Dalby Sale 18 July 2018: Demand lifts for export, feeder cattle

Beef Central, 19/07/2018

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

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The yarding consisted of a good supply of weaner cattle and yearlngs, grown steers were well represented, while there was a good yarding of cows.

Quality was fairly good with several lots of well finished cattle through the sale, some supplementary fed, however there was a fair percentage of plain conditioned cattle from drought affected areas.

The market was strong with light restocker steers selling to 291c, while weaner steers topped at 312c/kg. Feeder steers were up to 10c dearer, medium weights sold to 309c for an average of 296c, while heavy feeder steers sold to 307c to average 291c/kg. Feeder heifers were 10c dearer toping at 285c to average 266c/kg. There was a large number of well-bred steers and heifers offered that were suitable for restockers and feeders.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of a large number of cattle from local areas, as well as Western and Northern districts. The yarding of grown steers saw several pens of well finished steers suitable for feeders and processors. Grown steers met keen processor demand to be 3c to 10c/kg dearer. The C4s sold to 312c for an average of 295c/kg.

Grown heifers sold to 251c/kg. The yarding of cows consisted of consignments from a wide area of the North and West as well as local districts. Quality was mixed with some good runs of high yielding cows through the sale, however there was a large number of plain conditioned cows offered. The cow market ranged from 10c to 15c/kg dearer. Medium weight 2 scores averaged 201c, while medium weight 3 scores averaged 229c/kg. Heavy cows sold from 240c to 259c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

6132 cattle were yarded in Dalby today which saw export and feeder cattle in high demand.  Fat cows got up to 259c to average 10 to 15c better.  Heavy grown steers and bullocks topped at 312.2c to average 8 to 10c dearer.  Lightweight weaners sold similar to last week’s prices with the better quality lines improving 10 to 12 cents. – Jordan Wenham, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 150c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 250c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 176c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 80c/kg, highest 220c/kg, Av 180c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 141c/kg, highest 254c/kg, Av 208c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 240c/kg, highest 259.2c/kg, Av 248c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 219.2c/kg, highest 290.2c/kg, Av 280c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 270c/kg, highest 312.2c/kg, Av 295c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 178c/kg, highest 312.2c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 220c/kg, highest 299.2c/kg, Av 280c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – lowest 273c/kg, highest 315c/kg, Av 295c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 172c/kg, highest 267.2c/kg, Av 215c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 150c/kg, highest 280c/kg, Av 265c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – lowest 250c/kg, highest 290c/kg, Av 260c/kg


Santa X bullocks sold by Wagners Cattle Partnership of Goondiwindi to processors 302c, 558kg $1,677
Shorthorn X cows grain-assisted sold by Deepwater Farming & Co. of Westmar to processors 257c, 700kg, $1,801
Charolais X cows sold by Tooloombilla Partnership of Hannaford to processors 252.2c, 595kg, $1,502
Shorthorn heifers grain-assisted sold by Deepwater Farming & Co. of Westmar to processors 278.2c, 571kg, $1,591
Hereford heifers sold by MJ & TF Newton of Bell to processors 260c, 526kg, $1,368
Charolais bull sold by KN & MJ Davies of Miles to processors 267.2c, 890kg, $2,378
Simmental bull sold by L Baker of Wandoan to processors 263.2c, 955kg, $2,513
Simmental X heavy feeder steers sold by L Baker of Wandoan to feedlotters 298c, 487kg, $1,453
Santa weaner steers sold by Belgrove Pork of Kingaroy to re-stockers 282.2c, 314kg, $887
Simmental X weaner steers sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to re-stockers 276c, 320kg, $883
Charolais weaner heifers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to re-stocker 244.2c, 316kg, $773
Santa X feeder heifer sold by Burunga Pty Ltd of Wandoan to processors 270c, 380kg, $1,028

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


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