Dalby sale 17 Nov 2021: Very strong market for nation-topping yarding

Guest Author, 18/11/2021

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The supply of stock at Dalby lifted to the highest level in the nation this week with agents penning 5,008 head, an increase of 2,366.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area and included consignments from New South Wales and far Western Queensland, with one large run of 829 head from a single vendor.

All the regular export processors and feeder operators were in attendance plus local and interstate restockers and all were operating in a generally dearer market. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock improved by up to 30c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 35c to 45c/kg better.

Yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by 7c to 36c/kg. A relatively small selection of heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 14c/kg dearer.

A large number of cows were penned and the best of the medium weights averaged 6c/kg better, while good heavy weight cows remain close to the previous weeks improved prices.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to 816c to average 707c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 800c with a large number averaging 676c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 597c to 644c with a very occasional pen reaching 732c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 630c with a large sample averaging 559c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to 722c with a fair sample averaging 627c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 555c to 564c with sales to 628c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 550c to average 516c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 472c to average 469c, and the bullock portion made to a top of 452c/kg.

The best of the medium weight cows to export processors made to 420c to average 412c/kg.

A large selection of good heavy weight cows made to 422c to average 414c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 380c/kg.

Cows and calves sold to a top of $3,650/unit.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess.

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Grant Daniel Long market report

Quality was good today, market very strong. A good panel of buyers, all represented.  Local bidding was strong after the good rainfall. Most cattle stayed locally not many going to southern orders.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 430c/kg, highest 492c/kg, Av 479.6c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  425c/kg, highest  440c/kg, Av 432.5c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 344c/kg, highest  364c/kg, Av 350c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  373c/kg, highest  420c/kg, Av 405.3c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  405c/kg, highest  422c/kg, Av 413.9c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest  437c/kg, highest  630c/kg, Av 559.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 448c/kg, highest 452c/kg, Av 448.5/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  646c/kg, highest 816c/kg, Av 707c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  574c/kg, highest 800c/kg, Av 676.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 600c/kg, highest 732c/kg, Av 644c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 546c/kg, highest 640c/kg, Av 596.6c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  498c/kg, highest  630c/kg, Av 559.5c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest -c/kg, highest  -c/kg, Av -c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 576c/kg, highest  702c/kg, Av 627.5c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  498c/kg, highest 628c/kg, Av 564.4c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  466c/kg, highest 570c/kg, Av 555.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  466c/kg, highest  550c/kg, Av 516.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 353c/kg, highest  496c/kg, Av  477.2c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 320c/kg, highest  380c/kg, Av  354.6c/kg



Hereford Bulls sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 370c/kg, 955kg, $3,533.

Hereford Cows sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 410c/kg, 802kg $3,290.

Angus X Cows sold by WJ Hess of Maclagan to processors 410c/kg, 715kg, $2,931.

Angus X Steers sold by Hailiang Aust. AG Dev. P/L of Westmar to feedlotters 600c/kg, 409kg, $2,454.

Santa Steers sold by RA & HS Sullivan of Moonie to processors 470.2c/kg, 560kg, $2,635.

Angus Steers sold by RA & HS Sullivan of Moonie to feedlotter 560.2c/kg, 466kg, $2,610.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Hailiang Aust. AG Dev. P/L of Westmar to restocker 695.2c/kg, 328kg, $2,283.

Hereford X Ylg Steers sold by Tilquin Grazing Co. of St George to restocker 800c/kg, 211kg, $1,690.

Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by WJ Hess of Maclagan to restocker 666.2c/kg, 264kg, $1,759.

Droughtmaster X Cows & Calves sold by MA & HJ Christensen of Kaimkillenbun to restocker $3,000.


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