Dalby Sale 12 Sep 2018: Prices improve for most classes

Beef Central, 13/09/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural

Yarding 5291 Change 1077

Numbers increased by over 1000 head, with agents penning 5291 head at Dalby. Buyer attendance was good and included some extra interstate operators. Overall, quality was generally good and cows were in the largest numbers.

Prices improved for most classes, with gains of over 30c/kg in places. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 5c dearer, however medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 32c/kg better. Heavy weight yearlings to feed improved by 14c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 4c to 7c better, while medium weights to feed lifted in price by 16c to 21c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 18c to 20c/kg dearer, however some of the improvements were due to the better quality penned. The number of cows penned increased and similar to the previous week, processors absorbed the larger supply and lifted prices further by 13c to 17c and up to 26c/kg in places.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 272c and made to 294.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 307.2c, with a large sample averaging around 290c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 284c and made to 290.2c, while some going to processors reached 306.2c/kg. Most light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background sold around 233c, with some to processors reaching 252.2c to average 242c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold mostly from 262c to 272c, with sales to 285c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to processors generally sold around 266c, with the occasional sale to 311.2c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors averaged close to 294c, with some supplementary fed lines reaching 316.2c/kg. Bullocks sold from 280c to 312.2c/kg, with the younger classes selling in the higher end of the price range. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 207c and the 3 scores averaged 229c/kg. Heavy 3 scores averaged 242c, while good heavy cows made to 268.2c in pen lots to average 256c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 271.2c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report:

There was a quality line up of cattle today, from heavy export right through to good quality weaners.

The cow market was up 10 to 15c in places with top cows making 268.2c from the Gibson Partnership. Young bullocks made up to 306.2c most making 300c.

Weaner steers and heifers stayed the same with a few top quality pens making 10 to 20c more than the last week. – Tim O’Dwyer, GDL Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 166.2c/kg, highest 285c/kg, Av 262.1c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 220c/kg, highest 311.2c/kg, Av 257.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 106.2c/kg, highest 234.2c/kg, Av 218.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 170c/kg, highest 258.2c/kg, Av 229.6c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 220.2c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 255.9c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 246.2c/kg, highest 308.2c/kg, Av
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 230c/kg, highest 316.2c/kg, Av 293.8c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 202.2c/kg, highest 294.2c/kg, Av 272.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 211.2c/kg, highest 308.2c/kg, Av 291.2c/kg
Feeder Steers 400kg+ – lowest 256.2c/kg, highest 306.2c/kg, Av 283.6c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 166.2c/kg, highest 252.2c/kg, Av 242c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 195.2c/kg, highest 260.2c/kg, Av 210c/kg
Feeder Heifers over 370kg – lowest 190c/kg, highest 311.2c/kg, Av 265.8c/kg


Santa bulls sold by Sutton Beef No. 1 of Glenmorgan to processors 268.2c, 985kg, $2641
Brahman X bullocks sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 281.2c, 798kg, $2244
Angus X young bullocks sold by RT & E Wicks of St George to processors 306.2c, 495kg, $1515
Santa X young bullocks sold by Sagu Pty Ltd of St George to processors 300c, 549kg, $1647
Charolais X cows sold by Gibson Partnership of Dalby to processors 268.2c, 660kg, $1770
Angus X cows sold by RJ & KA Apelt of Tara to processors 262.2c, 591kg, $1551
Angus heavy heifers sold by RJ & KA Apelt of Tara to processors 270c, 561kg, $1516
Santa X heifers sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to processors 268.2c, 600kg, $1609
Angus X trade heifers sold by Sagu Pty Ltd of St George to processors 269.2c, 381kg, $1028
Heavy Hereford weaner heifers sold by B & J O’Dell of Blackall to processors 242.2c, 255kg, $617
Simmental EU steers sold by JM Allan & Sons Pty Ltd of Blackall to feedlotters 299.2c, 367kg, $1098
Angus X weaner steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Kingaroy to feedlotters 285c, 323kg, $921
Santa weaner steers sold by A & K Walker Family Trust of Bell to re-stockers 294.2c, 279kg, $821


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


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