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Dalby Sale 26 Sep 2018: Prices vary in 5400 head yarding

Beef Central, September 27, 2018


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

Yarding 5428 Change -1501

The supply of stock reduced by 1,500 head to 5,428, and overall quality was not up to the previous week’s standard, however, a good sample of bullocks was included in the line-up.

Buyer attendance was generally good and most were operating. Prices varied across a number of categories with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock, experiencing a small improvement. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 11c less, while heavy weights to feed averaged 1c to 4c/kg better. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background received strong demand, while the lesser quality lines lost 18c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade lost 7c to 15c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter experienced a quality related price fall of 8c, while a lift in the standard of the bullocks resulted in a rise of 3c/kg. Light weight poor condition cows averaged 11c to 14c less and the medium weight 2 scores averaged 7c/kg cheaper. The better end of the cows were firm to marginally easier. A fair sample of male calves made to 271.2c to average 260c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling steers mostly sold around 276c with a few pens reaching 312.2c, while the poor quality lines averaged 220c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 298.2c to average close to 280c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 310c with the largest numbers averaging 281c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to 252.2c to average 236c and the lesser quality lines averaged 183c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed mostly sold from 245c to 254c, while local trade lines averaged 248c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 268.2c to average 255c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter reached 303.2c to average 285c and the bullock portion made to 304.2c to average 291c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 200c and the best of the medium weights made to 250.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 256.2c to average 249c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 274.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

Dalby saw a large yarding in the second round of weaners from Blackall, St George, Taroom as well as the local area.

130 top quality Angus weaners, account La Plata made up to 308.2c, with average weaner steers making around 295c to 300c.  Weaner heifers made up to 244.2c. A smaller yarding of first round cattle saw cows making 252.2c, bullocks 300c and bulls 274.2c. Tim O’Dwyer, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 146.2c/kg, highest 252.2c/kg, Av 183.4c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 178.2c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 247.7c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 60c/kg, highest 199.2c/kg, Av 156.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 122.6c/kg, highest 250.2c/kg, Av 226.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 209.2c/kg, highest 256.2c/kg, Av 249.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 240c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, Av 265.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – lowest 223.2c/kg, highest 304.2c/kg, Av 290.6c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 142.2c/kg, highest 312.2c/kg, Av 276.4c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 198.2c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 279.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – lowest 240c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, Av 265.8c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 146.2c/kg, highest 252.2c/kg, Av 183.4c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 151.2c/kg, highest 245c/kg, Av 209.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – lowest 178.2c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 247.7c/kg

 Highlights

Simbrah bulls sold by BJ & DM Cooke of Meandarra to processors 274.2c, 915kg, $2508
Hereford bulls sold by Devon Court of Miles to processors 248.2c, 746kg, $1852
Hereford steers sold by Staines Partnership of Wandoan to processors 261.2c, 521kg, $1362
Santa X steers sold by Huckitta Ent. Pty Ltd of Alice Springs to processors 266.2c, 461kg, $1228
Charolais cows sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 248.2c, 649kg, $1611
Brahman X cows sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 250.2c, 635kg, $1588
Brahman feeder steers sold by DK & CF Hogan of NSW to feedlotters 275.2c, 427kg, $1175
D/Master X heifers sold by RE Murphy of Moonie to processors 250c, 416kg, $1040
Angus steers sold by La Plata Grazing Co of Blackall to re-stockers 312c, 223kg, $697
Angus steers sold by GR Crawford of Kogan to re-stockers 304.2c, 232kg, $706
Charolais heifers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to re-stockers 242.2c, 288kg, $699

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

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