Dalby sale 24 April 2019: Prices respond to lower supply

Beef Central, 24/04/2019

Yarding 1365 Change -2586

The run of public holidays resulted in a large reduction in numbers to 1,365 head.

The usual buyers were in attendance and operating across all categories. The market responded to the short supply, with most classes improving in price.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 12c better, and some well bred lines to feed gained 40c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced some small improvements. The lighter end of the yearling heifers also averaged 38c to 40c/kg dearer. Cows experienced improvements of 9c to 11c, and up to 13c/kg on poor condition lines. A small number of steer calves returned to the paddock at 252.2c, and mixed sex calves averaged 171c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 302.2c to average 273c/kg. Yearling steers weighing 280-330kg to feed made to 296.2c to average 293c, with some returning to the paddock averaging 278c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 292.2c to average 274c, with some going onto oats crops reaching to 296.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 289c and made to 292.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 180c and made to 220c/kg.

Yearling heifers weighing 280-330kg to feed averaged 222c and made to 254.2c, while processor lines averaged 218c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 258c and local trade lines averaged 260c and made to 265.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 151c, and restocker lines averaged 156c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 184c and made to 194.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 242.2c in pen lots, with most close to 230c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 268.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

There was a reduced yarding in Dalby today of 1365 head  The market was a touch stronger, mainly due to the reduced yarding which increased demand. GDL’s yarding of 457 was made up of cattle from NSW, Hungerford, Blackall & the local area.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 161.2c/kg, highest 205.1c/kg, Av 175.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  245.2c/kg, highest 274.2c/kg, Av 259.7c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest  44.2c/kg, highest 128.2c/kg, Av 119c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 135c/kg, highest 225.2c/kg, Av 197.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 194.2c/kg, highest 242.2c/kg, Av 230c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  140c/kg, highest 269.2c/kg, Av 240.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 210c/kg, highest 288c/kg, Av 290c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 130.2c/kg, highest 302.2c/kg, Av 273c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 230c/kg, highest 296.2c/kg, Av 273.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 252.2c/kg, highest 291.2c/kg, Av 270.3c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 158.2c/kg, highest 220c/kg, Av 185.9c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 150.2c/kg, highest 262.5c/kg, Av 258.4c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 209.9c/kg, highest  269.5c/kg, Av 262.2c/kg


Young Santa bullocks sold by Sutton Beef No. 1 of Glenmorgan to processors 279.2c, 496kg, $1385
Charolais steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 292.2c 434kg, $1268
Santa cows sold by C, S & J Davies Family Trust of Chinchilla to processors 233.2c, 651kg, $1519
Hereford X heifers sold by TSM Grazing Co of Glenmorgan to processors 274.2c, 510kg, $1398
Santa bulls sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to processors 258.2c, 855kg, $2207
Charolais X weaner steers sold by AJ & KM Smith of NSW to re-stockers 302.2c, 287kg, $867Charbray ylg heifers sold by SN & KL Whyatt of Bell to re-stockers 196.2c, 225kg, $441

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


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