Dalby Sale 16 May 2018: Numbers jump 30pc

Beef Central, 17/05/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

Yarding 4815 Change 1114

Numbers increased by 30% and cattle continued to be drawn from a wide area with 770 from New South Wales and 860 head from far Western Queensland with the remainder from the local areas. Prices tended to turn around in places with a number of classes improving in price. A wide variation in the quality of the very large number light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock restricted a lift in prices. However medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to very solid demand and the heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 4c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers experienced a dearer trend with improvements of 4c to 5c and the medium weights gained up to 10c/kg. Virtually no bullocks were penned and a small number of heavy grown steers averaged 4c/kg better. Cows were well supplied and lifted in price by 2c to 8c and up to 11c/kg on restocker lines.

A large number of steer calves averaged 292c and made to 312.2c with lesser quality mixed sex calves close to 240c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to the occasional 309.2c with a very large selection averaging 277c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 269c with some to 285c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 270c and made to 280c/kg. The largest numbers of light weight yearling heifers sold around 238c with some to 258.2c and poor quality lines averaged from 208c to 215c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 252c/kg. A large sample to restockers averaged 262c after a top of 270.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade averaged 242c and made to 254.2c/kg.

The better end of the heavy grown steers averaged 260c and made to 263.2c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers averaged 183c and some heavy weight PTIC made to 214.2c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 188c and the best of the medium weights made to 212.2c to average 201c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows sold around 206c with some to 215.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 242.2c with one bull making 260c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

Consignments came from Bingara NSW, Quilpie as well as the local area. Prices lifted by 2 to 4 cents across most classes of cattle. Weaners were well supplied this week making up around half the total yarding. Good quality weaner steers topped at 309.2c while weaner heifers made up to 270.2c. – Jordan Wenham, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 202.2c/kg, highest 270.2c/kg, Av 254c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 202.2c/kg, highest 254.2c/kg, Av 242.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 111.2c/kg, highest 180c/g, Av 162c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 137.2c/kg, highest 212.2c/kg, Av 188c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 178.2c/kg, highest 215.2c/kg, Av 206c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 236.2c/kg, highest 285c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 230c/kg, highest 263.2c/kg, Av 258c/kg 

Store Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 180c/kg, highest 309.2c/kg, Av 278c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 232c/kg, highest 285c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Steers 400kg+ – lowest 260c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 184.2c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg, Av 240c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 202c/kg, highest 270c/kg, Av 248c/kg
Heifers over 370kg – lowest 244c/kg, highest 254c/kg, Av 242c/kg


Santa steers sold by GH & NG Weldon of Wandoan to processors 261.2c, 588kg, Av $1536
Charolais X steers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to feedlotters 274.2c, 469kg, Av $1287
Santa cows sold by Mulianna Pastoral of Quilpie to processors 213.2c, 564kg, Av $1203
Santa bulls sold by Hayleigh Farms of Durong to processors 229.2c, 852kg, Av $1953
Charolais steers sold by Southwest Grazing of Moonie to feedlotters 275.2c, 444kg, Av $1222
Angus Ylg heifers sold by Lehman Livestock of Inverell to re-stockers 254.2c, 186kg, Av $473
Angus Ylg steers sold by Lehman Livestock of Inverell to re-stockers 309.32c, 230kg, Av $712

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


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