Dalby sale 2 Dec: Stronger market as rain cuts yarding

Beef Central, 02/12/2021

Yarding 1549 Change -2178

Heavy falls of rain across a large area restricted the supply of stock at Dalby with numbers down by 2,178 head to 1,549.

Despite the absence of some buyers prices continued to improve on a number of classes.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to very strong demand. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged over 40c/kg dearer. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very strong support for the quality penned.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background were firm to dearer. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 13c to 15c/kg better. The small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks improved in price. All classes of cows sold to a dearer trend to regain the previous weeks losses to be 18c to 30c/kg dearer. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 758c to average 684c/kg. Yearling steers to feed averaged from 654c to 681c with sales to 698c, with some returning to the paddock at 710c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 604c to average 558c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 746c with a fair sample averaging 636c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed made to 600c to average 571c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 510c and made to 566c, with a good sample to the wholesale meat trade averaging 495c with sales to 516c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 465c to average 460c, and a couple of bullocks made to 443c/kg. Grown heifers to the wholesale meat trade made to 515c to average 492c/kg. Medium weight 4 score cows to processors averaged 420c, with the occasional pen to 431c/kg. Good heavy weight cows also averaged 420c and made to 427/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 391c/kg.

Cows and calves sold open auction made to $3,800/unit.

Market Reporter: Trevor Hess

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