Dalby sale 6 May 2020: Light cattle dearer

Beef Central, 07/05/2020

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There was a wide variation in quality from well presented classes through to secondary lines.

The usual panel of export buyers was present, however not all were operating.

The regular feeder and trade buyers were also in attendance and providing strong support on suitable classes, along with some additional southern restocker activity.

The market was described as dearer for most classes of young light weight cattle, and cows to processors averaged 4c to 12c/kg better.

Mixed sex calves returned to the paddock at an average of 395c with sales to 432.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 408c with sales to 426.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 358c to 360c and made to 418.2c, while a very large consignment returned to the paddock at 412.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 354c and made to 360c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 400c to average 355c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market made to 375.2c, with a large sample averaging 347c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers sold to the trade at an average of 356c with sales to 379.2c/kg.

Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 316.2c to average 302c/kg.

Cows under 400kg to processors made to 252.2c to average 227c/kg. Medium weight cows made to 279.2c to average 257c/kg.

A large sample of heavy weight cows averaged 265c and made to 284.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 306.2c/kg.

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Numbers slightly increased with an increase in market. Heavy Bulls made 320c and Cows made 280c. Quality lighter cattle starting to head south.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 280.0c/kg, highest 400.0c/kg, Av 355.0c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  230.0c/kg, highest  400.0c/kg, Av 270.0c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 191.0c/kg, highest  252.0c/kg, Av 227.0c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  210.0c/kg, highest  279.0c/kg, Av 256.7c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   170.0c/kg, highest  284.0c/kg, Av 264.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   240.0c/kg, highest  316.0c/kg, Av 301.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 225.0c/kg, highest 305.0c/kg, Av 290.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  330.0c/kg, highest 432.2c/kg, Av 394.6c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 336.0c/kg, highest 418.0c/kg, Av 358.0c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  320.0c/kg, highest  426.0c/kg, Av 412.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 280.0c/kg, highest  400.0c/kg, Av 355.0c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  290.0c/kg, highest 375.2c/kg, Av 346.9c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  280.0c/kg, highest  400.0c/kg, Av 379.3c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  272.0c/kg, highest  360.0c/kg, Av  290.0c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  176.0c/kg, highest  360.0c/kg, Av  276.8c/kg


Limousin Bulls sold by AC Graham of Kingaroy to processors 320.0c/kg, 855kg, $2736.
Charbray Cows sold by AJ & KA Curtis of Westmar to processors 281.2c/kg, 680kg, $1912.
Santa Cows sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to processors 279.2c/kg, 572kg, $1599.
Charbray Heavy Heifers sold by DA & SM Gunther of Tara to processors 320.0c/kg, 457kg, $1464.
Droughtmaster Feeder Heifers sold by DJ & GM Kroll of Chinchilla to feedlotters 334.2c/kg, 398kg, $1330.
Santa Feeder Steers sold by Templeton Family Trust of Charleville to feedlotters 336.2c/kg, 440kg, $1479.
Charolais X Light Feeder Steers sold by J McNamara of Jandowae to feedlotters 370.2c/kg, 343kg, $1271.
Simbrah Yearling Steers sold by JM Allan & Sons Pty Ltd of Blackall to restockers 412.2c/kg, 361kg, $1489.
Simmental X Yearling Steers sold by Lemrex Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to restockers 420.0c/kg, 265kg, $1115.
Simmental Yearling Heifers sold by Lemrex Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to restockers 400.0c/kg, 204kg, $817.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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