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Dalby sale 24 March 2021: Fully firm for reduced numbers

Beef Central, March 25, 2021

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Continuing useful falls of rain across most parts of the usual supply area reduced numbers down by 778 head to 1,205 at Dalby.

Buyer attendance was generally good with all operators keen to purchase a market share, and prices improved across a number of categories.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 19c/kg better.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved by a similar amount, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Most classes of yearling heifers were also in demand.

Cows received price improvements across the board with gains of 7c to 9c/kg and considerably more on restocker lines.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to the occasional 700c, with a fair sample averaging 575c/kg. A fair sample of yearling steers in the 330-400kg range returning to the paddock made to 548.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 492.2c to average 465c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 423c and made to 444.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background made to the occasional 625c to average 553c/kg. A small sample of heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 409c, and a couple to the trade made to 420c/kg. Heavy weight cows returning to the paddock made to 329.2c/kg the heaviest returning $2043/head. Medium weight 3 score cows to export processors averaged 290c and made to 295c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows made to 308c with a fair sample averaging 306c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report

Due to widespread rainfall across the area numbers were down at the Dalby Sale today. All categories sold to a dearer trend, but the highlight was a run of 353 steers from Windorah to av. $581.6c/kg, 272.5kg, $1,584 ea.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 317.6c/kg, highest 320c/kg, Av 318.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  406c/kg, highest  420c/kg, Av 410.7c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 266c/kg, highest  298c/kg, Av 295c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  294c/kg, highest  301c/kg, Av 298c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   299c/kg, highest  308c/kg, Av 306c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest   310c/kg, highest  310c/kg, Av 310c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 319.2c/kg, highest 319.2c/kg, Av 319.2 c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  494c/kg, highest 700c/kg, Av 589.1c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  448c/kg, highest 656c/kg, Av 574.9c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 459c/kg, highest 474c/kg, Av 472.6c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 340c/kg, highest 492.2c/kg, Av 464.5c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  404c/kg, highest  444.2c/kg, Av 423.1c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 566c/kg, highest  625c/kg, Av 598.5c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest  563c/kg, Av 552c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  372c/kg, highest 380c/kg, Av 377.3c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  385c/kg, highest 387c/kg, Av 386.4c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  409c/kg, highest  409c/kg, Av 409c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  390c/kg, highest  404c/kg, Av  394.7c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  296c/kg, highest  315c/kg, Av  303c/kg

Highlights

Red Angus Bulls sold by I & N Lowry of Cooyar to processors 310c/kg, 945kg, $2,929

Santa X Cows sold by Buckinbah Stud of St George to processors 308.2c/kg, 679kg, $2,094

Droughtmaster Cows sold by RH & ER Morris of Goondiwindi to re-stockers 329.2c/kg, 620kg, $2,043

Simmental X Steers sold by Currawilla Pastoral Co. of Windorah to feedlotters 428.2c/kg, 441kg, $1.890

Hereford Heifers sold by Buckinbah Stud of St George to processors 327.2c/kg, 617kg, $2,020

Angus X Ylg Bulls sold by Compagnoni Grazing Co. of Mitchell to Feedlotters 390.2c/kg, 485kg, $1,892

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by Currawilla Pastoral Co. of Windorah to re-stockers 548.2c/kg, 324kg, $1,777

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by Currawilla Pastoral Co. of Windorah to re-stockers 634.2c/kg, 259kg, $1,646

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by Currawilla Pastoral Co. of Windorah to re-stockers 662.2c/kg, 222kg, $1,475

Angus & Angus Ylg Heifers sold by BK & CM Harding of Bell to re-stockers 574.2c/kg, 177kg, $1,019

Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural

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