Click above to watch video report of the May 31, 2017, Dalby cattle sale from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird.
Yarding 4840 Change 492
Numbers lifted by close to 500 head and buyer attendance across all classes was good and most were operating in a generally dearer market.
A lift in the quality of the light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock resulted in average prices improving by 7c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed gained 4c to 7c/kg while heavy weights to feed experienced very little change. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers and backgrounders sold to a firm market while the medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 10c/kg dearer. A relatively small sample of bullocks averaged 4c/kg better. A large number of cows were penned and sold to a market 7c to 10c/kg dearer.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 436.2c with mixed sex calves averaging 379c/kg. Vealer heifers averaged close to 340c and made to 348.2c/kg. A large sample of light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 385c with sales to 408.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 341c and made to 358.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed mostly sold around 327c with sales to 335.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and made to 352.2c to average 337c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 326c and made to 334.2c and heavy weights to feed averaged 295c and made to 322.2c/kg.
Bullocks made to 314.2c to average 303c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 218c and made to 225.2c while the best of the medium weights made to 249.2c/kg. A large supply of good heavy cows made to 255.2c in pen lots with most around 245c/kg. Heavy bulls were dearer at an average of 266c with sales to 278.2c/kg.
Grant Daniel Long’s Joe Lehman said it was a quality yarding of cattle.
“Some very good lines of cows, weaner steers and heifers. A very solid market right through. Plenty of competition from processors, feedlotters and restockers”.
Sales from Grant Daniel Long’s yarding of 1982 head:
Santa x cows of St George sold to processors 251.2c, 523kg, average $1313
Hereford x cows of St George sold to processors 231.2c, 500kg, average $1156
Charolais x steers of Bollon sold to restockers 379.2c, 274kg, average $1040
Charolais heifers of Bollon sold to restockers 344.2c, 285kg, average $980
DM x cows t of Bollon sold o processors 251.2c, 531kg, average $1335
Shorthorn steers of Hungerford sold to feedlotters 308.2c, 386kg, average $1191
Yearling shorthorn bulls of Hungerford sold to feedlotters 270c, 329kg, average $889
Shorthorn x cows of Hungerford sold to processors 236.2c, 425kg, average $1003
Angus x steers of Kingaroy sold to processors 312.2c, 626kg, average $1955
Charolais x steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 380.2c, 241kg, average $919
Charolais x steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 410.2c, 209kg, average $859
Charolais x heifers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 334.2c, 229kg, average $765
DM yearling bulls of Kingaroy sold to restockers 350c, 255kg, average $895
DM yearling bulls of Kingaroy sold to restockers 360.2c, 226kg, average $814
Angus steers of Kingaroy sold to feedlotters 390.2c, 297kg, average $1161
Angus x heifers of Kingaroy sold to feedlotters 335c, 273kg, average $917
Charolais steers of Maidenwell sold to restockers 396.2c, 298kg, average $1182
Charolais x heifers of Maidenwell sold to feedlotters 342.2c, 269kg, average $921
Santa Bull of Chinchilla sold to processors 250.2c, 900kg, $2251
DM Bulls of Chinchilla sold to feedlotters 288.2c, 455kg, average $1312
Angus bull of Dalby sold to processors 253.2c, 845kg, average $2139
Charolais x heifers of Dalby sold to feedlotters 330.2c, 353kg, average $1165
Angus steers of Kumbia sold to restockers (average of 33) 396.2c, 268kg, average $1064
Charolais bulls of Kumbia sold to processors 265.2c, 1090kg, average $2890
Charolais x steers of Maclagan sold to restockers 356.2c, 286kg, average $1019
Murray Grey x heifers of Maclagan sold to feedlotters 334.2c, 277kg, average $927
Hereford x heifers of Wandoan sold to feedlotters 316.2c, 320kg, average $1012
Hereford x heifers of Wandoan sold to restockers 328.2c, 274kg, average $900
Santa steers of Wandoan sold to restockers 384.2c, 243kg, average $934
Angus x steers of Wandoan sold to feedlotters 320.2c, 492kg, average $1576
Charbray cows of Wandoan sold to processors 248.2c, 556kg, average $1381
Brahman x cows of Tara sold to processors 249.2c, 591kg, average $1474
Santa x steers of Ellesmere sold to feedlotters 337.2c, 419kg, average $1414
Santa x steers of Ellesmere sold to feedlotters 340c, 372kg, average $1266
Santa x heifers of Ellesmere sold to feedlotters 334.2c, 323kg average $1081
Charolais x calves of Darr Creek sold to restockers (open auction) average $380
Charolais x calves of Darr Creek sold to restockers (open auction) average $490
Charolais heifers of Moonie sold to feedlotters 318.2c, 448kg, average $1428
DM x steers of Charleville sold to feedlotters 318.2c, 394kg, average $1255
Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural