Dalby sale 4 Aug 2021: Market firm for smaller yarding

Guest Author, 05/08/2021


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The overall quality was generally good.

The usual export buyers were in attendance and operating along with some additional support from Victorian processors.

A large panel of feeder buyers and restockers were also in attendance.

Prices for a number of classes of young cattle continued to improve, with any downward price changes due to quality.

A fair selection of cows maintained the previous weeks improved prices.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 738c to average 627c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg returning to the paddock averaged 582c with sales to 652c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 544c and sold to 572c, with heavy weight yearling steers to feed selling to a top of 570c and a good selection averaging 508c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg returning to the paddock made to 680c to average 589c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 518c and sold to 580c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 491c and sold to 528c and heavy weights also to feed made to 502c to average 459c/kg.

Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 412c and made to 468c/kg. Heavy grown steers to feed averaged 434c with sales to 442c/kg.

A small sample of bullocks to export processors made to 426c, and a handful of heavy grown heifers made to 418c/kg. Medium weight plain conditioned cows returning to the paddock averaged 319c and made to 340c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 339c and sold to a top of 355c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls made to 341c/kg. Market Reporter, Trevor Hess.

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Grant Daniel Long report

Prices stayed firm in a smaller yarding with less prime trade to previous weeks. A strong buyer attendance with cows reaching up to 355c. Weaner steers up to 738c with weaner heifers up to 680c.  First calf Hereford cows & calves up to $3,020.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 370c/kg, highest 416c/kg, Av 396.1c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  407.2c/kg, highest  418c/kg, Av 413.7c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 246c/kg, highest  314c/kg, Av 280c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  280c/kg, highest  340c/kg, Av 310c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   302c/kg, highest  355c/kg, Av 328c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest   342c/kg, highest  468c/kg, Av 412c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 390c/kg, highest 442c/kg, Av 417c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  543c/kg, highest 738c/kg, Av 626.9c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  512c/kg, highest 652c/kg, Av 585.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 508c/kg, highest 572c/kg, Av 532c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 490c/kg, highest 568c/kg, Av 543.6c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  436c/kg, highest  570c/kg, Av 507.9c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 520c/kg, highest  680c/kg, Av 589.5c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 450c/kg, highest  580c/kg, Av 518.2c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  486c/kg, highest 486c/kg, Av 486c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  398c/kg, highest 528c/kg, Av 491.3c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  408c/kg, highest  502c/kg, Av 452c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  350c/kg, highest  510c/kg, Av  445.1c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  314c/kg, highest  341c/kg, Av  325.5c/kg



Angus X Bulls sold by KH & MJ Hiscock of Augathella to live exporters 336.2c/kg, 825kg, $2,773.
Angus Cows sold by KH & MJ Hiscock of Augathella to processors 340c/kg, 562kg, $1,911.
Angus Cows sold by MG & TJ Wales of Meandarra to processors 342.2c/kg, 640kg, $2,191.
Limousin X Cows sold by Gaffney Family Trust of Bell to processors 330c/kg, 624kg, $2,059.
Angus X Steers sold by Bookaberry Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 564.2c/kg, 367kg, $2,075.
Charbray Steers sold by D Pointon of Maclagan to feedlotters 490.2c/kg, 467kg, $2,289.
Hereford Steers sold by Bimbil Pty Ltd of Moonie to feedlotters 518.2c/kg, 366kg, $1,899.
Hereford Heifers sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 407.2c/kg, 600kg, $2,443.
Hereford Heifers sold by Bimbil Pty Ltd of Moonie to feedlotters 472.2c/kg, 436kg, $2,061.
Santa X Heifers sold by PD & JM Pohlmann of Jandowae to processors 370.2c/kg, 637kg, $2,360.
Angus Heifers sold by Ray Kelly Family Trust of Taroom to feedlotters 428.2c/kg, 500kg, $2,142.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by BG Lebsanft of Goombungee to restockers 620.2c/kg, 295kg, $1,832.
Santa X Ylg Heifers sold by WA McGuire of Bell to backgrounders 520c/kg, 270kg, $1,404.
Hereford X Cows & Calves sold by Bimbil Pty Ltd of Moonie to restockers $3,020.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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