Dalby Sale 30 May 2018: Prices ease for most classes

James Nason, 31/05/2018

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

Yarding 7099 Change 823

The continuing dry weather lifted the supply of stock by 823 head to 7,099 and included in the line-up were 1,600 head from far Western Queensland plus 1,300 head from New South Wales and a few from South Australia.

A full panel of export buyers was present and operating along with some interstate processors plus the usual feeder operators and restockers. Prices eased across
most classes with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaging 8c/kg cheaper.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 3c to 8c/kg less. Yearling heifers also sold to a cheaper trend with the poor quality lines the most affected. Heavy grown steers and bullocks eased 3c to 8c/kg. A very large yarding of cows eased 8c to 9c and plain condition lines averaged 16c/kg less.

A few steer calves made to 269.2c while a very large number of mixed sex calves averaged 223c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returned to the paddock at 286.2c to average 262c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 259c and made to 274.2c and poor quality lines averaged 235c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 280.2c with the largest numbers in the early to mid 260c/kg range. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 224c and made to 242.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 240c and the poor quality lines made 205c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 258.2c to average 243c/kg.

Heavy grown steers made to the occasional 274.2c with most around 261c/kg. Bullocks averaged close to 260c and made to 265.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 164c and made to 178.2c/kg. The best of the medium weights made to 208.2c to average 199c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows made to 212.2c to average 203c/kg. Heavy bulls made to

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Grant Daniel Long report:

Consignments were drawn rom Western Queensland, NSW and the local area.  With dry weather continuing across most of NSW and QLD, prices eased across most classes with light conditioned cows most affected.  Bullocks topped at 265.2 while 4 score cows made up to 212.2. – Jordan Wenham, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 142.2c/kg, highest 250.2c/kg, Av 224c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 160.2c/kg, highest 245.2c/kg, Av 235c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 38c/kg, highest 185c/kg, Av 148c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 100c/kg, highest 208.2c/kg, Av 166c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 176c/kg, highest 212.2c/kg, Av 203c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 168.2c/kg, highest 255.2c/kg, Av 249.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 226.2c/kg, highest 274.2c/kg, Av 261c/kg

Store Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 204.2c/kg, highest 286.2c/kg, Av 262c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 208.2c/kg, highest 274.2c/kg, Av 259c/kg
Steers 400kg+ – lowest 232c/kg, highest 280.2c/kg, Av 260c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 135c/kg, highest 242c/kg, Av 230c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 142.2c/kg, highest 250c/kg, Av 240c/kg
Heifers over 370kg – lowest 198.2c/kg, highest 258.2c/kg, Av 242c/kg


Simmental Ylg steers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 280c, 344kg, Av $964
Simmental X Ylg heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to processors 241.2c, 337kg, Av $814
Santa X heifers sold by GH & NG Weldon of Wandoan to re-stockers 254.2c, 415kg, Av $1056
Angus cows sold by Mulianna Pastoral of Quilpie to processors 205.2c, 572kg, Av $1174
Angus steers sold by Yuma Pastoral Co of Coonamble NSW to feedlotters 274.2c, 415kg, Av $1140
Charbray steers sold by Castle Livestock Pty Ltd of Kumbia to feedlotters 258.2c, 561kg, Av $1449
Santa bulls sold by Condamine Stock & Trading of Dalby to processors 222.2c, 895kg, Av $1988
Charolais X cows sold by Hopelands Pastoral P/L of Chinchilla to processors 207.2c, 562kg, Av $1165
Santa steers sold by PE & RE Cupitt of Bingara to processors 242.2c, 565kg, Av $1370

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


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