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Yarding 3930 Change -123
There was a small reduction of 123 head to 3,830 at Dalby. Buyer representation was good with a full panel of export processors present and operating, plus the usual feed and trade buyers, as well as local and interstate restockers.
The overall quality of the young light weight cattle was not as good as the previous week and this was reflected in average prices. However well bred lines attracting interstate restockers support sold to very strong demand.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 12c/kg better. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed experienced strong demand and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to a dearer trend. Heavy weight grown steers and bullocks to export processors averaged 4c to 6c/kg better. Cows generally sold to very solid demand with some small price improvements in places.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a high of 594.2c, with a large sample averaging 498c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 437c to 446c with sales to 466c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 446c to average 417c/kg. Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 546c to average 498c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 476c and made to 528c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 427c to 429c and made to 458c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 410c to average 389c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 385c and the bullock portion made to 388c, to average 382c and 383c/kg respectively. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to a top of 314.2c to average 285c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 280c and 3 scores 293c/kg. Good heavy weight cows averaged 316c and sold to a top of 324c/kg in pen lots. Heavy weight bulls made to 349c/kg.
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Slight reduction in yarding this week with only 123 head less. Heavier cows eased 4c to 5c but otherwise market stayed firm on last week. A few good lines of cattle but overall quality decreased from last week. Some decent rainfall of 30 to 80mm in the area the last few days, we are in for a good summer if this keeps up.
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 437c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest 390c/kg, highest 446c/kg, Av 416c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest – c/kg, highest – c/kg, Av – c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 285c/kg, highest 315c/kg, Av 301c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 301c/kg, highest 324c/kg, Av 315c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 368c/kg, highest 425c/kg, Av 405c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 375c/kg, highest 388c/kg, Av 382c/kg
Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest 468c/kg, highest 546c/kg, Av 515c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 436c/kg, highest 594c/kg, Av 498c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 437c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest 368c/kg, highest 425c/kg, Av 405c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 450c/kg, highest 546c/kg, Av 497c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 436c/kg, highest 594c/kg, Av 498c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 466c/kg, Av 437c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest 390c/kg, highest 446c/kg, Av 416c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest – c/kg, highest – c/kg, Av – c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest – c/kg, highest – c/kg, Av – c/kg
Angus Bulls sold by Burenda Holdings of Bell to feedlotters 406.2c/kg, 459kg, $1866.
Santa Bulls sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 348.2c/kg, 815kg, $2837.
Charolais X Cows sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 310.2c/kg, 594kg, $1843.
Shorthorn X Cows sold by Moble Pastoral Co of Quilpie to processors 319.2c/kg, 671kg, $2143.
Brahman Cows sold by AWP, RA & JC Sorley of Bell to processors 301.2c/kg, 442kg, $1332.
Santa Steers sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 388.2c/kg, 665kg, $2581.
Charolais Heifers sold by TV Burnett of Dirranbandi to feedlotters 404.2c/kg, 458kg, $1852.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by Rocky Crossing Pastoral of Bollon to EU restockers 562.2c/kg, 263kg, $1481.
Droughtmaster X Ylg Steers sold by Gates Ag Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to restockers 450.0c/kg, 295kg, $1327.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by K & J Holzheimer Trust of Tara to restockers 468.2c/kg, 259kg, $1212.
Angus Ylg Heifers sold by K & J Holzheimer Trust of Tara to restockers 458.2c/kg, 303kg, $1391.
Droughtmaster X Ylg Heifers sold by Gates Ag Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to restockers 464.2c/kg, 248kg, $1151.
Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural