Dalby Sale 19 Sep 2018: Far western Qld cattle boost yarding

Beef Central, 20/09/2018

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

Yarding 6929 Change 1638

Numbers increased by 1,638 head to 6,929, and included in the larger line up was 1,761 head from far Western Queensland, plus 114 from NSW with the balance from the usual local supply areas.

Buyer attendance was generally good and most were active across all classes. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced very little change. The medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to within 1c to 3c/kg of the previous week. The better end of the light weight yearling heifers sold to firm demand, while lesser quality lines averaged 13c/kg less. Plain condition heavy grown steers averaged 9c/kg cheaper, while the better end experienced no change. Prices for bullocks varied according to quality to average 9c/kg less. Once again a very large number of cows came forward and prices remained to within 3c/kg of the improved prices of the previous sale. Steer calves returning to the paddock averaged 263c and the heifer calves mostly sold around 200c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 296.2c with a good sample averaging 273c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 307.2c with a large selection averaging 290c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the 280c range with sales to 307.2c/kg. The better end of the light weight yearling heifers averaged 233c and made to 248.2c, while poor quality lines generally sold around 200c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 260c and made to 270.2c, and heavy weights to feed averaged close to 250c and made to 260c/kg. A few to the local trade market made to 273.2c to average 262c/kg. The younger end of the heavy grown steers made to 311.2c to average 293c/kg. The bullock portion averaged 288c with some younger lines reaching 311.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 207c and made to 223.2c, and the best of the medium weights made to 254.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 260.2c, with a good sample averaging 253c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 276.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

There were 6929 head at this week’s sale.  Astaline Pty Ltd & JW Kidd from Windorah had a large line of cattle from young cows to feeder heifers and bullocks thru to good young milk tooth steers.

A large yarding of first round cattle saw cows to 256.2c, bulls to 268.2c & bullocks up to 292.2c.

A smaller line up of second round cattle saw good quality weaners make very similar to previous weeks prices. Tim O’Dwyer,

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 150c/kg, highest 271.2c/kg, Av 233.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 152.2c/kg, highest 275.2c/kg, Av 262.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 66.2c/kg, highest 203.2c/kg, Av 185.5c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 184.2c/kg, highest 254.2c/kg, Av 244.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 215c/kg, highest 260.2c/kg, Av 252.9c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 212.2c/kg, highest 280.2c/kg, Av 266.8c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 251.2c/kg, highest 311.2c/kg, Av 293.6c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 140c/kg, highest 296.2c/kg, Av 273.7c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 202.2c/kg, highest 307.2c/kg, Av 290.3c/kg
Feeder Steers 400kg+ – lowest 265.2c/kg, highest 307.2c/kg, Av 286.3c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 150c/kg, highest 248.2c/kg, Av 233.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 226.2c/kg, highest 266.2c/kg, Av 245.7c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – lowest 191.2c/kg, highest 273.2c/kg, Av 249.7c/kg

Angus bulls sold by AJ & SJ Smith of St George to processors 257.2c, 970kg, $2494
Limousin X bulls sold by Glenlea Farming Co of Jondaryan to processors 275.2c, 725kg, $1995
Shorthorn X cows sold by Deepwater Farming of Meandarra to processors 248.2c, 607kg, $1508
Charolais X steers sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 292.2c, 822kg, $2403
Charolais X young bullocks sold by Astaline Pty Ltd of Windorah to processors 304.2c, 568kg, $1730
Brahman X feeder steers sold by JW Kidd of Windorah to feedlotters 281.2c, 465kg, $1308
Santa X feeder steers sold by Astaline Pty Ltd of Windorah to feedlotters 278.2c, 440kg, $1226
Charolais X feeder steers sold by JO & SJ Lloyd of Wandoan to feedlotters 286.2c, 402kg, $1151
Santa light feeder steers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to re-stockers 295.2c, 393kg, $1160
Angus X heifers sold by RJ & EM McCosker of Meandarra to processors 220c, 487kg, $1073
Charolais X butcher heifers sold by Wirrina Past. Co of Dulacca to processors 268.2c, 408kg, $1094
Charolais X feeder heifers sold by CD Coutts of Wandoan to feedlotters 268.2c, 374kg, $1003



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


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