Dalby sale 22 July 2020: Light weight cattle sell to stronger demand

Beef Central, 23/07/2020

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Export buyer attendance was good and most were operating.

The usual feed and trade buyers were also present plus some additional restockers.

Plain condition lines dominated the cow section, along with a reduced number of good heavy cows.

Light weight young cattle sold to stronger demand especially the heifer portion.

Yearling steers under 330kg to feed averaged 14c/kg better, while the medium and heavy weights to feed sold to a cheaper trend.

Most classes of yearling heifers to feed sold to a dearer market.

Plain condition cows improved in price by up to 20c/kg pushed on by stronger support from restockers and processors.

Good heavy cows to processors could not maintain the levels of the previous sale.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to 480.2c with a fair sample averaging 450c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg to restockers average 435c and made to 465c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg averaged 422c and made to 444c, and medium weights made to 410c to average 392c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 392c to average 375c, and a handful to the trade made to 420c/kg.

Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 438c to average 407c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg made to 420c to average 396c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 380c to 382c and made to 399.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 382.2c to average 376c/kg.

A handful of heavy grown steers to export processors made to 345.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 248c and the better 2 scores averaged 267c, with PTIC lines reaching 298c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 252 and made to 260c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to the occasional 291.2c to average 283c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 313c/kg

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A smaller yarding saw the market remain firm for the heavy export cattle with the lighter store cattle staying the same with slight increases.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 300c/kg, highest 347c/kg, Av 324c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  321c/kg, highest  362c/kg, Av 351c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 180c/kg, highest  211c/kg, Av 202c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  241c/kg, highest  260c/kg, Av 251c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   279c/kg, highest  291c/kg, Av 282c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   346c/kg, highest  360c/kg, Av 352c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 336c/kg, highest 345c/kg, Av 320c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  384c/kg, highest 480c/kg, Av 449c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest  372c/kg, highest 465c/kg, Av 435c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 350c/kg, highest 410c/kg, Av 392c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  365c/kg, highest  392c/kg, Av 375c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 380c/kg, highest  438c/kg, Av 403c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 360c/kg, highest  420c/kg, Av 396c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest  352c/kg, highest 396c/kg, Av 379c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  346c/kg, highest  382c/kg, Av 376c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  334c/kg, highest  390c/kg, Av  377c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  278c/kg, highest  313c/kg, Av  302c/kg


Santa X Bulls sold by Nebrean Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 313.2c/kg, 863kg, $2702.
Droughtmaster Cows sold by LH & KM McMaster of Bungunya to processors 288.2c/kg, 604kg, $1742.
Angus X Cows sold by Bethungra Trust of Condamine to restockers 258.2c/kg, 515kg, $1329.
Charolais X Steers sold by P & R Gleeson Family Trust of Dalby to feedlotters 396.2c/kg, 408kg, $1616.
Angus & Angus Heifers sold by J & J Dougall of Chinchilla to feedlotters 378.2c/kg, 322kg, $1219.
Simmental X Yearling Steers sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to restockers 446.2c/kg, 290kg, $1293.
Santa X Yearling Steers sold by Donpon Assets Pty Ltd of St George to restockers 458.2c/kg, 242kg, $1109.
Simmental X Yearling Steers sold by Perkins & Crouch of Chinchilla to restockers 458.2c/kg, 239kg, $1096.
Santa X Yearling Heifers sold by P & R Gleeson Family Trust of Dalby to restockers 404.2c/kg, 232kg, $937.

Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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