Dalby sale 3 Feb 2021: Most descriptions firm

Beef Central, 04/02/2021

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All the regular export and feeder buyers were in attendance and operating, plus a good lineup of local and interstate restockers. Overall quality was generally good across most classes.

Yearling steers under 200kg returning to the paddock reached a new high level of 790.2c/kg.

However light weight yearling steers and heifers were well supplied and buyers operated selectively. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved in price 13c to 15c/kg.

Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 7c to 13c/kg dearer. Prices for cows could not maintain the high levels of the previous sale and averaged 4c to 6c cheaper and up to 13c/kg in places.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg averaged 663c and sold to 790.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers under 280kg made to 706c to average 542c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 480c to 510c with sales to 538c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 456c and made to 472.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 690c to average 644c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 489c with sales to 566c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed to averaged from 424c to 446c and sold to 472c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 449c to average 431c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 391c to average 389c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers averaged 290c and sold to 299c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 260c and made to 270c/kg. A large sample of good heavy weight cows made to 317c to average 304c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 340c/kg.

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There was a good attendance of export and feeder buyers, and restockers that were local and interstate. Overall quality was good. Highest price Dalby has achieved 790c light weight yearling steers. All categories were dearer other than heavy cows, which were 5 – 15c cheaper. Open auction calves $600 to $900.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 372c/kg, highest 472c/kg, Av 422c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  380c/kg, highest  430c/kg, Av 399c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 254c/kg, highest  260c/kg, Av 258c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  290c/kg, highest  305c/kg, Av 301c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   290c/kg, highest  317c/kg, Av 304c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   356c/kg, highest  410c/kg, Av 386c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 387c/kg, highest 391c/kg, Av 389c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  588c/kg, highest 790c/kg, Av 663c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  466c/kg, highest 706c/kg, Av 542c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 444c/kg, highest 538c/kg, Av 509c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 430c/kg, highest 516c/kg, Av 479c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  428c/kg, highest  472c/kg, Av 456c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 568c/kg, highest  690c/kg, Av 644c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest  566c/kg, Av 489c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  394c/kg, highest 472c/kg, Av 446c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  440c/kg, highest 470c/kg, Av 451c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  376c/kg, highest  449c/kg, Av 430c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  352c/kg, highest  428c/kg, Av  405c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  289c/kg, highest  340c/kg, Av  322c/kg


Charolais Bulls sold by Carbene Grazing of Condamine to processors 341.2c/kg, 1080kg, $3684.
Charolais X Cows sold by Elite Cattle Co of Meandarra to processors 317.2c/kg, 705kg, $2238.
Droughtmaster Simmental X Steers sold by Currawilla Pastoral Company of Windorah to feedlotters 470.9c/kg, 398kg, $1869.
Santa Steers sold by DC & LF Kallquist of Taroom to feedlotters 458.2c/kg, 511kg, $2343.
Santa Steers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to processors 391.2c/kg, 581kg, $2275.
Angus X Heifers sold by Mirradong Meats Pty Ltd of Moonie to feedlotters 468.2c/kg, 318kg, $1492.
Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by TW & RA Aisbett of Munduberra to feedlotters 390.0c/kg, 435kg, $1698.
Charolais Ylg Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to restockers 560.2c/kg, 303kg, $1697.
Angus Ylg Bulls sold by C & S Andrewartha of Kingaroy to restockers 658.2c/kg, 151kg, $999.
Angus Ylg Heifers sold by C & S Andrewartha of Kingaroy to restockers 534.2c/kg, 236kg, $1264.
Charolais Ylg Heifers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to restockers 490.2c/kg, 281kg, $1380.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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