Dalby sale 13 Nov 2019: Market firm to easier for larger yarding

Beef Central, 14/11/2019

Click above to watch video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird.

Yarding 7923 Change 2253

Consignments were drawn from a wide area including Western Queensland, NSW and a large number of local cattle.

The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of light and medium weight cattle, suitable for backgrounders and feeders.

The penning of light weight yearlings was of fairly plain quality, although there was several runs of well bred cattle offered.

Competition was strong with light yearling steers selling from 182c to 280c and the heifers sold from 156c to 244c/kg.

Medium weight feeder steers were up by 13c selling to a top of 325c for a average of 322c/kg. Medium weight heifers held firm selling to a top of 280c, while heavy trade yearling heifers were slightly dearer selling to 323c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of a small penning of bullocks and steers, and a good supply of grown heifers, only a few heavy steers, however there was a large supply of cows.

Quality of the cows was very mixed with cows showing the affects of the dry weather, however there was several runs of well finished 3 and 4 score medium and heavy weight cows through the sale.

Competition was strong with heavy cows selling firm to 5c dearer toping at 286c, while 3 score medium weights were 13c dearer to average 257c/kg. Heavy bulls met strong demand selling to a top of 311c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report

A total yarding of 7923 head of cattle was yarded in Dalby today with GDL yarding 3026 of those. Market was firm on last week with the best kill cows making up to 284.2c and the best bullocks making 345.2c. Lighter cattle held firm on last week.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 210.0c/kg, highest 330.0c/kg, Av 280.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  170.0c/kg, highest  328.2c/kg, Av 276.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 62.2c/kg, highest  248.2c/kg, Av 198.6c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  155.0c/kg, highest  284.2c/kg, Av 268.3c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   253.3c/kg, highest  286.2c/kg, Av 275.1c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   256.2c/kg, highest  288.2c/kg, Av 261.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 283.0c/kg, highest 345.2c/kg, Av 300.3c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  182.2c/kg, highest 280.0c/kg, Av 246.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 211.2c/kg, highest 316.2c/kg, Av 285.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  275.5c/kg, highest  316.0c/kg, Av 394.3c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 140.0c/kg, highest  266.2c/kg, Av 232.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  217.2c/kg, highest 321.0c/kg, Av 282.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  248.2c/kg, highest  330.0c/kg, Av 286.9c/kg


Hereford Bull sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 295.2c/kg, 1085kg, $3202.
Charolais X Cows sold by JW Kidd of Windorah to processors 271.2c/kg, 684kg, $1856.
Santa X Cows sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 275.2c/kg, 626kg, $1723.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by DRD Pastoral of Wandoan to processors 343.2c/kg, 613kg, $2104.
Droughtmaster X Heifers sold by Sanderson Family Trust of Tambo to processors 290.0c/kg, 464kg, $1347.
Santa Steers sold by Neil French of Bell to feedlotters 324.2c/kg, 377kg, $1222.
Santa Heifers sold by TM & VE Turvey of St George to feedlotters 273.2c/kg, 438kg, $1196.
Charolais X Yearling Steers sold by PJ & FE Brownhalls of Chinchilla to backgrounders 289.2c/kg, 293kg, $849.
Charolais X Yearling Heifers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to feedlotters 250.2c/kg, 311kg. $778.

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


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