Dalby sale 18 Dec 2019: Quality back in final sale of year

Beef Central, 18/12/2019

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Yarding 2148 Change -2122

Numbers reduced to half of the previous week’s level to 2,148 head, for the last sale before the Christmas break.

There was a wide variation in the standard of the young cattle, and poor condition classes dominated the relatively large selection of cows.

The fair panel of buyers present included some NSW operators. Most classes of yearling steers averaged close to the previous week’s level. Yearling heifers to feed and the trade experienced only quality related price changes. Restockers were the major buyers in the cow section, and the few cows to processors could not maintain the levels of the previous sale.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 270.2c to average 247c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 280c, with sales to 314.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed also made to 314.2c to average 304c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 186c and made to 235c, and poor quality lines averaged 123c/kg. Yearling heifers in the 280 to 330kg range to feed averaged 226c, with the occasional pen reaching 264.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 236c, and the better classes made to 272.2c to average 263c/kg. Poor condition light weight cows averaged 96c and made to 108.2c/kg. Medium weight poor condition classes returned to the paddock at an average of 165c with sales to 174.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 175c and made to 184.2c/kg. A small sample of good heavy cows made to 198.2c to average 196c/kg.

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report

A total of 2148 head were yarded in Dalby today with GDL yarding 705 head of those. The yard quality was very plain which saw decreases in light heifers and saw a small decrease in store cows.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.  GDL will be selling 6th at the first sale of the new year on the 8th January 2020.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 56.2c/kg, highest 264.4c/kg, Av 186.3c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  66.2c/kg, highest  230.2c/kg, Av 155.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 20.2c/kg, highest  149.2c/kg, Av 135.1c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  130.2c/kg, highest  189.2c/kg, Av 165.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   168.2c/kg, highest  198.2c/kg, Av 196.1c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   270.2c/kg, highest  314.2c/kg, Av 283.2c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 266.2c/kg, highest 274.2c/kg, Av 270.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  172.2c/kg, highest 270.2c/kg, Av 246.7c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest c/kg, highest c/kg, Av c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  272.2c/kg, highest  214.2c/kg, Av 283.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 56.2c/kg, highest  226.2c/kg, Av 166.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  184.2c/kg, highest 264.2c/kg, Av 220.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  223.2c/kg, highest  272.2c/kg, Av 262.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  170.0c/kg, highest  280.0c/kg, Av 206.2c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  102.2c/kg, highest  280.2c/kg, Av 219.2c/kg


Droughtmaster Bull sold by TM Newman of Kumbia to restockers 220.2c/kg, 770kg, $1696.
Angus & Angus Cows sold by Moogoon Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to processors 193.2c/kg, 544kg, $1050.
Angus & Angus Yearling Feeder Heifers sold by Moogoon Pty Ltd of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 253.2c/kg, 390kg, $988.
Charolais X Feeder Steers sold by IJ & JL Smith of Dalby to feedlotters 316.2c/kg, 424kg, $1341.
Angus X Yearling Steers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to backgrounders 285.0c/kg, 286kg, $815.
Brangus Yearling Heifers sold by East Street Properties of Nanango to restockers 220.2c/kg, 248kg, $545.

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


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