Dalby Sale 1 Aug 2018: Prices ease in smaller yarding

Beef Central, 02/08/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

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Despite the much shorter supply prices generally eased across a number of classes.

Buyer attendance was good and most were operating very selectively. Prices for lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock remained close to the previous week. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 9c/kg cheaper while the heavyweights experienced very little change.

The largest numbers of well bred lightweight yearling heifers sold to restockers or backgrounders to within 3c/kg of the previous week. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market remain fully firm to a few cents better. However any young cattle not meeting specifications experienced losses of 20c to 40c/kg.

Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter averaged 17c to 20c/kg less.

Cows lost a further 7c to 12c/kg and the plain condition lines were noticeably cheaper.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 272.2c to average close to 270c and heifer calves averaged 183c and sold to 212.2c/kg. Lightweight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 267c with some to 290.2c and the poor quality lines averaged 217c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 280c and made to 290.2c/kg. Heavyweight yearling steers to feed averaged 288c and made to 303.2c/kg.

Lightweight yearling heifers averaged 215c with occasional sales to 246.2c, while the poor quality lines averaged 171c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 259c with a few pens reaching 278.2c/kg.

Grown steers to feed averaged 259c and made to 274.2c with some D muscle lines averaging 208c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 254c with some younger lines reaching 283.2c/kg.  Bullocks averaged 263c and made to 282.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 168c and the best of the medium weights averaged 202c/kg. Good heavy cows mostly sold around 211c with a very isolated sale to 227.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 237.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

4447 cattle were yarded today which saw consignments from Windorah, Quilpie, St George as well as the local area.  Prices were very similar to last week’s sale.  Fed steers were in high demand, which increased the price up to 300c.  Cows hit 222.7c and a smaller number of bullocks made up to 265c. – Tim O’Dwyer, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 148.2c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 248.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 150.2c/kg, highest 260c/kg, Av 222.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 81.2c/kg, highest 130c/kg, Av 100.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 121.2c/kg, highest 210c/kg, Av 202.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 169.2c/kg, highest 227.2c/kg, Av 212c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 186.2c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg, Av 260.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 207.2c/kg, highest 220c/kg, Av 212c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 190c/kg, highest 290.2c/kg, Av 266.8c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 194.2c/kg, highest 290.2c/kg, Av 279.7c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – lowest 235.2c/kg, highest 303.2c/kg, Av 288.6c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg  – lowest 148.2c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 259c/kg
Feeder Heifers over 370kg – lowest 150.2c/kg, highest 260c/kg, Av 199.2c/kg

Charolais X bulls sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Charleville to processors 231.2c, 838kg, $1938
Angus cows sold by RJ & KA Apelt of Tara to processors 210.2c, 647kg, $1360
Santa X cows sold by RW & WH Groves of Windorah to processors 222.2c, 548kg, $1218
Santa X heavy heifers sold by AMIP Tucker of Kingaroy to processors 217.2c, 605kg, $1314
D/Master X bullocks sold by Bimbil Pty Ltd of Tara to processors 254.2c, 594kg, $1511
Charolais X feeder heifers sold by Davemac Enterprises of Hannaford to feedlotters 278.2c, 378kg, $1052
Charolais X feeder steers sold by IS,PC,AI & C Chandler of Surat to feedlotters 290.2c, 442kg, $1282
Santa X heavy weaner steers sold by M Iseppi of The Gums to feedlotters 256.2c, 357kg, $915

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


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