Dalby sale 15 Dec 2021: Strong finish in last sale of year

Beef Central, 16/12/2021

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The last sale before the three week break in the selling program resulted in numbers increasing by 1,087 head to 4,905 at Dalby.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area with one consignment of 528 head from New South Wales, a small sample from South Australia, and 834 head from far Western Queensland.

Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week, however the regular feed and trade operators plus a large line up of local and interstate restockers were in attendance and very active in the market.

Yearling steers to restockers and feed sold to a dearer trend for the quality penned.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock improved in price by 26c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 19c to 36c/kg better. However heavy weight yearling heifers to feed were considerably dearer.

Cows experienced a mixed trend with restocker lines in demand, while the export processor classes sold to a cheaper trend.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 842c with a very large number averaging 728c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged from 624c to 654c with sales to 674c, with some in the same weight range returning to the paddock at 724c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 660c with a large sample averaging 592c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 770c to average 724c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg were well supplied and made to 750c to average 656c/kg.

Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 616c to 629c and made to 670c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling heifers in good condition sold to feeder operators at a top of 622c to average 566c/kg. A couple of bullocks sold to the local meat trade at 492c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 364c and made to 390.2c/kg. The best of the heavy weight cows to processors made to 390c/kg. Very light weight bulls made to 848c to average 727c/kg.

A large number of cows and calves were penned and sold to a record level of $4200/unit.

The next sale in Dalby 12/01/22

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

To view full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long report

Another outstanding sale to finish off the year. We would like to wish Everyone a Merry Christmas & a Happy & Safe New Year.

Thank you to all our Vendors & Buyers for your support throughout the year. We look forward to working with you again in 2022.
First Sale for 2022 is January 12th

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest 540c/kg, Av 482.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  438c/kg, highest  438.2c/kg, Av 438.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 274.2c/kg, highest  274.2c/kg, Av 274.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  320c/kg, highest  390.2c/kg, Av 363.9c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  356.2c/kg, highest  356.2c/kg, Av 356.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 368.2c/kg, highest  454.2c/kg, Av 435.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 492.2c/kg, highest 492.2c/kg, Av 492.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  720.2c/kg, highest 790.2c/kg, Av 783.2c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  605c/kg, highest 842.2c/kg, Av 728.1c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 624.2c/kg, highest 674.2c/kg, Av 654.3c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 590c/kg, highest 648.2c/kg, Av 623.6c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  508.2c/kg, highest  660c/kg, Av 591.6c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 620.2c/kg, highest  770c/kg, Av 724.6c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 600c/kg, highest  750.2c/kg, Av 656.5c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  542c/kg, highest 670.2c/kg, Av 629.3c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  510c/kg, highest 656.2c/kg, Av 616.4c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  474.2c/kg, highest  620.2c/kg, Av 566.3c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 418.2c/kg, highest  586.2c/kg, Av  502.6c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 316.2c/kg, highest  344.2c/kg, Av  333.3c/kg



Blonde Bulls sold by BP & AM O’Reilly of Kingaroy to processors 334.2c/kg, 830kg, $2,773.

Charolais X Cows sold by R Death of St George to restockers 365.2c/kg, 542kg, $1,981.

Santa X Heifers sold by PR & SJ Knudsen of Chinchilla to feedlotters 596.2c/kg, 439kg, $2,618.

Droughtmaster X Steers sold by ANJ Partnership of Tambo to restockers 606.2c/kg, 417kg $2,528.

Angus X Ylg Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Goondiwindi to restockers 826.2/kg, 215kg, $1,776.

Droughtmaster X Ylg Heifers sold by Ourdel Holdings of Windorah to restockers 760c/kg, 188kg, $1,434.

Hereford X Cows & Calves sold by GW & MR Rudd of Dalby to restockers $4,000

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


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