Dalby Sale 18 April 2018: Smaller yarding hits cheaper market

Beef Central, 19/04/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

Yarding 4880 Change -1894

Numbers reduced by 39pc and buyer attendance was generally good and most were operating in a cheaper market. Cattle were drawn from a wide area of Queensland plus South Australia and New South Wales. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 20c cheaper, with lesser quality lines over 30c/kg cheaper. However light weight heifers to backgrounders or restockers were well supplied and sold to a market within 3c/kg of last weeks prices. Medium weight yearling steers and heifers to feed eased on averaged 12c to 14c/kg. However the heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 5c/kg cheaper. Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to a cheaper trend to ease 6c to 13c/kg. Cows declined in price a further 3c to 6c and up to 11c/kg against the large losses experienced the previous sale.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 322.2c and heifer calves 318.2c with most around 308c/kg. A few light weight drought affected calves made to 353.2c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at an average of 305c with some to 324.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 277c with one line reaching 288.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed averaged 282c and sold to 286.2c/kg. The large supply of light weight yearling heifers sold to feeder operators or backgrounders at an average of 262c with isolated sales to 298.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 254c with a few sales to 266.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged in the 240c/kg range and a fair sample to the trade made to 263.2c/kg.

Supplementary fed heavy grown steers made to 275.2c while the remainder out of the paddock made to 267.2c to average 262c/kg. Bullocks reached 268c with a fair sample averaging 262c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 174c and the best of the medium weights made to 206.2c to average 200c/kg. Good heavy cows were well supplied and averaged close to 207c with the occasional sale to 216.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 240.2c/kg.

Please note there will be no sale on Wednesday, 25th of April due to Anzac Day, however a special sale will be held on Friday, 27th April.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

It was a smaller yarding with consignments from Blackall, Roma, Meandarra, Kingaroy as well as the local area. It was a cheaper market with weaner cattle struggling the most. Bullocks topped at 270c averaging in low 260s. 4 score cows topped at 216c averaging around 205c, back 5 cents. Light weight weaner steers topped at 322 cents and averaged 305 cents which was around 20 cents cheaper on last week. A very good line of Simmental and Charolais cross weaner steers sold to 310.2 cents weighing 290kg. – Jordan Wenham, GDL Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 440kg – lowest 225c/kg, highest 266c/kg, Av 253c/kg
Heifers over 440kg – lowest 225c/kg, highest 260c/kg, Av 242c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 130c/kg, highest 174c/kg, Av 170c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 136c/kg, highest 206c/kg, Av 190c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 179c/kg, highest 216.2c/kg, Av 206c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 233c/kg, highest 290c/kg, Av 275c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 244c/kg, highest 275c/kg, Av 262c/kg

Store Quotes
Steers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 230c/kg, highest 324c/kg, Av 305c/kg
Steers 320kg to 400kg – lowest 240c/kg, highest 290c/kg, Av 285c/kg
Steers 400kg+ – lowest 250c/kg, highest 286c/kg, Av 282c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – 182c/kg, highest 298c/kg, Av 262c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – 190c/kg, highest 266c/kg, Av 253c/kg
Heifers over 370kg – 225c/kg, highest 253c/kg, Av 245c/kg


Charolais X Ylg steers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 310.2c, 295kg, Av $915

Charolais X Ylg heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 276.2c, 335kg, Av $925

Angus X steers sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 268c, 639kg, Av $1713

D/Master bulls sold by EJ Nolan of Moonie to processors 243.2c, 945kg, Av $2298

D/Master X cows sold by EJ Nolan of Moonie to processors 215.2c, 542kg, Av $1167

Angus X heifers sold by ME & TA Carmody of Dalby to feedlotters 262.2c, 368kg, Av $964

D/Master X steers sold by Lagoon Pastoral Co of Dalby to feedlotters 286.2c, 458kg, Av $1312

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


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