Dalby sale 17 April 2019: Lighter cattle back 10-20c/kg

Beef Central, 11/04/2019

Click above for video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

Yarding 3951 change -3664

Numbers almost halved the previous weeks level to 3951 head.

The usual panel of buyers was present and most were operating.

Good quality light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced very little change in price, however poor quality lines lost a further 11c/kg.Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to firm demand, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 8c/kg better.

Light weight yearling heifers continued to reduce in price with losses of over 20c/kg fairly common. However medium weight yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by 9c/kg. Cows experienced some improvements in price with good heavy cows 3c dearer while the medium weight 2 score cows averaged 14c/kg better.

Steer calves made to 306.2c to average 252c and mixed sex calves averaged 171c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 261c with sales to 288.2c, and poor quality lines averaged 193c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 276c with sales to 296.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 294.2c with most close to 290c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers averaged 176c with the occasional sale to 202.2c, and the lesser quality lines average 134c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 260c to average 246c/kg. A small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks made to 279.2c to average in the mid-to high 270c/kg range.

Medium weight poor condition cows averaged 140c, and medium weight 2 score cows averaged 182c with occasional sales to 195.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 235c with most around 221c/kg. Bulls made to 290.2c to average 255c/kg

To read full NLRS report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

It was a softer market overall with lightweight cattle down 20-40 cents.

GDL sourced cattle from Goondiwindi, Hungerford, Miles, Chinchilla and Kingaroy.

Wishing you all a safe and happy Easter.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 60c/kg, highest 250.2c/kg, Av 222.6c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 208.2c/kg, highest 250c/kg, Av 222.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 30c/kg, highest 192.2c/kg, Av 178.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 70c/kg, highest 198.2c/kg, Av 184.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 154c/kg, highest 235c/kg, Av 208.6c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 156.2c/kg, highest 286.2c/kg, Av 272.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 256.2c/kg, highest 279.2c/kg, Av 241.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 136.2c/kg, highest 288.2c/kg, Av 261.4c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 156.2c/kg, highest 296.2c/kg, Av 289.7c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  214c/kg, highest  277.3c/kg, Av 261.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 43.2c/kg, highest  202.2c/kg, Av 176.7c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  83.2c/kg, highest 198.2c/kg, Av 189.7c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 208.2c/kg, highest 250c/kg, Av 220c/kg


Simmental bulls sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to processors 255.2c, 985kg, $2,513
Charbray bulls sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 269.2c, 558kg, $1,503
Brahman steers sold by Weemabah Pty Ltd of Hungerford to processors 271.2c, 632kg, $1,715
Charolais cows sold by Daff/Tick Fever Centre of Dalby to processors 230.2c, 735kg, $1,691
Simmental X cows sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to processors 234.2c, 645kg, $1,510
Simmental feeder steers sold by MM & KA Fullagar of Bell to feedlotters 294.2c, 457kg, $1,344
Angus heifers sold by K & J Holzheimer Trust of The Gums to processors 221.2c, 326kg $721
Angus X weaner steers sold by CJ & HJ Phillips of Taroom to re-stockers 276.2c, 264kg, $730
Angus X weaner heifers sold by B & S Bidgood of Miles to processors 230.2c, 261kg, $601


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


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