Dalby sale 5 Feb 2020: Rain drives further rises

James Nason, 05/02/2020

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Overall quality was fair to good with a large number of supplementary fed cattle included in the lineup.

Buyer attendance was generally good, however not all were operating due to prices lifting to levels not experienced before.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock improved in price by 50c, and medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed gained 22c to 28c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied, gaining 12c to 30c/kg on top of the improvements experienced the previous week.

Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and processors averaged 29c to 40c/kg better. All classes of cows were in demand with improvements of 22c to 46c and up to 80c/kg in places.

Light weight yearling steers returning to paddock made to 416.2c, with a good sample averaging 281c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 364c, with one large consignment reaching 378.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 368c to average 348c/kg.

The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers made to 354c to average 315c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 354c to average 333c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 328c to average 326c, and a good sample to processors averaged 335c and made to 356c/kg. A small selection of grown heifers sold to processors to 350.2c to average 339c/kg. Poor conditioned cows to processors averaged 232c and made to 239c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 247c and made to 258c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows made to 322.2c in penned lots to average 311c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 340.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

The market was significantly dearer across all categories today with the best of the fat cows making up to 316c/kg. The best of the feeder steers made up to 378c/kg.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 294.2c/kg, highest 354.0c/kg, Av 333.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  278.2c/kg, highest  356.2c/kg, Av 325.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 90.0c/kg, highest  313.2c/kg, Av 223.9c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  184.0c/kg, highest  309.0c/kg, Av 283.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   274.0c/kg, highest  322.2c/kg, Av 283.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   294.2c/kg, highest  340.0c/kg, Av 310.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 334.0c/kg, highest 351.0c/kg, Av 337.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  180.2c/kg, highest 416.2c/kg, Av 362.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 284.2c/kg, highest 390.0c/kg, Av 350.4c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  284.2c/kg, highest  378.2c/kg, Av 341.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 244.0c/kg, highest  354.2c/kg, Av 313.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  290.0c/kg, highest 356.2c/kg, Av 338.9c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  278.0c/kg, highest  356.0c/kg, Av 325.0c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest     –  c/kg, highest  312.0c/kg, Av     –  c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest     –  c/kg, highest  340.0c/kg, Av     –  c/kg


Simmental Bull sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to processors 340.2c/kg, 1130kg, $3844.
Droughtmaster X Cows sold by Widgeegoara Pastoral Co of Cunnamulla to processors 317.2c/kg, 505kg, $1604.
Charolais X Cows sold by Just Grazing of Quilpie to processors 314.2c/kg, 512kg, $1610.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by GM & JA Bodkin Pty Ltd of Surat to feedlotters 378.2c/kg, 383kg, $1449.
Charolais X Steers sold by Barron Pastoral of Kingaroy to feedlotters 349.2c/kg, 545kg, $1905.
Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by MT Playfair Cattle Co of Tambo to feedlotters 346.2c/kg, 310kg, $1073.
Droughtmaster X Yearling Steers sold by R Ryan of Proston to backgrounders 376.2c/kg, 346kg, $1304.
Droughtmaster Yearling Heifers sold by MT Playfair Cattle Co of Tambo to feedlotters 330.2c/kg, 267.9kg, $884.

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


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