Dalby Sale 14 Nov 2018: Most descriptions dearer

James Nason, 15/11/2018

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Yarding 5634 Change 603

Numbers increased by 603 head to 5634 and cattle were drawn from a wide area, with 1890 from far Western Queensland plus a couple of consignments from NSW and South Australia.

A full panel of export buyers was present and operating plus a good line-up of feeder buyers and restockers.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock lost a further 3c to 9c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 3c dearer and heavy weights to feed averaged 8c to 11c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers sold to a dearer trend and medium weights to feed lifted in price by 4c to 8c/kg. Top price for heavy grown steers and bullocks increased, however the larger samples resulted in very little change to average prices.

Cows improved in price following the losses of the previous sale.

Very light weight drought affected steers made to 346.2c/kg. While yearling steers in the 200-280kg range made to 326.2c to average 293c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 331.2c, with a large sample around 312c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed made to an isolated 333.2c, with most close to 320c/kg.

A large number of light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 288.2c to average 264c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 306.2c, with a large sample averaging 276c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 300.2c to average 293c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 318.2c to average 308c, and the bullock portion averaged close to 310c, and made to 319.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 209c and the best of the medium weights made to 251.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 259.2c in pen lots with a large sample averaging 253c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 269.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

It was a mixed yarding of cattle with the market still strong.  Export buyers as well as a strong line up of feeder buyers and re-stockers were mainly present. GDL had cattle from Glenmorgan, Cunnamulla, Kingaroy, Ironpot, Miles and from down south in Moree and Lightning Ridge. Tim O’Dwyer and Jack Biddle, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 255c/kg, highest 306.2c/kg, Av 276.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 220c/kg, highest 283.2c/kg, Av 271.5c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 100c/kg, highest 195c/kg, Av 179.8c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 141.2c/kg, highest 251.2c/kg, Av 232c/kg
Cows  over 500kg – Lowest 221.2c/kg, highest 259.2c/kg, Av 240.6c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 159.2c/kg, highest 320.2c/kg, Av 267.9c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 140c/kg, highest 292.2c/kg, Av 289.5c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 210.2c/kg, highest 346.2c/kg, Av 293.3c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 250.2c/kg, highest 331.2c/kg, Av 301.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 280c/kg, highest 333.2c/kg, Av 292.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 194.2c/kg, highest 299.2c/kg, Av 264.5c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 240.2c/kg, highest 306.2c/kg, Av 284.3c/kg
Feeder Heifers over 370kg – Lowest 240.2c/kg, highest 300.2c/kg, Av 275c/kg

Droughtmaster X bullocks sold by DRD Pastoral of Wandoan to processors 319.2c, 609kg, $1945
Santa bulls sold by Sutton Beef No. 1 of Glenmorgan to processors 260c, 925kg, $2405
Braford bulls sold by Lyndale Partnership #2 of Gulugaba to processors 249.2c, 911kg, $2270
Young Santa bulls sold by Bridle Holdings of Meandarra to feedlotters 290.2c, 495kg, $1436
Santa cows sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 258.2c, 671kg, $1732
Charolais X cows sold by PJ & FE Brownhalls of Cunnamulla to processors 255c, 587kg, $1498
Santa X grain assisted heifers sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi  to processors 279.2c, 598kg, $1670
Droughtmaster heavy heifers sold by CD Coutts of Wandoan to processors 276.2c, 650kg, $1795
Angus steers sold by MA & CR Packer of Roma to re-stockers 327.2c, 424kg, $1388
Angus X steers sold by Southwest Grazing of Tara to feedlotters 325.2c, 415kg, $1351
Charolais x feeder steers sold by KC & SE Guy of Bungunya to feedlotters 320c, 381kg, $1220
Charolais feeder heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to re-stockers 298.2c, 305kg, $911
Santa weaner steers sold by STH Muthong Grazing of St George to re-stockers 324.2c, 236kg, $766

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


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