Dalby Sale 15 Aug 2018: NSW stock add to yarding

Beef Central, 16/08/2018

Yarding 4398 Change 1470

The supply of stock increased by 1,470 head to 4,398, with cattle drawn from the usual supply areas, plus some consignments from NSW.

Overall, quality was mixed with increased numbers of poor condition classes. A fair panel of buyers was present and most were operating across all weight ranges.

The better end of the light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 12c less, while the poor quality lines averaged over 20c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling steers to feed decreased 14c and the heavy weights were close to 30c/kg easier. The best of the light weight yearling heifers averaged 6c cheaper and the lesser quality lines eased 13c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks received only quality related price changes to average 5c/kg less. Good heavy cows experienced no change in price, while the remainder of the cows sold within 2c to 3c/kg of the previous sale. Steer calves returning to the paddock averaged 248c and made to 262.2c, while mixed sex calves, showing the effects of the season, averaged 157c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 259c, with some to 278.2c and poor quality lines averaged 214c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 250c and made to 261.2c, while heavy weights to feed averaged 260c/kg. The largest numbers of light weight yearling heifers averaged 194c and made to 210.2c, with poor quality lines averaging 162c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 223c and made to 240c, with D muscle lines averaging 199c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade occasionally made to 268.2c, with most making around 233c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 259c and made to 275.2c/kg. The bullock portion averaged 266c and made to 273.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 167c and made to 178.2c/kg. A large number of good heavy cows averaged 208c, with the occasional sale to 220.2c and heavy bulls made to 263.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

The yarding of cattle saw cows and bulls very similar to last week with the top cows around 220c and bulls up to 240c.

A large yarding of second round weaners saw the market getting very tough on little heifers.  Good quality weaners still sold well. – Tim O’Dwyer, GDL Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 81.2c/kg, highest 244.2c/kg, av 194.6c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 269.2c/kg, av 233.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 109.2c/kg, highest 156.2c/kg, av 128.9c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 140c/kg, highest 192.2c/kg, av 186.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 175c/kg, highest 220c/kg, av 208.6c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 132c/kg, highest 266.2c/kg, av 240.1c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 180.2c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, av 259.5c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 126.2c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, av 259c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 181.2c/kg, highest 267.2c/kg, av 232.4c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – lowest 132c/kg, highest 266.2c/kg, av 240.1c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 81.2c/kg, highest 210.2c/kg, av 162.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 150.2c/kg, highest 244.2c/kg, av 195.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – lowest 206.2c/kg, highest 269.2c/kg, av 233.2c/kg

Hereford bulls sold by WC Lowien of Dalby to processors 243.2c, 787kg, $1914
Charolais cows sold by WK & OA Perkins of Wandoan to processors 219.2c, 725kg, $1589
Hereford bullocks sold by Staines Partnership of Wandoan to processors 264.2c, 542kg, $1431
D/Master X feeder steers sold by A Keith & Co of Dalby to processors 255c, 515kg, $1313
Santa X feeder heifers sold by Solid Earth Pty Ltd of Biddeston to feedlotters 220.2c, 309kg, $681
Charolais weaner steers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to re-stockers 273.2c, 286kg, $782
Angus weaner heifers sold by St. Clair Livestock of Goondiwindi to re-stockers 222.2c, 323kg, $718

Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long 


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