397c/kg, Av  388c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  273c/kg, highest  358c/kg, Av  328c/kg


Santa X Cows sold by PD & DD Edwards of Quilpie to processors 305.0c/kg, 536kg, $1635.
Simmental X Heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to feedlotters 438.2c/kg, 377kg, $1654.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by PJ & ML Schoff of Hopelands to backgrounders 640.2c/kg, 220kg, $1408.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by A Schoff of Hopelands to backgrounders 640.2c/kg, 195kg, $1248.
Charolais Ylg Steers sold by MC & JM Macdonald of Crows Nest to backgrounders 582.2c/kg, 251kg, $1463.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by Dongamere Farming Co of Cecil Plains to feedlotters 448.2c/kg, 406kg, $1823.
Santa X Ylg Bulls sold by PD & DD Edwards of Quilpie to backgrounders 535.0c/kg, 278kg, $1490.
Santa Ylg Heifers sold by PD & DD Edwards of Quilpie to backgrounders 518.2c/kg, 256kg, $1328.
Simmental X Cow & Calf sold by JE Kennedy of Kingaroy to restockers $2600.





Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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