Markets

Dalby sale 2 Aug 2017: Cheaper market as numbers lift

Beef Central, 03/08/2017

Click above to view video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

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Numbers lifted by close to 20 percent and the usual panel of buyers were in attendance and most were operating in a generally cheaper market. A large sample of light weight yearling steers to restockers generally experienced good demand, however average prices eased by 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 20c less while the heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged only 3c/kg cheaper. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock lost 15c and the medium weights to feed averaged 16c/kg less. A very large number of cows sold to a market 3c to 8c/kg easier with restocker lines the least affected.

A large number of calves sold to restockers at an average of 348c with some to 388.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock mostly sold around 343c with sales to 370.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 307c and made to the occasional 334.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged a similar amount and made to 312.2c with some returning to the paddock making to 313.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers or backgrounders at an average of 291c and sold to 308.2c with some well bred lines reaching a top of 398.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 280c and sold to 298.2c/kg.

A handful of heavy grown steers made to 286.2c and a small selection of bullocks made to 281.2c/kg. Plain condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 214c with some to 226.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged close to 200c and made to 205.2c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to 224.2c to average 215c and good heavy cows made to 220c to average 215c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 270c/kg.

Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural

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