Dalby sale 8 Apr 2020: Prices hold in smaller yarding

Beef Central, 09/04/2020

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Yarding 1274 Change 1050

The trend of much smaller numbers across most selling centres in recent days continued at Dalby, with the supply of stock reducing by 1,050, to 1,274 head.

The usual panel of buyers was present, however not all were operating, and there was fair line up feeder operators, restockers and local trade buyers.

T overall quality of the young cattle was reported generally good, and most classes sold would be a trend pushed on by strong support from restockers, feeder operators, and local trade buyers. Most classes of cows experienced strong competition from processors and restockers for the quality penned.

Well bred calves returning to the paddock made to 470.2c to average 449c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 381c, with a few sales to 440.2c/kg. Yearling steers in the 280-330kg range sold to 408c to average 389c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers or background at an average of 359c with sales to 387.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made 370c to average 350c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the local market made to 368.2c/kg to average 335c/kg. Medium weight cows made 271.2C, to average 250c, and heavy cows also made to 271.2c to average 264c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 327c/kg.

Full report from NLRS  

Grant Daniel Long report

A smaller yarding of 1274 in Dalby today with GDL yarding 315 of those. Younger cattle were more expensive overall.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 182.0c/kg, highest 271.0c/kg, Av 231.7c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  237.0c/kg, highest  300.0c/kg, Av 258.5c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 100.0c/kg, highest  215.0c/kg, Av 151.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  150.0c/kg, highest  271.2c/kg, Av 250.1c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   214.0c/kg, highest  271.2c/kg, Av 254.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   182.0c/kg, highest  300.0c/kg, Av 237.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 317.0c/kg, highest 317.0c/kg, Av 317.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  288.0c/kg, highest 440.2c/kg, Av 380.6c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 302.0c/kg, highest 408.0c/kg, Av 374.1c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  316.0c/kg, highest  350.0c/kg, Av 330.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 310.0c/kg, highest  388.0c/kg, Av 359.4c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  270.0c/kg, highest 370.0c/kg, Av 340.1c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest  370.0c/kg, Av 350.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  286.0c/kg, highest  350.0c/kg, Av  308.7c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  290.0c/kg, highest  320.0c/kg, Av  294.3c/kg. 


Simmental Bulls sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to processors 310.2c/kg, 720kg, $2233.
Santa X Cows sold by ME & NJ Kemph of Yamsion to processors 258.2c/kg, 531kg, $1371.
Santa X Cows sold by DJ & D Crawford of Kingaroy to processors 256.2/kg, 550kg, $1409.
Braford X Heifers sold by ME & NJ Kemph of Yamsion to processors 296.2c/kg, 545kg, $1614.
Santa X Feeder Heifers sold by Howson Family Trust of Miles to feedlotters 370.2c/kg, 339kg, $1256.
Simmental X Feeder Steers sold by Howson Family Trust of Miles to restockers 408.2c/kg, 349kg, $1425.
Santa X Yearling Heifers sold by NJ & OG Ford of Kingaroy to feedlotters 368.2c/kg, 331kg, $1219.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by Howson Family Trust of Miles to feedlotters 370.2c/kg, 306kg, $1133.
Droughtmaster Yearling Bulls sold by RD & CL Dunstan of Kingaroy to backgrounders 320.2c/kg, 343kg, $1100.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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