Dalby sale 8 Dec 2021: Demand deep as rain pours

Guest Author, 09/12/2021

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The supply of stock increased by 2,269 head to 3,818 at the Dalby cattle sale with only one sale remaining before the annual break.

All the usual export processors were in attendance and operating, however competition was subdued in the cow section.

The regular feed and trade buyers, plus local and interstate restockers operated very competitively.

Prices continued to improve on light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock, with gains of 32c to 56c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 36c/kg better. 0Yearling heifers to feed improved by 17c/kg. A fair supply of cows lost the previous weeks gains to average 16c to 21c/kg less.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 892c to average 824c/kg. Yearling steers in the 200 to 280kg range returning to the paddock were well supplied and sold to 846c to average 741c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 634c to 666c with sales to a top of 726c, and some returning to the paddock made to 768c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 594c with the occasional sale to 650c/kg. A good sample of yearling heifers under 200kg made to 750c to average 699c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers or background made to 720c to average 668c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 588c and sold to 658c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 608c to average 588c/kg. A small sample of bullocks made to 468c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors made to 364c to average 348c/kg. Heavy weight 3 scores averaged 389c and made to 396c/kg. A small selection of good heavy weight cows made to 400c to average 399c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 384c/kg. Cows and calves sold open auction made to $3,650/unit.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

To view full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long report

The numbers were up by 2,270 head compared to last week. A good panel of buyers were in attendance, with the market being dearer in most categories except for cows which were down by 15 to 20c.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest c/kg, highest c/kg, Av c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  398.2c/kg, highest  491.2c/kg, Av 470.4c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 330c/kg, highest  357.2c/kg, Av 347.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  259.2c/kg, highest  402.2c/kg, Av 386.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  380c/kg, highest  400.2c/kg, Av 389.4c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest  430c/kg, highest  443.2c/kg, Av 438.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 468.2c/kg, highest 468.2c/kg, Av 468.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  714.2c/kg, highest 892.2c/kg, Av 824.2c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  600c/kg, highest 846.2c/kg, Av 740.6c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 600.2c/kg, highest 768.2c/kg, Av 722.8c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 566.2c/kg, highest 730.2c/kg, Av 634.2c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  488.2c/kg, highest  650c/kg, Av 594.3c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 620c/kg, highest  750.2c/kg, Av 699c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 550c/kg, highest  720c/kg, Av 668.3c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  566.2c/kg, highest 657.2c/kg, Av 634.9c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  495.2c/kg, highest 658.2c/kg, Av 588.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  442.2c/kg, highest  568.2c/kg, Av 493.1c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest 410c/kg, highest  460c/kg, Av  433.5c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest 335.2c/kg, highest  384.2c/kg, Av  363.1c/kg


Murray Grey Bulls sold by Daff/Tick Fever Centre of Dalby to processors 382.2c/kg, 1010kg, $3,860.

Murray Grey Cows sold by Daff/Tick Fever Centre of Dalby to processors 380c/kg, 735kg, $2,795.

Charolais X Steers sold by WJ Horrocks of Maclagan to feedlotters 650.2c/kg, 418kg, $2,721.

Angus X Steers sold by Pandin Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 638.2c/kg, 411kg, $2,627.

Simbrah Steers sold by Pandin Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 646.2c/kg, 386kg, $2,498.

Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Barron Pastoral of Kingaroy to restockers 834.2ckg, 220kg, $1,841.

Charolais X Ylg Heifers sold by Barron Pastoral of Kingaroy to restockers 700c/kg, 272kg, $1,910.

Angus Ylg Heifers sold by CR Schull of Oakey to restockers 720c/kg, 243kg, $1,753.

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


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