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Dalby Sale 22 Aug 2018: Rain prediction lifts buyer activity

Beef Central, August 23, 2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

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The supply of stock reduced by 29pc and apart from 230 head drawn from far Western Queensland plus the 200 head from NSW, the remainder were received from the local supply areas.

A fair panel of buyers was present and most were operating. The prediction of some rain resulted in increased buyer activity, with most classes going to a dearer trend.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 10c better and medium weights to feed improved by 15c/kg. There were not enough heavy weight yearling steers going to feeders to reliably quote. All classes of yearling heifers improved in price with gains of 8c to 20c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks lifted in price by 5c to 6c/kg. A fairly large selection of cows sold to market from 5c to 9c/kg better. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 269c and made to 288.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 264c and made to 276.2c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to the trade made to 288.2c and averaged 278.2c/kg.

Light weight heifers to restockers or backgrounders made to 236.2c, with a large selection averaging 217c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 230c and the heavy weights averaged 246c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 278.2c to average 265c and the bullock portion made to 281.2c to average 271c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 171c and made to 181.2c/kg.

A relatively large sample of good heavy cows made to 227.2c to average 215c/kg. Heavy bulls made to an isolated 270c with most making around 245c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

Today’s yarding at Dalby sale saw a jump in the market, with the talk of rain on the weekend.  Local young bullocks of the Trebbin family sold up to 281.2c.

A good yarding of cows were similar to last week making up to 227.2c. An increase of drought affected cows saw plain cows making 110c.Weaner steers were up 10c to 15c and weaner heifers in places were up 20c on last week. – Tim O’Dwyer, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 152.2c/kg, highest 236.2c/kg, Av 217.7c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 190c/kg, highest 257.2c/kg, Av 246.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 50c/kg, highest 150c/kg, Av 128.5c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 138.2c/kg, highest 208c/kg, Av 171.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 176.2c/kg, highest 227.2c/kg, Av 214.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 208.2c/kg, highest 236.2c/kg, Av 212.4c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg – lowest 219.2c/kg, highest 249.2c/kg, Av 230.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 168.2c/kg, highest 288.2c/kg, Av 269.3c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 214.2c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg, Av 264.2c/kg
Feeder Steers 400kg + – lowest 160c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 256.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 152.2c/kg, highest 236.2c/kg, Av 217c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 190c/kg, highest 239.2c/kg, Av 202.9c/kg
Feeder Heifers over 370kg – lowest 190c/kg, highest 257.2c/kg, Av 246.2c/kg

Highlights
Simmental bulls sold by Dalby State High School Bunya Campus of Dalby to processors 258c, 990kg, $2554
Brangus X steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Bell to processors 281.2c, 633kg, $1781
Hereford steers sold by Staines Partnership of Wandoan to processors 264.2c, 560kg, $1479
Santa cows sold by RJ & KA Apelt of Tara to processors 223.2c, 631kg, $1408
Santa X cows sold by Adams & Son of Blackall to processors 227.2c, 573kg, $1301
Angus X heifers sold by J & J Dougall of Tara to processors 251.2c, 544kg, $1366
Simbrah weaner steers sold by T & V Nicolle of Warialda to re-stockers 276.2c, 304kg, $841
Charolais weaner steers sold by RC Polzin of Chinchilla to re-stockers 270.2c, 280kg, $756
Santa weaner heifers sold by WAG Southern of Thallon to re-stockers 228.2c, 297kg, $678

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

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