Dalby Sale 3 Oct 2018: Export falls in drought-affected yarding

Beef Central, 04/10/2018

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

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This week’s Dalby sale saw numbers fall by nearly 400 for a yarding of 5,038 head.

The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, while cows dominated the grown cattle section. The yarding of young cattle consisted of some good runs of well-bred yearling steers and heifers that were suitable for feeders and backgrounders, however there was a fair number of plain conditioned cattle through the sale.

The market varied with buyers being selective in their purchases and many prices were quality related. Weaner cattle met solid restocker and background demand, with weaner steers selling from 176c to 285c, while the weaner heifers made from 156c to 242c/kg. Feeder steers couldn’t maintain last week’s prices to be firm to 8c cheaper, depending on quality, with medium weights averaging 278c to top at 288c/kg. Heavy feeder steers averaged 283c/kg. Feeder heifers were slightly dearer, with most averaging from 259c to 267c/kg depending on weight and quality.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good supply of cows, while there was a smaller offering of bullocks, steers and grown heifers. Quality was fairly mixed, although there was several pens of well finished cattle through the sale, however there was larger numbers of light plain conditioned cows sold.

One of the usual buyers was not operating this week, resulting in the bullock and steer market falling by 12c, with 3 and 4 scores selling from 259c to 279c/kg.

Grown heifers sold to a top of 245c/kg. The cow market saw light weights sell to a strong market, while medium and heavy cows sold from 3c to 12c/kg cheaper. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 201c, while 3 scores averaged 224c, and heavy cows made from 224c to 246c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

The numbers in the Dalby sale today were down on previous weeks.  The market was firm for good quality cattle, with a large yarding of drought affected cattle starting to appear into the market.

The Staines Family donated an Angus Steer to the Royal Flying Doctor Service which was bought by JBS for 304.2c, 555kg, $1688.

A great line of shorthorn cross cows made up to 250c, with bulls up to 262.2c.  Light re-stocker steers were in demand making up to 286.2c. Tim O’Dwyer, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 162c/kg, highest 275c/kg, Av 254.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 223.2c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg, Av 267.6c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 90.2c/kg, highest 178c/kg, Av 130.8c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 160.2c/kg, highest 238c/kg, Av 224.3c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 224.2c/kg, highest 248.2c/kg, Av 239.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 266.2c/kg, highest 281.2c/kg, Av 278.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – lowest 167.2c/kg, highest 279.2c/kg, Av 273.6c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 176.2c/kg, highest 286c/kg, Av 268.1c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 210c/kg, highest 288.2c/kg, Av 278.1c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg + – lowest 254c/kg, highest 290.2c/kg, Av 282.9c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 162c/kg, highest 275c/kg, Av 254.3c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 223.2c/kg, highest 276c/kg, Av 235.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – lowest 220c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 245.2c/kg

Murray Grey bulls sold by SE Schloss of Tara to processors 265c, 960kg, $2544
D/Master X bulls sold by KC Donohue & Sons of Wandoan  to processors 260.2c, 777kg, $2023
Hereford X steers sold by Kia-ora Cattle Pty Ltd of Jandowae to processors 267.2c, 746kg, $1993
Braford steers sold by CD & RD Hay of Wandoan to processors 259.2c, 561kg, $1455
Angus steers sold by Staines Partnership of Wandoan to processors 304.2c, 555kg, $1688
Shorthorn cows sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processors 248.2c, 735kg, $1824
Shorthorn heifers sold by G Morgan & Co of Condamine to processors 240.2c, 678kg, $1628
Santa heifers sold by Perrett, Owen & Co of Wandoan to re-stockers 269.2c, 422kg, $1136
Angus X steers grain assisted sold by BP & MD Jackson of Dalby to processors 278.2c, 502kg, $1397
Angus X feeder steers sold by S Choyce P/L of Blackall to feedlotters 283.2c, 378kg, $1071
Charolais feeder heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to re-stockers 275c, 330kg, $908
Charolais weaner steers sold by Henshaw Nominee Pty Ltd of Millmerran to re-stockers 286.2c, 317kg, $908
Angus light weaner steers sold by the Grant Family Trust of Ramsey to re-stockers 260.2c, 172kg, $448
Charolais X weaner heifers sold by Henshaw Nominee Pty Ltd of Millmerran to processors 244.2c, 298kg, $729

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


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