Dalby sale 13 Oct 2021: Rain pushes restocker lines skywards

Beef Central, 14/10/2021

Yarding 2433 Change -1927

Cattle numbers reduced by 1927 head to 2433 with all the regular processors, feeder operators and a large panel of restockers in attendance and very keen to purchase replacement stock.

With some useful falls of rain across the local supply area and the hope of more to come, prices lifted by up to 50c/kg across several pens of feeder and restocker lines.

The yarding contained well finished crop cattle and quality lines of weaner steers and heifers.

Cattle were drawn from New South Wales, South Australia and Far Western Queensland plus the local supply area.

A quality line of vendor bred stud heifers over 400kg returning to the paddock averaged 574c and sold to 596c/kg. A large sample of yearling steers in the 200 to 280kg range to restockers sold to 766c and averaged 691c/kg.

Yearling steers over 280kg also to restockers sold to 646c and averaged 622c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 569c and made to 604c with restockers paying 620c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to feed sold to 573c and averaged 514c/kg.

Yearling heifers in the 200 to 280kg range returned to the paddock at 698c to average 616c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 515c and sold to 596c/kg. Heavy yearling heifers also to feed sold to 531c to average 472c/kg.

Grown steers to processors made 434c to average 427c/kg.

Light weight cows to processors averaged 371c and sold to 373c with restockers paying to 390c with an average of 378c/kg.

Good heavy cows to export processors averaged 378c and sold to 390c/kg.

Heavy bulls averaged 364c with one heavy bull donated to the cancer council selling for 401c/kg.

Light weight bulls to restockers sold to 630c and averaged 593c/kg.

Market Reporter: Errol Luck

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Grant Daniel Long market report:

A lighter yarding due to some good falls of rain in the local and surrounding areas. Very good attendance of buyers covering all categories. Export and Trade cattle lifted 10c to 15c.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – 426 c/kg, 520 c/kg, 480 c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – 364 c/kg, 490 c/kg, 432.6 c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – 284 c/kg, 360 c/kg, 346 c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – 369 c/kg, 373 c/kg, 370.5 c/kg
Cows over 500kg – 355 c/kg, 390 c/kg, 377 c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – 350 c/kg, 430 c/kg, 419 c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – 420 c/kg, 434 c/kg, 427 c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – 668 c/kg, 725 c/kg, 710 c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – 534 c/kg, 766 c/kg, 690 c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – 570 c/kg, 646 c/kg, 608 c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – 463 c/kg, 620 c/kg, 582.5 c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – 402 c/kg, 573  c/kg, 514.5 c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – 570 c/kg, 766 c/kg, 700 c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – 534 c/kg, 766 c/kg, 690.5 c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – 600 c/kg, 646 c/kg, 622 c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – 492 c/kg, 604 c/kg, 569 c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – 402 c/kg, 573 c/kg, 514.2 c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – 380 c/kg, 420 c/kg, 390 c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – 315 c/kg, 401 c/kg, 364 c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 397.2c/kg, 890kg, $3,535.

Hereford Cows sold by WC Lowien of Kamkillenbun to processors 397.2c/kg, 711kg, $2697.

Brangus Cows sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Teelba to processors 378.2c/kg, 576kg, $2180.

Charolais Cows sold by KN & MJ Davies of Miles to processors 398.2c/kg, 660kg, $2628.

Hereford Heifers sold by WC Lowien of Kamkillenbun to processors 400.2c/kg, 710kg, $2842.

Droughtmaster Steers sold by Merrawindi Pastoral C of Millmerran to feed lotters 460c/kg, 470kg, $2180.

Charolais X Steers sold by RD & NJ Littlewood of Boggabilla to feed lotters 500c/kg, 473kg, $2370.

Shorthorn Ylg Steers sold by Weemabah Pty Ltd of Hungerford to restockers 758/kg, 241kg, $1829.

Limousin Ylg Heifers sold by GC & Lfj Graham of Kingaroy to feed lotters 596c/kg, 316kg, $1883.




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