Dalby sale 4 Mar 2020: Restocker cattle dearer, exports firm

Beef Central, 12/03/2020

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Yarding 3130 Change -792

The supply of stock reduced by 792 head to 3,130 at Dalby, and overall quality was generally good.

All the usual export buyers were present, however not all were operating.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 10c to 17c/kg better. Medium weight yearling steers to feed continued to meet very strong competition, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 4c/kg dearer.

Light weight yearling heifers were in demand and improved a further 26c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed gained 3c to 12c, and heavy weights to feed and processors averaged 9c to 13c/kg dearer.

A relatively large selection of cows were penned, and processor lines experienced a small improvement of 2c to 3c/kg, and restocker classes continued to receive very strong support. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 452c and made to 498c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range sold to restockers at a top of 522.2c, to average 448c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 419c and made to the occasional 470.2c/kg. A small number of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 419c and made to 428c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers reached a top of 464.2c to average 415c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 408c, with a good sample from 381c to 398c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 383c and made to 400c, and processor lines also made to 400c to average 368c/kg. A handful of heavy grown steers made to 390c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 274c, with sales to 284c, and a couple of heavy weights made to 289c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 279c and made to 288c/kg. Good heavy cows made to the occasional 314.2c to average 298c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 358.2c/kg.

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Due to reduced numbers it was a mixed yarding of cattle. Prices were very strong in all categories. Light Weaner Steers and Heifers increased with male bull calves making 506c and heifer calves 474c.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 280.0c/kg, highest 464.0c/kg, Av 398.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  250.0c/kg, highest  400.0c/kg, Av 382.9c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 100.0c/kg, highest  243.0c/kg, Av 222.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  210.0c/kg, highest  294.0c/kg, Av 279.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   270.0c/kg, highest  314.0c/kg, Av 298.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   264.0c/kg, highest  378.0c/kg, Av 372.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 334.0c/kg, highest 390.0c/kg, Av 352.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest 498.0c/kg, Av 452.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 282.0c/kg, highest 522.2c/kg, Av 420.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest  470.0c/kg, Av 419.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 233.0c/kg, highest  464.0c/kg, Av 414.0c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  250.0c/kg, highest 415.0c/kg, Av 400.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  250.0c/kg, highest  408.0c/kg, Av 381.5c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  240.0c/kg, highest  398.0c/kg, Av  372.0c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  260.0c/kg, highest  358.0c/kg, Av  354.0c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Hayleigh Farms of Durong to processors 358.2c/kg, 1000kg, $3582.
Santa Cows sold by Hayleigh Farms of Durong to processors 295.2c/kg, 541kg, $1597.
Charolais Cows sold by KE & LR Crawford of Kingaroy to processors 312.2c/kg, 567kg, $1771.
Droughtmaster X Bullock Steers sold by AJD Farming of Yelarbon to processors 350.2c/kg, 530kg, $1856.
Santa Steers sold by Sagu Pty Ltd of St George to processors 402.2c/kg, 460kg, $1851.
Santa X Heifers sold by Coominglah Pastoral Co of Condamine to processors 359.2c/kg, 496kg, $1783.
Santa X Heifers sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to processors 364.2c/kg, 468kg, $1706.
Angus & Angus Heifers sold by OK Station Pastoral Co of Kingaroy to feedlotters 408.2c/kg, 331kg, $1353.
Charolais Yearling Steers sold by DJ & HL Reid of Kingaroy to restockers 460.2c/kg, 271.2kg, $1247.
Greyman Light Yearling Bulls sold by BR & SL Gitsham of Chinchilla to restockers 506.2c/kg, 139kg, $706.
Droughtmaster X Yearling Heifers sold by C, S, J Davies Family Trust of Chinchilla to restockers 388.2c/kg, 330kg, $1283.
Greyman Light Yearling Heifers sold by BR & SL Gitsham of Chinchilla to restockers 474.2c/kg, 135kg, $640.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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