Dalby Sale 17 Oct 2018: Solid gains on rain

Beef Central, 18/10/2018

Yarding 4574 Change 1160

Buyer attendance was generally good and most were active across all classes.

Prices generally improved for the young light weight lines pushed on by much stronger restocker demand.

Steer calves gained 38c and heifer calves improved by 70c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 18c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to feed lifted by 7c and heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed averaged 11c to 15c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 24c/kg dearer and medium weight yearling heifers to feed experienced very little change. Heavy grown steers and bullocks generally sold close to the previous weeks’ level.

However, poor condition cows to restockers lifted by 20c to 40c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 3c less, while the better end of the cows averaged 5c/kg dearer. Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 334.2c and heifer calves made to 284.2c/kg.

A good sample of light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 307c with some to 328.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 291c and made to 311.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold in the mid-to high 290c range with sales to 305.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 272c and made to 284.2c, while some went on to make future breeders at 328.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 290.2c to average 281c/kg. Local trade lines reached 292.2c to average 278c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks generally sold in the mid-to high 290c range with the occasional pen reaching 314.2c/kg. Plain condition cows returned to the paddock at 199c and made to 211.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 203c and made to 220c/kg. Good heavy cows mostly sold around 259c with isolated sales to 273.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 267.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

With a wet muddy saleyard from the much needed rain the Dalby Cattle Market was running red hot.

The yarding this week was made up of cattle from Windorah, Blackall, Taroom, Meandarra, Moonie and Kingaroy.

342 top quality weaner heifers, vendor bred A/c of The Arrabury Pastoral Co. made up to 280c.

Good quality cows increased by 10 to 15c topping at 273.2c, bullocks made 307.2c and bulls made up to 268.2c. Tim O’Dwyer, GDL Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 202.2c/kg, highest 328.2c/kg, Av 259.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 220c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 275.6c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 102.2c/kg, highest 211.2c/kg, Av 199.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 184.2c/kg, highest 235.2c/kg, Av 227.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 191.2c/kg, highest 273.2c/kg, Av 258.8c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 220c/kg, highest 286.2c/kg, Av 282c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 263.2c/kg, highest 314.2c/kg, Av 299.8c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 210c/kg, highest 328.2c/kg, Av 307.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 170c/kg, highest 315.2c/kg, Av 296.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – lowest 273.2c/kg, highest 305.2c/kg, Av 298c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 202.2c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 271.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 230.2c/kg, highest 328.2c/kg, Av 281c/kg
Feeder Heifers over 370kg – lowest 226.2c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 275.6c/kg

Charbray bulls sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to processors 260.2c, 1080kg, $2810
Young Angus bullocks sold by HA & P Campbell of Moonie to processors 294.2c, 536kg, $1577
Young Droughtmaster bullocks sold by Mungalla Stud of Taroom to processors 303.2c, 512kg, $1554
Shorthorn cows sold by Deepwater Farming Company P/L of Westmar to processors 260.2c, 706kg, $1837
Droughtmaster cows sold by Mungalla Stud of Taroom to processors 268.2c, 576kg, $1544
Heavy Droughtmaster X heifers sold by RJ Lehmann of Wandoan to processors 267.2c, 506kg, $1352
Angus heifers sold by PD & D Leahy of Roma to feedlotters 280.2c, 461kg, $1293
Hereford feeder steers sold by CA Hauff & Son of Blackall to feedlotters 287.2c, 392kg, $1126
Angus X feeder steers sold by Lawndock Pastoral Pty Ltd of Chinchilla to backgrounders 288.2c, 323kg, $933
Droughtmaster feeder heifers sold by Arrabury Pastoral Co. of Meandarra to feedlotters 280c, 292kg, $818
Limousin weaner steers sold by Whispering Pines Cattle Co of Dalby to re-stockers 304.2c, 290kg, $882
Limousin heifers sold by PG & RD Moss of Kingaroy to re-stockers 274.2c, 275kg, $754

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


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