Dalby sale 17 Feb 2021: Strong paddock demand for light cattle

Beef Central, 18/02/2021

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The regular panel of export buyers was present and operating, plus the usual feed and trade operators, along with local and interstate restockers.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock sold to very solid demand for the quality penned.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed continued to sell to strong support, and the yearling heifers to feed followed a similar trend.

Most classes of cows could not maintain the levels of the previous week and lost 4c to 6c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 700c to average 605c/kg.

A large sample of yearling steers under 280kg averaged 519c and made to 646c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 469c to 487c, with the occasional sale to 542c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 442c and made to 468.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 650c to average 540c/kg. A large selection of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 486c and made to 542c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 441c to 455c and sold to 472c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 417c and made to 452c/kg.

A small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks made to 380c to average 377c and 378c/kg respectively. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 297c to average 282c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 306c to average 295c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 343c/kg..

To view full NLRS market report click here

Grant Daniel Long report

The market is still strong in Dalby with a mixed yarding on offer. One processor not going as strong, as usual, but one other stood up making the export market. Weaner cattle were slightly cheaper but mostly quality related.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 280c/kg, highest 372c/kg, Av 362c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  271c/kg, highest  402c/kg, Av 381c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 156c/kg, highest  245c/kg, Av 210c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  238c/kg, highest  291c/kg, Av 287c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 238c/kg, highest 306c/kg, Av 295c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 363c/kg, highest  388c/kg, Av 375c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 339c/kg, highest 380c/kg, Av 370c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 564c/kg, highest 700c/kg, Av 605c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  384c/kg, highest 646c/kg, Av 519c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 300c/kg, highest 487c/kg, Av 542c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 362c/kg, highest 488c/kg, Av 468c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  340c/kg, highest 468c/kg, Av 442c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 480c/kg, highest 650c/kg, Av 539c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 302c/kg, highest 420c/kg, Av 486c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 362c/kg, highest 472c/kg, Av 420c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 314c/kg, highest 472c/kg, Av 441c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 343c/kg, highest 452c/kg, Av 414c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  256c/kg, highest 461c/kg, Av  406c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest 268c/kg, highest 343c/kg, Av 324c/kg


Santa Bulls sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 310.2c/kg, 1035kg, 3210kg.
Droughtmaster X Cows sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to processors 300.2c/kg, 590kg, $1771.
Santa Cows sold by G Crumpton & Sons of Kingaroy to processors 300.2c/kg, 577kg, $1732.
Charolais Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to backgrounders 568.2c/kg, 258kg, $1468.
Santa Steers sold by Tippendale South Grazing of Dirranbandi to feedlotters 542.2c/kg, 310kg, $1682.
Angus Steers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to butcher 388.2c/kg, 592kg, $2300.
Santa Heifers sold by Butler Grazing Pty Ltd of Tara to backgrounders 504.2c/kg, 280kg, $1414.
Angus X Heifers sold by PD & JM Pohlmann of Jandowae to feedlotters 468.2c/kg, 347kg, $1625.
Charolais X Steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 458.2c/kg, 393kg, $1804.
Angus X Heifers sold by M Taylor of Dalby to feedlotters 452.2c/kg, 375kg, $1698.
Hereford Heifers sold by NWR & CT James of Wandoan to feedlotters 432.2c/kg, 410kg, $1772.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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