Dalby Sale 20 Feb 2019: Lighter cattle cheaper in 6017 head yarding

Beef Central, 21/02/2019

Click above to view video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley.

Yarding 6017 Change 750

Once again cows dominated the grown cattle section with approximately 1400 cows penned.

Export buyer attendance was good and most were operating, however similar to the previous week not all the regular feeder operators attended.

Steer calves returning to the paddock improved in price, although light weight yearling steers to restockers were well supplied and averaged 5c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 14c, and heavy weights averaged 6c to 9c/kg cheaper.

Light weight yearling heifers to feed or background averaged 13c to 14c/kg less, while the trade descriptions experience very little change. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 10c/kg cheaper.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks experienced a small improvement in price. Despite the very large supply of cows, prices generally improved by 6c to 10c/kg.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 286.2c to average 269c, while mixed sex calves averaged 161c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 265c and made to 309.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 278.2c to average 254c/kg. Heavy weights made to 276c to average 270c/kg.

The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers averaged 200c and poor quality lines averaged from 133c to 149c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 219c and made to 226.2c, and the lesser quality lines averaged 155c/kg. A consignment of very well bred heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 262.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export process averaged 279c, and the bullock portion made to 291.2c to average 286c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 179c and made to 193.2c/kg. A very large sample of good heavy cows made to 245.2c to average 230c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 269.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report                                                                                                                   

This week saw an increase in numbers, but with the ongoing dry weather the lighter condition cattle market struggled.

The cows, bullocks and bulls held making up to 2 to 5c dearer.  Top cows made 245.2c and bullocks 291.2c.

Top quality weaner steers made over 300c and the best heifers 220c to 230c.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 100c/kg, highest 226.2c/kg, Av 209.7c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 140c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 258.6c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 44.2c/kg, highest 152.2c/kg, Av 122.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 130c/kg, highest 230.2c/kg, Av 179.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest, highest 245.2c/kg, Av 230.1c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest 208.2c/kg, highest 272.2c/kg, Av 257.9c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – Lowest 244.2c/kg, highest 291.2c/kg, Av 286.5c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 150c/kg, highest 309.2c/kg, Av 265.4c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 190c/kg, highest 279.2c/kg, Av 253.9c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 210c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg, Av 269.3c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 100c/kg, highest 216.2c/kg, Av 200.1c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 140.2c/kg, highest 221.2c/kg, Av 209.7c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 100c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 258.6c/kg


Charolais bullocks sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 291.2c, 696kg, $2028
Santa X cows sold by Bridle Holdings of Meandarra to processors 238.2c, 528kg, $1258
Charbray bulls sold by IJ & DC Mitchell of Durong to processors 269.2c, 915kg, $2463
Angus X heavy heifers sold by LO & LN Bahnisch of Wandoan to processors 241.2c, 420kg, $1013
Brangus X feeder steers sold by Glen Ravan Pty Ltd of Bell to feedlotters 278.2c, 447kg, $1243
Santa X feeder heifers sold by Downes Family Trust of Bell to feedlotters 220.2c, 468kg, $1032
Angus weaner steers sold by C Smith & Son of NSW to re-stockers 278c, 284kg, $791
Angus X heifers sold by NF & NJ Nicholls of Kyogle to re-stockers 230c, 215kg, $494

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


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