Dalby sale 9 June 2021: Light weight steer prices up to 40c/kg dearer

Beef Central, 10/06/2021


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A fair panel of export processors were present and operating, however one major exporter was absent from the buying panel.

The regular feed and trade buyers were in attendance and active along with a large line up of local and interstate restockers.

Useful falls of rain across a large portion of the supply area resulted in most classes of young cattle improving in price.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged over 40c/kg better.

Restockers also competed against feeder operators on yearling steers under 400kg lifting average prices by 13c to 25c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 17c/kg dearer. Most classes of yearling heifers to restockers or feeders followed a similar trend.

A small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 3c/kg better.

Cows experienced a mixed trend with plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaging 3c dearer, however cows to export processors averaged 6c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 650c with a fair sample averaging 587c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg to feed averaged 516c and made to 552c, while restockers paid to a top of 594c to average 521c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 479c and made to 522c with restocker lines making to 460c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 500c to average 459c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background made to 556c with a large number averaging 523c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 448c to 490c with sales to a top of 496c, and secondary lines to feed averaging 372c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 426c, averaging 402c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 434c to average 382c, with some returning to the paddock at an average of 379c/kg. Heavy weight grown steers to export processors made to 384c, averaging 379c, and a few bullocks made to 381c/kg.

Medium weight plain conditioned cows returning to the paddock averaged 305c with some PTIC lines reached 356c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 308c to average 298c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 338c/kg

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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Grant Daniel Long report

Good falls in the surrounding area last night saw young cattle improve in price. Heavy export bullocks remained firm, with heavy cows selling to a slightly cheaper trend.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 310c/kg, highest 350c/kg, Av 334.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  365c/kg, highest  378c/kg, Av 366.9c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 260c/kg, highest  290c/kg, Av 275.6c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  270c/kg, highest  356.2c/kg, Av 305.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   290c/kg, highest  308c/kg, Av 297.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest   340c/kg, highest  402c/kg, Av 382.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 374c/kg, highest 384c/kg, Av 379.4c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  520c/kg, highest 650c/kg, Av 587.5c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  520c/kg, highest 650c/kg, Av 587.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 454c/kg, highest 594.2c/kg, Av 521.3c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 442c/kg, highest 460c/kg, Av 453.5c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  410c/kg, highest  500.2c/kg, Av 459.1c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 524c/kg, highest  556c/kg, Av 539.6c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 470c/kg, highest  556c/kg, Av 523.3c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  486c/kg, highest 496c/kg, Av 490.4c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  430.2c/kg, highest 460c/kg, Av 448c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  304c/kg, highest  426c/kg, Av 401.9c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  340c/kg, highest  430c/kg, Av  373.7c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  281c/kg, highest  338c/kg, Av  307.2c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Ashley Austin of Miles to processors 310c/kg, 950kg, $2,945.

Hereford Cows sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 278.2c/kg, 818kg, $2,276.

Droughtmaster Steers sold by RJ Glenny of Kingaroy to processors 384.2c/kg, 592kg, $2,277.

Braford X Heifers HGP & grain assist sold by Abarue Pty Ltd of Dirranbandi to processors 393.2c/kg, 453kg, $1,784.

Angus Ylg Steers sold by Cluden Park Past. Co. of Taroom to restockers 624.2c/kg, 201kg, $1,257.

Droughtmaster X Ylg Bulls sold by SE Forrest of Quilpie to restockers 604.2c/kg, 203kg, $1,231.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by Westcor Constructions Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to restockers 556.2c/kg, 215kg, $1,195.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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