Yarding 1205 Change -779
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.
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
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