Dalby sale 20 May 2020: Strong market for 4403 head yarding

Beef Central, 21/05/2020

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A large panel of export buyers and feeder operators was present, and all were operating in a generally dearer market.

Young light weight cattle returning to the paddock experienced very strong demand pushed on by Southern restockers.

All classes of feeder cattle also received very strong support and sold to a dearer market.

A large number of cows were penned, and despite the increase in supply prices lifted across all categories with strong demand from processors as well as restockers. Mixed sex calves returning to the paddock averaged 453c with steer calves making to 488.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 422c, and made to 467c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged in the mid to high 380c/kg range and made to 443c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 438.2c to average 379c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 432.2c to average 380c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market made to 413c, with most sales from 376c to 382c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 364c to average 347c/kg. Medium weight cows returning to the paddock made to 278c with a good selection averaging 271c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 247c, and 3 scores 274c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to 296c to average 284c/kg. Good heavy cows were well supplied and made to 310.2c in pen lots to average 298c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 329c/kg.

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With the rain in Dalby today we saw prices increase from the previous week. Cows reaching 312c and Weaner Steers nearly reaching 500c.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 196.0c/kg, highest 432.2c/kg, Av 376.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  180.0c/kg, highest  335.0c/kg, Av 325.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 100.0c/kg, highest  230.0c/kg, Av 200.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  230.0c/kg, highest  296.0c/kg, Av 284.0c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   258.0c/kg, highest  310.2c/kg, Av 297.7c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   210.0c/kg, highest  414.2c/kg, Av 373.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 313.0c/kg, highest 330.0c/kg, Av 319.8c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  296.0c/kg, highest 467.0c/kg, Av 421.8c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 279.0c/kg, highest 443.0c/kg, Av 486.3c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  334.0c/kg, highest  438.2c/kg, Av 379.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 196.0c/kg, highest  432.2c/kg, Av 432.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  270.0c/kg, highest 413.0c/kg, Av 376.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  290.0c/kg, highest  364.0c/kg, Av 347.1c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest  405.0c/kg, Av  375.0c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  250.0c/kg, highest  329.0c/kg, Av  297.0c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by T & N Slack of Kingaroy to processors 315.2c/kg, 750kg, $2364.
Charolais X Cows sold by MR & JR Slack of Meandarra to processors 309.2c/kg, 677kg, $2093.
Simmental X Heavy Heifers sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to processors 311.2c/kg, 523kg, $1628.
Santa Heavy Feeder Heifers sold by Talbingo Pastoral Co of Ducklo to feedlotters 339.2c/kg, 494kg, $1677.
Droughtmaster X Light Feeder Heifers sold by ANJ Partnership of Tambo to backgrounders 358.2c/kg, 279kg, $1001.
Charolais Weaner Steers sold by T Pinwill of Kingaroy to restockers 481.2c/kg, 194kg, $935.
Limousin X Weaner Heifers sold by MK Welsh of Kingaroy to restockers 420.0c/kg, 183kg, $769.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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