Dalby sale 29 Apr 2020: Firm to dearer market for 3150 head

Beef Central, 30/04/2020

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Yarding 3150 Change -510

THE supply of stock reduced by 510 head to 3150 at Dalby.

Overall quality was described as similar to the previous week.

All the usual export buyers were present and operating, along with a more active line up of feeder operators and restockers.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock met fair demand for the quality penned.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 2c to 8c/kg better.

A large sample of light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background were in demand and sold to a much dearer trend.

Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold to good competition.

However cows to export processors experienced a dearer trend to gain 17c to 24c/kg, with heavy cows receiving the largest improvements, and were pushed on in places by restockers.

Mixed sex calves returning to the paddock averaged 363c with steer calves to 394c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 391c and sold to 436.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 363c, with a number of sales at 432.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 373c to average 347c/kg.

The good supply of light weight yearling heifers made to a top of 390.2c to average 355c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 337c and made to 369c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to a top of 358c to average 333c/kg.

Grown heifers to export processors made to 320.2c/kg. Medium weight cows returning to the paddock made to 265c, with a fair sample averaging 251c/kg. Medium weight cows to processors made to 270c to average 244c/kg. Heavy cows made to a top of 281.2c in pen lots to average 260c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 297c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

Export cattle improved due to shorter numbers. Market was very strong from fats right through to store weaners. Top cows made 280c/kg.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 200.2c/kg, highest 390.2c/kg, Av 354.8c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  202.2c/kg, highest  358.2c/kg, Av 333.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 150.0c/kg, highest  220.0c/kg, Av 175.3c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  120.0c/kg, highest  270.0c/kg, Av 244.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   150.0c/kg, highest  281.2c/kg, Av 260.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   259.0c/kg, highest  259.0c/kg, Av 259.0c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 260.0c/kg, highest 260.0c/kg, Av 260.0c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest 300.0c/kg, Av 300.0c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 208.0c/kg, highest 436.2c/kg, Av 391.1c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  300.0c/kg, highest  347.0c/kg, Av 347.0c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 200.0c/kg, highest  390.0c/kg, Av 354.8c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  270.0c/kg, highest 372.0c/kg, Av 310.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  293.0c/kg, highest  369.0c/kg, Av 337.5c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  288.0c/kg, highest  356.0c/kg, Av  302.0c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  224.0c/kg, highest  310.0c/kg, Av  271.4c/kg


Simmental Bulls sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to processors 283.2c/kg, 922kg, $2612.
Santa X Cows sold by GG & ME Wilson & Son of Kingaroy to processors 271.2c/kg, 508kg, $1379.
Angus & Angus Store Cows sold by Millie Farming of Moonie to restockers 265.2c/kg 542kg, $1437.
Simbrah Heavy Heifers sold by JM Allan & Sons P/L of Blackall to restockers 336.2c/kg, 456kg, $1534.
Simmental X Feeder Heifers sold by C & A Horne of Kingaroy to feedlotters 351.2c/kg, 421kg, $1480.
Santa X Heavy Steers sold by NJ, RN & SJ Knight of Guluguba to processors 323.2c/kg, 520kg, $1680.
Angus & Angus Yearling Steers sold by EL, JM & JM Peters of Jandowae to backgrounders 410.2c/kg, 287kg, $1179.
Simmental Yearling Heifers sold by R McLean of Kingaroy to restockers 390.2c/kg, 192kg, $752.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long Ray White Eastern Rural


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