Dalby sale 21 April 2021: Quality mixed in 3723 head yarding

Beef Central, 29/04/2021

Yarding 3723 Change 121

Overall quality was generally good, with a large consignment of cows bullocks and bulls from Burke in New South Wales included in the line up.

A full panel of export processors was present and operating, plus the usual feeder and trade buyers. However restocker presents and activity was not as strong as the previous week. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were noticeably cheaper.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 17c/kg less and more in places. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed lost 5c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background sold to a market 22c/kg cheaper. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed eased in price by 12c to 22c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed experienced very little change in price.

A large selection of bullocks averaged 10c/kg cheaper.

Cows sold to a slightly easier trend with the largest samples averaging 2c to 6c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 648.2c, however the largest numbers averaged 519c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the mystic market averaged from 465c to 478, with the occasional sale to 510c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 450c to average 430c/kg.

A large selection of light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background averaged 485c, with an isolated sale to 548c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 440.2c to average 411c/kg.

A relatively large sample of predominantly 6 and 8 tooth bullocks made to 365c to average 356c/kg. Plain condition cows to restockers made to 293.2 to average 275c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors were well supplied and made to 306c to average 297c/kg. One consignment of 93 light weight bulls made to 449c, with some small lots making to 494c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 328c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

There was a good attendance today of buyers to cover all categories except re-stockers, not as many in attendance as last week. Younger cattle were slightly cheaper with the quality not as good as previous weeks. Heavy processed cattle and feeders were solid.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 370c/kg, Av 370c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  330c/kg, highest  344c/kg, Av 337c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 260c/kg, highest  260c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  285c/kg, highest  298c/kg, Av 290.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   291c/kg, highest  306c/kg, Av 296c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest   351c/kg, highest  358c/kg, Av 354c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 349c/kg, highest 365c/kg, Av 356c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  522c/kg, highest 648c/kg, Av 597c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  450c/kg, highest 574c/kg, Av 518c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 426c/kg, highest 510c/kg, Av 477c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 419c/kg, highest 495c/kg, Av 465c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  400c/kg, highest  450c/kg, Av 429.8c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 486c/kg, highest  548c/kg, Av 509c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 452c/kg, highest  530c/kg, Av 484c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  410c/kg, highest 488c/kg, Av 448c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  420c/kg, highest 452c/kg, Av 440c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  370c/kg, highest 440.2c/kg, Av 411.4c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  378c/kg, highest  449c/kg, Av  436c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  294c/kg, highest  328c/kg, Av  315c/kg



Charolais Bulls sold by W & T Clemesha of St George to processors 320c/kg, 945kg, $3,024.

Charolais X Cows sold by Goonoona Pastoral of Durong to processors 296.2c/kg, 653kg, $1,936.

Santa X Cows sold by W & T Clemesha of St George to processors 295c/kg, 627kg, $1,851.

Charolais X Steers sold by W & T Clemesha of St George to feedlotters 431.2c/kg, 533kg, $2,300.

Santa X Heifers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to processors 335c/kg, 715kg, $2,395.

Charolais X Heifers sold by Youngs Farm P/L of Kingaroy to feedlotters 408.2c/kg, 419kg, $1,710.

Charbray Ylg Steers sold by IJ & DC Mitchell of Darr Creek to re-stockers 648.2c/kg, 193kg, $1,253.

Santa Ylg Steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 480c/kg, 375kg, $1,802.

Murray Grey Ylg Heifers sold by Mombie Downs of Cooyar to re-stockers 530.2c/kg, 203kg, $1,078.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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