Dalby sale 13 Mar 2019: Firmer market for smaller offering

Beef Central, 14/03/2019

Click above for weekly market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

Yarding 2997 Change -3017

A combination of the much cheaper market the previous sale and the forecast of some rain reduced the supply of stock to half of the previous weeks level to 2,997 head.

The young cattle contained a good mix of most classes, and cows dominated the grown cattle section. All the regular export buyers were in attendance and operating, along with a fair line-up of feeder operators and restockers.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lifted in price by 20c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 18c better, and heavy weights to feed gained 7c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers improved by 7c, and medium weights to feed gained 16c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks generally experienced very little change in price, nevertheless a lift in quality improved average prices in places.

Cows generally sold to a dearer trend, with improvements of 6c to 10c, and up to 12c/kg on restocker classes.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 252c, with sales to 272.2c, and the lesser quality lines averaged 182c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 260.2c to average 249c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 259c and made to 265.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 174.2c, with a large sample averaging 155c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to the occasional 200c, with majority making close to 176c/kg.

Supplementary fed bullocks made to 262.2c to average 249c/kg. Light weight poor condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 115c, and a good sample of medium weights averaged 126c/kg.

Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 129c and made to 142.2c/kg.

A relatively large sample of good heavy cows made to 192.2c to average 181c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 262.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

A generally steady market this week in Dalby with a reduced yarding of 2997.

The feeder cattle market is still making good money with feeder steers topping at 265c.

Weaner steers & heifers were up by 15 to 30c compared to last week.

Most cattle were sourced from Wandoan, Taroom, Bollon, Meandarra, St George, Goondiwindi & Kingaroy areas.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 120c/kg, highest 200c/kg, Av 171.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 181.2c/kg, highest 200c/kg, Av 189.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 68.2c/kg, highest 126.2c/kg, Av 115.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 108.2c/kg, highest 171.2c/kg, Av 145.1c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 118.2c/kg, highest 192.2c/kg, Av 144c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 175c/kg, highest 226.2c/kg, Av 188c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 220c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 237.5c/kg

Store and Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 132.2c/kg, highest 272c/kg, Av 190.1c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 185.2c/kg, highest 265c/kg, Av 235c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 170c/kg, highest 265c/kg, Av 247.7c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 100c/kg, highest 174.2c/kg, Av 154.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 137.2c/kg, highest 200c/kg, Av 175.8c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 181.2c/kg, highest 200c/kg, Av 190c/kg


Limousin bulls sold by GC & LFJ Graham of Kingaroy to processors 262.2c, 780kg, $2045
Santa cows sold by Owen Perrett & Co of Wandoan to processors 192.2c, 725kg, $1393
Santa heifers sold by Owen Perrett & Co of Wandoan to processors 228.2c, 536kg, $1223
Angus steers sold by Moogoon Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to backgrounders 262.2c, 231kg, $605
Murray Grey X heifers sold by JT & KL Brennan of Leyburn to backgrounders 194.2c, 325kg, $632
Angus heifers sold by Moogoon Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to re-stockers 174.2c, 211kg, $368

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


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