Dalby sale 12 Aug 2020: Strong interstate demand for light cattle

Beef Central, 13/08/2020

Click above for video market report from Wyatt Wrigley of Eastern Rural.

Yarding 2244 Change 

The useful falls of rain across the usual supply area combined with more rain forecast, reduce the number of stock down by 1,000 head to 2,255 at Dalby.

Export buyer attendance was generally good and all were operating, plus the usual feed and trade buyers, while interstate restockers provided the strongest support on light weight cattle.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 7c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced only quality related price changes.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock improved in price by 5c/kg. A lift in the standard of the yearling heifers to feed improved average prices by 8c/kg. Cows sold to a mixed trend with restocker classes improving in price by 11c to 15c/kg.

Medium weight 2 scores to processors lifted in price to average 6c/kg better. However good heavy cows experienced very little change in price following the improvements of the previous week. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 518.2c with a large sample averaging 453c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg to feed made to 436c to average 407c, and medium weights made to 420.2c to average 386c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 383c and made to 390c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 468c to average 438c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg make to 454c to average 415c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 410c and averaged from 392c to 400c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 271c and made to 274c, while the better condition lines made to 290c to average 277c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 268c and made to 270c/kg.

Good heavy cows averaged 295c and sold to 304.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 329.2c/kg

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GDL report

The total yarding decreased by 1000 from last week due to rain over the weekend. A good panel of buyers in attendance again with strong competition between the export buyers. Feedlot buyers were undeterred by the forward condition of cattle. Store cows in light condition but with good frame peaked at 274.2c/kg.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 361c/kg, highest 361c/kg, Av 361c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  330c/kg, highest 334c/kg, Av 330c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 156c/kg, highest  220c/kg, Av 214c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  264c/kg, highest  270c/kg, Av 267c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   285c/kg, highest  304c/kg, Av 294c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   310c/kg, highest  360c/kg, Av 340c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 325c/kg, highest 330c/kg, Av 327c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  418c/kg, highest 512c/kg, Av 462c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest  380c/kg, highest 518c/kg, Av 453c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 344c/kg, highest 420c/kg, Av 385c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  367c/kg, highest  390c/kg, Av 382c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 388c/kg, highest  468c/kg, Av 437c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest  454c/kg, Av 414c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest  328c/kg, highest 410c/kg, Av 392c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  330c/kg, highest  334c/kg, Av 330c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  290c/kg, highest  332c/kg, Av  309c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  289c/kg, highest  329c/kg, Av  298c/kg


Charolais Bulls sold by RK Bell of Miles to processors 324.2c/kg, 845kg, $2739.
Droughtmaster Cows sold by DG & JS Hall of Miles to processors 303.2c/kg, 635kg, $1925.
Charbray Steers sold by AW9 Pastoral of St George to feedlotters 386.2c/kg, 522kg, $2016.
Angus X Steers sold by NJ & AJ Hart of Chinchilla to processors 302.2c/kg, 608kg, $1839.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by BNK Pastoral of Kingaroy to restockers 512.2c/kg, 159kg, $814.
Angus X Yearling Heifers sold by Mountain Glen of Warwick to restockers 418.2c/kg, 244kg, $1022.
Angus X Yearling Heifers sold by Dongamere Farming Co of Cecil Plains to feedlotters 398.2c/kg, 375kg, $1494.

Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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