Dalby sale 15 Apr 2020: Market firm to dearer

James Nason, 16/04/2020

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Yarding 2483 Change 1209

Numbers increased by 1,209 head, to 2,483 at Dalby, following the very small pre-Easter sale.

A fair panel of buyers was present and operating in a market that was reported to be generally dearer for a number of classes.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 17c/kg better.

Renewed interest from feeder operators lifted medium weight yearling steers to feed by 17c/kg.

A combination of a better quality line up, and the stronger support from feedlot operators, heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 30c/kg dearer.

The relatively small selection of local trade lines of yearling steers and heifers also experienced a strong market.

Cows sold to a dearer trend with some additional support from restockers, as well as increased competition from processors.

Mixed sex calves returned to the paddock at an average of 385c, with some steer calves reaching 474.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 460.2c to average 397c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 401c, with a good sample averaging 375c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 350c, to average 346c, while a couple to the trade made to 404c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 390c to average 354c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 389c to average 345c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to the local trade market made to 416.2c/kg.

Grown heifers sold to processors at an average of 284c, with sales to 311c/kg. Medium weight cows returning to the paddock made to 250c to average 245c/kg. Medium weights to processors made to 270c, to average 257c/kg.

Heavy cows made to a top of 283.2c, with a good sample averaging 262c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 327c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

Overall the yarding saw a larger number of heavier and export cattle to previous weeks, with very similar prices.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 280.0c/kg, highest 416.2c/kg, Av 354.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  136.0c/kg, highest  240.0c/kg, Av 283.8c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 82.0c/kg, highest  235.0c/kg, Av 200.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  130.0c/kg, highest  270.0c/kg, Av 257.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   140.0c/kg, highest  283.2c/kg, Av 262.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   260.0c/kg, highest  338.0c/kg, Av 324.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 300.0c/kg, highest 330.0c/kg, Av 324.6c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  272.0c/kg, highest 460.2c/kg, Av 397.1c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 360.0c/kg, highest 398.2c/kg, Av 387.0c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  316.0c/kg, highest  404.0c/kg, Av 374.6c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 280.0c/kg, highest  388.0c/kg, Av 354.3c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  286.0c/kg, highest 416.0c/kg, Av 345.0c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest       –    c/kg, highest       –    c/kg, Av      –   c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  260.0c/kg, highest  390.0c/kg, Av  306.0c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  260.0c/kg, highest  327.0c/kg, Av  284.0c/kg


Simmental X Bulls sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to processors 327.2c/kg, 905kg, $2961.
Droughtmaster X Feeder Bulls sold by DJ Smith of Windorah to feedlotters 312.2c/kg, 472kg, $1475.
Brahman X Cows sold by P Daniel of Dalby to processors 265.2c/kg, 593kg, $1574.
Angus & Angus Cows sold by Easystock Pty of Goondiwindi to processors 272.2c/kg, 544kg, $1482.
Angus & Angus Heavy Heifers sold by T Raleigh of Drillham to processors 303.2c/kg, 475kg, $1440.
Charolais Yearling Feeder Heifers sold by RB & KM McInnerney of Yuleba to feedlotters 370.2c/kg, 376kg, $1393.
Charbray Feeder Steers sold by Juandah Grazing of Guluguba to feedlotters 350.2c/kg, 399kg, $1399.

Santa X Yearling Light Feeder Steers sold by J & J Dougall of Tara to backgrounders 368.2c/kg, 327kg, $1205.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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