Dalby sale 11 Dec 2019: Prime cattle firm, store cows stronger

Beef Central, 12/12/2019

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Yarding 4270 Change -1266

Numbers reduced by 1266 head to 4270, for the second last sale before the Christmas break.

Mixed quality cows continued to dominate the grown cattle section, with more than half of the cows returning to the paddock.

The usual feeder and restocker buyers were in attendance and operating, however two of the major export processors were absent from the buying panel.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock improved in price for the quality penned. Yearling steers to feed the domestic market averaged 1c to 10c/kg better. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 14c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to feed, restockers or background averaged 20c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed improved by 17c/kg. Poor condition cows returning to the paddock improved in price by 8c and up to 30c/kg in places. However heavy cows to processors sold to within 1c to 2c/kg of the previous sale.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 260.2c to average 238c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 251c with sales to 298.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged in the 290c range with sales to 311.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 315c to average 306c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers averaged 225c with sales to 250.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 280.2c with the largest numbers averaging 255c/kg.

Light weight poor condition cows returned to the paddock at an average of 136c, and the medium weights averaged 179c and made to 193.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 173c and made to 187.2c/kg.

Good heavy cows made to 221.2c to average 213c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 284.2c/kg

Full report from NLRS click here

Grant Daniel Long report

Fat cattle held firm on last week, with store cows stronger. Second round cattle were dearer on last week.

Next week there is a special ‘Feeder and Store Sale’ where GDL are selling 1st.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 82.2c/kg, highest 228.3c/kg, Av 210.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  230.2c/kg, highest  265.2c/kg, Av 254.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 41.2c/kg, highest  165.2c/kg, Av 135.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  128.2c/kg, highest  211.2c/kg, Av 186.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   179.2c/kg, highest  221.2c/kg, Av 190.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   242.2c/kg, highest  286.2c/kg, Av 269.1c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 266.2c/kg, highest 278.2c/kg, Av 270.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  60.2c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 199.0c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 224.2c/kg, highest 311.2c/kg, Av 255.5c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  266.2c/kg, highest  315.0c/kg, Av 283.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 65.2c/kg, highest  260.2c/kg, Av 234.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  170.2c/kg, highest 280.2c/kg, Av 268.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  230.0c/kg, highest  265.2c/kg, Av 252.9c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  150.0c/kg, highest  284.2c/kg, Av  246.7c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  152.2c/kg, highest  284.2c/kg, Av  251.6c/kg


Angus & Angus Bulls sold by Culgoa Beef of Dirranbandi to exporters 248.2c/kg, 715kg, $1774.
Angus & Angus Store Cows sold by O’Brien Brigalows Pastoral Co of Roma to restockers 193.2c/kg 504kg, $974.
Santa Store Cows sold by Greenup P/L of Eidsvold to feedlotters 189.2c/kg, 448kg, $848.
Santa X Feeder Steers sold by Daniel Livestock P/L of Windorah to feedlotters 306.2c/kg 400kg, $1227.
Droughtmaster Feeder Steers sold by Sunnyside Pastoral Co (QLD) Pty Ltd of Wandoan to feedlotters 294.2c/kg, 405kg, $1192.
Charolais X Heavy Heifers sold by Brewer Boys Farming of Bell to processors 259.2c/kg, 385kg, $997.
Santa Yearling Steers sold by CR & TW Baker of Wandoan to backgrounders 296.2c/kg, 293kg, $870.
Charolais Yearling Heifers sold by RT & VK Cullen of Maidenwell to processors 230.0c/kg, 247kg, $569.

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


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