Dalby Sale 27 June 2018: Rain lifts market

James Nason, 28/06/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

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There was a small reduction in supply to 3,736 head and light rain fell as the sale progressed.

A fair panel of buyers was present and most were operating across all classes. Prices responded to the rain with a number of categories experiencing some price improvements.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 4c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to feed gained 13c and heavy weights averaged 6c/kg dearer.

The better end of the light weight yearling heifers received a small improvement however the lesser quality lines were cheaper. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and the local trade market averaged around 20c/kg dearer. Heavy grown steers and bullocks lifted in price by 18c to 20c/kg.

Cows also sold to a dearer trend with average prices improving by 7c to 10c/kg. Some heifer calves returning to the paddock made to 250.2c to average 236c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 262c with a few pens to 286.2c while poor quality lines averaged 223c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 298.2c with most around 281c/kg. A large supply of heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed averaged 275c and made to 289.2c and the better lines averaged 284c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers sold around 238c with sales to 251.2c and the lesser quality lines average 191c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 239c and the better condition lines made to 272.2c while some to restockers reached 293.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 267c and made to 276.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to a top of 298.2c to average 287c and the bullock portion made to 300.2c to average close to 294c/kg.

Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers averaged 160c with a few PTIC classes reaching 198.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 176c and made to 181.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 227.2c a large sample averaging 216c/kg.

Heavy bulls to slaughter made to 234.2c and one well-bred heavy bull returned to the paddock at 362.2c/kg.

To read the full NLRS sale report click here

Grant Daniel Long report:

The sale was made up of mostly local cattle, with some cattle from the Jundah area included in the line-up. The wet weather saw a jump in the prices from 20 to 25c in places. Top cows reached 227.2c and good young bullocks made up to 300c. Jordan Wenham, GDL Dalby
Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 182.2c/kg, highest 294.2c/kg, Av 264c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 240c/kg, highest 276.2c/kg, Av 267.4c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 70c/kg, highest 200.2c/kg, Av 150.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 138c/kg, highest 208.2c/kg, Av 184.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 175.2c/kg, highest 227.2c/kg, Av 216.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 230.2c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 246.2c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 246.2c/kg, highest 300.2c/kg, Av 294c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 200.2c/kg, highest 286.2c/kg, Av 262.5c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 252.2c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 281c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – lowest 260.2c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 274.8c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 177.2c/kg, highest 251.2c/kg, Av 238.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 226.2c/kg, highest 293.2c/kg, Av 260c/kg

Simmental X steers sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to feedlotters 288.2c, 481kg, $1388
Simmental X steers sold by KW, R & J Pattinson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 290c, 363kg, $1054
Simmental X heifers sold by KW, R & J Pattinson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 272.2c, 331kg, $901
Santa X cows sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to processors 218.2c, 622kg, $1357
Angus X steers sold by Yuma Pastoral Co of NSW to feedlotters 276.2c, 491kg, $1356
Santa bulls sold by DC Wilson of Tara to processors 223.2c, 975kg, $2176
Santa cows sold by DC Wilson of Tara to processors 224.2c, 717kg, $1607
Brangus heifers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Burrandowan to processors 263.2c, 542kg, $1427
Brangus X steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Burrandowan to processors 298.2c, 586kg, $1750

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


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