The first sale for the New Year in Dalby attracted a relatively small number of 1,766 head.
Cattle were drawn from a wide area including 96 head from New South Wales, 148 from far Western Queensland, plus 352 from South Australia.
A fair line up of export and feeder buyers was present, however some of the regulars were absent from the buying panel.
Restockers representation was good and most were operating.
Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock lifted in price. Yearling steers and heifers to feed continued to receive very strong support.
However export processor lines could not maintain the levels of the pre-Christmas sale.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 906c on a couple of occasions with the largest numbers averaging 725c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 602c to 679c with the occasional sale to 726c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 600c to average 560c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg to restockers made to 802c to average 781c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg returning to the paddock or background average 663c and made to 748c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 582c to 595c with sales to 626c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 549c to average 533c/kg.
Medium and heavy weight grown steers to feed averaged 445c and made to 490c/kg. A handful of bullocks sold to the local meat trade at 437.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 338c and made to 352c/kg. The best of the heavy weight cows averaged 371c and made to 383c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 372c/kg. PTIC cows with calves sold open auction made to $4220/unit. Market Reporter, Trevor Hess
Market Reporter: Trevor Hess
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First sale for Dalby, we thought may have been difficult with the Covid issues that have arisen over the last couple of weeks, but there was a good panel of buyers present. The market was very solid with some weaner yearling steers & heifers selling 10 to 15c dearer than last December’s sale. Heavy cows made up to 382.2c to av. 370c.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 520c/kg, highest 520c/kg, Av 520c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 459.2c/kg, highest 459.2c/kg, Av 459.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 346.2c/kg, highest 346.2c/kg, Av 346.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 322.2c/kg, highest 371.2c/kg, Av 349.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 330c/kg, highest 383.2c/kg, Av 368.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 350.2c/kg, highest 350.2c/kg, Av 350.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 360.2c/kg, highest 437.2/kg, Av 392.3c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 750.2c/kg, highest 906.2c/kg, Av 871.7c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 614.2c/kg, highest 906.2c/kg, Av 724.9c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 568.2c/kg, highest 726.2c/kg, Av 675.7c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 523c/kg, highest 686.2c/kg, Av 605.4c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 416.2c/kg, highest 600.2c/kg, Av 532.4c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 760.2c/kg, highest 802.2c/kg, Av 780.6c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 584.2c/kg, highest 748.2c/kg, Av 662.7c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 550c/kg, highest 624.2c/kg, Av 595.9c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 540.2c/kg, highest 598.2c/kg, Av 582.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 510c/kg, highest 549.2c/kg, Av 533.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 538.2c/kg, highest 762.2c/kg, Av 624.4c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 344.2c/kg, highest 372.2c/kg, Av 354.7c/kg
Hereford X Bulls sold by C Kelly of Kingaroy to processors 359.2c/kg, 805kg, $2,891.
Angus Cows sold by JP & MH Rynne of Miles to processors 369.2c/kg, 702kg, $2,592.
Charolais X Cows sold by PJ & FE Brownhalls of Moonie to processors 382.2c/kg, 550kg, $2,102.
Angus Steers sold by RJ & PE Pain of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 588.2c/kg, 453kg, $2,668.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by PJ & FE Brownhalls of Moonie 686.2c/kg, 313kg, $2,153.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by T4T Pastoral Co. of Surat to restockers 658.2c/kg, 321g, $2,114.
Angus X Ylg Steers sold by Maroona Pastoral of Jandowae to restockers 698.2c/kg, 270kg, $1,890.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by Amarco Farming Co of The Gums to restockers 726.2/kg, 326kg, $2,370.
Hereford Ylg Heifers sold by MP & ND Duthie of Irvingdale to restockers 618.2c/kg, 325kg, $2,009.
Droughtmaster Ylg Heifers sold by T4T Pastoral Co of Surat to feedlotters 550.2ckg, 314kg, $1,727.
Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long