Dalby sale 1 Apr 2020: Prices lift with quality

James Nason, 02/04/2020

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Not all the usual export buyers were operating, and the supermarket support of the previous week was absent.

However there was an increased number of butchers and wholesalers in attendance and operating on suitable trade cattle.

Despite a few less export buyers operating, the relatively large selection of cows experienced a firm to slightly dearer market. steers under 200kg returning to the paddock made to 430c, with a fair sample averaging 403c/kg. Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 395c and made to 438c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 352c to 371c, with occasional sales to 400c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers suited to local trade market made to 384c to average 351c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 388c to average 347c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 322c to 325c with sales to 366c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to processors averaged 334c and made to 374c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade market also average 334c and made to 385c/kg. Light weight cows averaged 209c and made to 242c, and medium weights made to 279c to average 255c/kg. Heavy cows made to 281.2c, a good selection averaging 269c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to the occasional 352.2c/kg

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Grant Daniel Long report

Cattle market was very strong. Light cattle were selling very well.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 240.0c/kg, highest 374.0c/kg, Av 321.0c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest  385.0c/kg, Av 315.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 140.0c/kg, highest  242.0c/kg, Av 208.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  160.0c/kg, highest  280.0c/kg, Av 245.0c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   240.0c/kg, highest  281.0c/kg, Av 255.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   260.0c/kg, highest  366.0c/kg, Av 310.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 284.0c/kg, highest 347.0c/kg, Av 300.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  260.0c/kg, highest 420.0c/kg, Av 346.0c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 240.0c/kg, highest 374.0c/kg, Av 325.0c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  280.0c/kg, highest  366.0c/kg, Av 320.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 260.0c/kg, highest  388.0c/kg, Av 346.0c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  240.0c/kg, highest 374.0c/kg, Av 305.0c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  235.0c/kg, highest 385.0c/kg, Av 334.0c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  270.0c/kg, highest  376.0c/kg, Av  312.0c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  240.0c/kg, highest  352.0c/kg, Av  300.0c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to processors 314.2c/kg, 760kg, $2387.
Angus & Angus Cows sold by WF & LJ Daniells of Cecil Plains to processors 268.2c/kg, 635kg, $1705.
Simmental X Cows sold by OM Kath of Kingaroy to processors 268.2c/kg, 611kg, $1640.
Santa Heavy Heifers sold by Talbingo Pastoral Co of Tara to processors 331.2c/kg, 560kg, $1854.
Santa Feeder Steers sold by J & A Schonrock of Tara to feedlotters 360.2c/kg, 383kg, $1380.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by East Street Properties of Kingaroy to restockers 420.2c/kg, 268kg, $1129.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by WF & LJ Daniells of Kingaroy to restockers 430.2c/kg, 238kg, $1023.
Charolais X Yearling Steers sold by AP & GM Lloyd of Chinchilla to restockers 404.2c/kg, 273kg, $1105.
Santa X Yearling Heifers sold by East Street Properties of Kingaroy to backgrounders 356.2c/kg, 274kg, $975.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by AP & GM Lloyd of Chinchilla to restockers 364.2c/kg, 265kg, $965.
Hereford X Yearling Heifers sold by K & J Lutz of Kingaroy to restockers 380.2c/kg, 208kg, $793.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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