Dalby sale 25 Oct 2017: Demand strong through all classes

James Nason, 26/10/2017

Click above to watch video report from this week’s Dalby sale from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird


Yarding 3535  Change 1692

Despite further rain over the drawing areas the numbers doubled. Yearlings were well represented along with cows, while there was a fair selection of heavy steers and bullocks. Overall the quality and condition was mixed. There were limited supplies of crop and supplementary fed young cattle with a fair percentage still showing the effects of low feed stocks in paddocks. The regular buyers were in attendance.

Demand was strong through all classes with restockers and feedlots competing. Market trends saw light weight steers to restock sell on a firm to dearer market trend with some Southern influence. The medium and heavy yearling steers to restock and feed also sold on a firm to slightly dearer market trend. Yearling heifers to restock and feed followed a similar trend to that of the steers with that Southern competition making a difference on the British and European cross lots in the light weight classes. Plainer quality light weight heifers to process were up to 5c/kg dearer.

Heavy steers and bullocks sold firm to a shade dearer with little but quality affecting price change. There was a run of outstanding quality grain assisted heavy weight cows penned, showing increased yield potential. The market for heavy cows was up to 5c/kg dearer. Restockers were active on PTIC and plain condition cows at dearer prices also. Heavy bulls were firm to slightly cheaper.

Grant Daniel Long report:

This week’s yarding was up on last week. It was a stronger market with steers selling well. Feeder steers sold firm to dearer with the lighter end re-stocker steer reaching over $4. Most of the yarding was made up of local producers, with all markets firm to dearer.

Charolais cross yearling bulls of Kingaroy to feedlotters 278.0c, 516kg, average $1436
Angus cross yearling steers of Yarraman to re-stockers 366.2c, 278kg, average $1018
Angus cross yearling heifers of Yarraman to re-stockers 314.2c, 265kg, average $832
Charolais cross steers of Jandowae to feedlotters 305.2c, 442kg, average $1350
Charolais cross heifers of Jandowae to feedlotters 314.2c, 339kg, average $1066
Angus cross yearling steers of Dalby to re-stocker 382.2c, 218kg,             average $833
Charolais steers of Wandoan to processors 288.2c, 576kg, average $1660
Charolais bulls of Wandoan to processors 273.2c, 885kg            , average $2417
Charolais cows of Wandoan to processors 230.0c, 835kg, average $1920
Santa cross heifers of Bell to feedlotters 282.2c, 402kg, average $1136
Brahman cows of Bell to processors 230.0c, 535kg, average $1230
Hereford cross grain feed steers of St George to processors271.2c,       505kg, average $1369
Hereford cross grain feed heifers of St George to processors 273.2c, 404kg, average $1104
Charolais cross steers of Moonie to processors 290.0c, 557kg, average $1615
Charolais cross yearling steers of Quilpie to re-stockers 370.2c, 254kg, average $940
Charolais cross yearling steers of Quilpie to re-stockers 400.2c, 201kg, average $804
Charolais cross bulls of Quilpie to re-stockers 362.2c, 240kg, average $869
Charolais cross yearling heifers of Quilpie to re-stockers 326.2c, 213kg, average $697
Charolais cross yearling heifers of Quilpie to re-stockers 370.2c, 140kg, average $520
Simbrah bulls to of Meandarra processors 270.0c, 1000kg, average $2700
Murray Grey cross steers of Pittsworth to feedlotters 300.2,, 445kg, average $1335
Angus heifers of Pittsworth to feedlotters 311.2c, 339kg, average $1055
Angus steers of The Gums to feedlotters               339.2c, 331kg,                   average $1125
Angus cross heifers The Gums to feedlotters 320.2c, 330kg, average $1056

Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long


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