Dalby Sale 27 Feb 2019: Market cheaper with bigger numbers

Beef Central, 28/02/2019

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The overall quality of the young cattle was mixed and there was an increased number of cows penned. Buyer attendance was good and all were operating in a cheaper market.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers experienced losses of 13c to 30c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 9c/kg less. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold close to the previous weeks’ level.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 7c cheaper, and heavy weights to the trade lost 26c/kg.

The supply of cows exceeded demand with losses of 15c to 20c/kg.

Steer calves made to 273.2c to average 242c, and mixed sex calves averaged 171c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock mostly sold around 252c with some to 275.2c, and poor quality lines averaged 187c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 244c and sold to 269.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged from 262c to 272c with sales to 278.2c/kg.

A large supply of light weight yearling heifers averaged in the late 170c range with some to 204.2c, and the lesser quality lines averaged from 137c to 148c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 212c and sold to 242.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 238.2c to average 203c/kg.

The better end of the heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 279.2c to average 273c, and a few certified grain-fed bullocks made to 276.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition cows averaged in the early 140c range, and medium weight 2 scores averaged 166c/kg. A large supply of good heavy cows averaged 208c with occasional sales to 220.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 257.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report                                                                                                                   

With no rain coming out of the cyclone, we saw an increase in the number of cattle yarded. The market on a whole was cheaper across all classes, with weaners feeling the full effect of no restockers purchasing light weight cattle. Cows were 10 -15 cents cheaper and weaners were up to 40 – 50 cents cheaper in the heifer line up.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 80c/kg, highest 242.2c/kg, Av 190c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest    176.2c/kg, highest  240.2c/kg, Av 203c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest    50c/kg, highest 157.2c/kg, Av 120c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest 114.2c/kg, highest 202.2c/kg, Av 142c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 165c/kg, highest  220.2c/kg, Av 208c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest  80c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 262c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 200c/kg, highest 279.2c/kg, Av 260c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 110c/kg, highest 275c/kg, Av 252c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 104.2c/kg, highest 269c/kg, Av 245c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest 180c/kg, highest 278c/kg, Av 265c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest  84.2c/kg, highest 215.2c/kg, Av 190c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest 98.2c/kg, highest 242.2c/kg, Av 211c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest 153.2c/kg, highest 240.2c/kg, Av 203c/kg


Charolais cows sold by Branchview Charolais of Chinchilla to processors 210.2c, 605kg, $1,271.71
Angus cows sold by L Smith & Son of NSW to processors 209.2c, 605kg, $1,265.66.
Simmental feeder steers sold by Blue Dog Simmentals of Wandoan to feedlotters 278.2c, 469.5kg, $1,306.15.
Santa/Hereford heifers sold by J & G Worsfold of Wandoan to feedlotters 232.2c, 358.2kg, $824.53.
Charolais steers sold by South Muthong Grazing of Dirranbandi to restockers 259.2c, 328.8kg, $852.23.

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


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