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Dalby sale 31 March 2021: Solid demand for mixed quality yarding

Beef Central, April 1, 2021

Yarding 1698 Change 493

Similar to other markets the export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week, with one major exporter absent from the buying panel.

The usual feeder buyers and local and interstate restockers were active in the market, however one local trade buyer was also absent.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock or background continued to be in demand.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 12c/kg better. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed also sold to a dearer trend to improve by 8c/kg.

Most classes of cows sold to a cheaper trend with losses of 20c to 28c/kg. A handful of light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to a top of 694.2c/kg.

A good sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg averaged 556c and made to 652c/kg. Yearling steers in the 330-400kg range to feed averaged 465c and made to 486c, with some returning to the paddock making to 533.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 435c with the occasional pen reaching 464.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to 586c with a large number averaging 522c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 442c to 462c and sold to 488.2c, with a small sample for future breeders making to 488.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 436.2c to average 417c/kg.

A few medium weight grown steers to feed made to 422.2c to average 410c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 257c and made to 264c/kg. Good heavy weight cows averaged 278c with the occasional sale to 285c to return $2351/head. Heavy weight bulls made to 290c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

There was a smaller yarding due to the short week. Feeder and store cattle sold to a dearer trend. Very little meat works cattle were yarded with them selling to a cheaper trend.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 418c/kg, highest 470c/kg, Av 441.6c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  380c/kg, highest  436.2c/kg, Av 416.7c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 216c/kg, highest  246c/kg, Av 236c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  240c/kg, highest  270c/kg, Av 257.4c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   270c/kg, highest  285c/kg, Av 278c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest  340c/kg, highest  422c/kg, Av 345c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 356c/kg, highest 356c/kg, Av 356c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  694.2c/kg, highest 694.2c/kg, Av 694.2c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  460c/kg, highest 652c/kg, Av 556.3c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 434c/kg, highest 518.2c/kg, Av 500.7c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest 533.2c/kg, Av 465c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  400c/kg, highest  464.2c/kg, Av 435.3c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 524c/kg, highest  586c/kg, Av 559.4c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 446c/kg, highest  554c/kg, Av 521.7c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  430c/kg, highest 488.2c/kg, Av 461.7c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  418c/kg, highest 470c/kg, Av 441.6c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  380c/kg, highest  436.2c/kg, Av 416.7c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  340c/kg, highest  388c/kg, Av  380.9c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  280c/kg, highest  290c/kg, Av  285.9c/kg

Highlights

Santa Bulls sold by Sanderson Family Trust of Blackall to processors 281.2c/kg, 945kg, $2,657.

Charolais Cows sold by Brewer Boys Farming of Bell to processors 285c/kg, 825kg, $2,351.

Charbray Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Moola to feedlotters 440.2c/kg, 443kg, $1,950.

Droughtmaster Heifers sold by JJ & BA Warby of Meandarra to feedlotters 436.2c/kg, 403g, $1,758.

Angus & Angus Steers sold by Trousdell Investments Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to re-stockers 560.2c/kg, 279kg, $1,562.

Santa Steers sold by CJ & GL Constance of Bell to re-stockers 582.2c/kg, 254kg, $1,478.

Simbrah Heifers sold by DJ & SL Burgess of Blackall to re-stockers 488.2c/kg, 342kg, $1,671.

Speckle Park Heifers sold by Trousdell Investments Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to re-stockers 528.2c/kg, 255kg, $1,351.

Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural

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