Dalby sale 3 April 2019: Market firm to easier with larger yarding

Beef Central, 04/04/2019

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

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A fair panel of buyers was present and operating across all classes.

Mixed quality young cattle came forward in large numbers, along with a small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and a relatively large sample of cows. A large number of light weight yearling steers were penned and buyers absorbed the large supply plus lifting average prices by a further 8c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 9c better and heavy weights gained 1c to 7c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers varied in price according to quality, and medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 3c dearer and more in places. Light weight poor condition cows to restockers experienced strong demand. However, the medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 8c cheaper, and good heavy cows decreased 14c to 17c/kg.

Steer calves returned to the paddock at an average of 285c with sales to 312.2c, and heifer calves averaged 216c/kg. The large sample of light weight yearling returned to the paddock at an average of 288c, with sales to 310c/kg. Yearling steers weighing 280-330kg reached an isolated 316.2c, with majority making close to 276c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to 306.2c to average 284c and the better lines averaged 296c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the mid 280c range and made to 304.2c/kg.

The largest samples of light weight yearling heifers averaged from 217c to 225c, with occasional sales to 258.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 254c to 268c, with sales of 280.2c, while the lesser quality lines averaged 223c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export process averaged 280c and bullocks averaged 283c and made to the occasional 296.2c/kg. Poor condition cows returned to the paddock at an average of 168c, and some better lines averaged 174c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 175c and made to 188c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows averaged 221c and made to 237.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 260.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

The cow job was 15-20c cheaper on last week.  Feeder cattle held strong on last week, with light weight cattle also holding firm.

GDL sourced cattle from St George, Texas, Wandoan and the local area.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 135.2c/kg, highest 245c/kg, Av 228.4c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  140.2c/kg, highest 239.2c/kg, Av 224.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest  88.2c/kg, highest 160.2c/kg, Av 142c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 136.2c/kg, highest  225c/kg, Av 191.6c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest  170c/kg, highest 237.2c/kg, Av 201c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  200.2c/kg, highest 267.2c/kg, Av 226.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  250c/kg, highest 288c/kg, Av  264.7c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  170c/kg, highest 310c/kg, Av  262.3c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest  180c/kg, highest 306c/kg, Av 284c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 266c/kg, highest 304c/kg, Av 285.5c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest  138.2c/kg, highest  279.2c/kg, Av 267.5c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  148.2c/kg, highest  280c/kg, Av 223.5c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  186.2c/kg, highest  274.2c/kg, Av 243c/kg


Simmental bulls sold by Adams & Son of Meandarra to processors 208.2c, 1000kg, $2082
Santa X steers sold by Krank Industries Rural Services of Bell to processors 296.2c, 608kg, $1802
Santa X steers sold by DC Wilson of Tara to processors 281.2c, 588kg, $1655
Santa X feeder steers sold by RA & HS Sullivan of Moonie to feedlotters 306.2c, 347g, $1064
Angus cows sold by HF Partnership of St George to processors 225c, 585kg, $1317
Charolais X cows sold by Lawndock Pastoral Pty Ltd of Chinchilla to processors 224.2c, 573kg, $1284
Angus feeder heifers sold by SL & TM Richters of St George to feedlotters 279.2c, 390kg, $1089
Angus weaner steers sold by GJ & HG Wippell of Meandarra to re-stockers 296.2c, 235kg, $698
Charolais X weaner heifers sold by GJ & HG Wippell of Meandarra to re-stockers 256.2c, 259kg, $664
Charolais X light weaner heifers sold by DN & LM Johnson of Aratula to re-stockers 236.2c, 190kg, $448

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


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