Dalby Sale 4 April 2018: Stronger market for all descriptions

Beef Central, 05/04/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

Yarding 3935 Change 1290

Cattle came from local areas together with 400 head from far western Queensland and over 800 head from South Australia and north western New South Wales. Quality was mixed, however there were some very good lines of heavy cows and young cattle through the yard. The buyer panel was keen to go following the Easter break and prices for prime cows, grown steers and heifers showed an improvement.

Vealer steers sold to 354c, averaging 332c/kg for the best bred lines. Vealer heifers sold to average 275c/kg for the best. Light yearling steers reached a top of 326c and averaged 306c with heavier lines experiencing an easing trend to average 285c/kg. Yearling heifers returned averages in the mid 270c/kg range.

Grown steers to feed sold to 290c, averaging close to 280c/kg. 4 score bullocks averaged 278c with prime steers making 287c/kg to processors. The trade purchased grown heifers to a top of 275c and an average of 268c/kg. 2 score cows returned to the paddock to a top of 210c while 4 score cows sold at an improved average of 235c and a top of 243c/kg. Heavy bulls improved to reach a top of 273c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report:

3935 cattle were yarded in Dalby today, which included consignments from Aramac, Blackall, North West NSW as well as the local area. Prices lifted across the board with well-presented export cattle the most improved. Cows were 8-10c better, topping at 243c, while bullocks got to 293c to average 278c, 10c better than last week. – Jordan Wenham, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 238c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 277c/kg
Heifer over 400kg – lowest 238c/kg, highest 268.2c/kg, Av 257c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 150c/kg, highest 214.2c/kg, Av 203c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – lowest 180c/kg, highest 237c/kg, Av 214c/kg
Cows over 500kg – lowest 216c/kg, highest 243c/kg, Av 235c/kg
Steers & Bullocks up to 500kg – lowest 250c/kg, highest 295.2c/kg, Av 284c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 269c/kg, highest 295.2c/kg, Av 278c/kg

Store Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 270c/kg, highest 360c/kg, Av 341c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – lowest 268c/kg, highest 304c/kg, Av 298c/kg
Steers 400kg + – lowest 265c/kg, highest 305c/kg, Av 295c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – lowest 225c/kg, highest 295.2c/kg, Av 277c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – lowest 238c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Heifers over 370kg – lowest 238c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 270c/kg


Angus cows sold by K Sheppard of Oakey to processors 236.2c, 810kg, Av $1913

D/Master X steers sold by JE Pentecost of Oakey to feedlotters 293.2c, 407kg, Av $1195

Santa bulls sold by Bell Brothers of Taroom to processors 224.2c, 845kg, Av $1894

Brahman heifers sold by Castle Livestock Pty Ltd of Kumbia to feedlotters 283.2c, 528kg, Av $1495

Hereford cows sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 231.2c, 830kg, Av $1920

Santa X steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Cooranga North to processors 293.2c, 607kg, Av $1782

Angus X steers sold by BA & E Frame of Muckadilla to re-stockers 346.2c, 230kg, Av $796

Angus X heifers sold by BA & E Frame of Muckadilla to re-stockers 282.2c, 220kg, Av $623

D/Master bulls sold by G & J Little of Cecil Plains to processors 251.2c, 827kg, Av $2078

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


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