Dalby sale 4 Dec 2019: Weaners sell to cheaper rates

Beef Central, 05/12/2019

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Overall quality has declined from the previous week, with larger numbers of drought affected classes included in the lineup.

A fair panel of buyers was present and operating, however not all the major export processors were in attendance.

Lightweight drought affected young cattle received very little support from restockers and backgrounders.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market generally sold to strong demand for the quality penned. Heavyweight yearling steers to feed experienced some quality related price changes. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 8c/kg cheaper.

Virtually no heavy grown steers and bullocks were penned.

Prices for cows tended to stabilise and received some improvement in places following the large losses experienced the previous week.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 308.2c with the largest numbers in the high 280c to 290c/kg range. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 301.2c to average 292c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 265c to average 238c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 251c, and a small selection to the trade made to an isolated 295.2c/kg.

Very lightweight poor condition cows averaged 77c, however poor condition medium weights sold to restocker at an average of 144c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores also sold to restockers at an average of 182c/kg. Good heavy cows to processors averaged 215c and made to 223.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 246.2c/kg.

Please note due to technical issues not all the sale data was available to complete this report

Full report from NLRS click here

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Heavy cattle remained the same with the better quality lines of feeder and heavier store cows seeing a slight increase. Light weight weaner cattle sold to a lot cheaper market due to the ongoing dry weather.

GDL will be selling 4th next week. There will also be an extra feeder and store sale held on the 18th of December with GDL selling 1st.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 190.2c/kg, highest 265.2c/kg, Av 208.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  172.2c/kg, highest  295.2c/kg, Av 212.2c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 12.2c/kg, highest  184.2c/kg, Av 127.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  98.2c/kg, highest  210.2c/kg, Av 178.2c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   175.2c/kg, highest  223.2c/kg, Av 197.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   80.0c/kg, highest  258.2c/kg, Av 230.3c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 180.2c/kg, highest 242.2c/kg, Av 220.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  170.2c/kg, highest 270.2c/kg, Av 230.2c/kg
Steers 280kg to 400kg – Lowest 180.2c/kg, highest 308.2c/kg, Av 249.2c/kg
Feeder steers 400kg+ – Lowest  172.2c/kg, highest  306.2c/kg, Av 251.2c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 320kg – Lowest 104.2c/kg, highest  252.2c/kg, Av 180.2c/kg
Heifers 320kg to 370kg – Lowest  190.0c/kg, highest 265.2c/kg, Av 230.2c/kg
Feeder heifers over 370kg – Lowest  172.2c/kg, highest  265.2c/kg, Av 240.2c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  124.2c/kg, highest  254.2c/kg, Av  226.2c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  156.2c/kg, highest  246.2c/kg, Av  213.0c/kg


Charolais Young Bulls sold by Postle Pastoral Co of Dalby to processors 256.2c/kg, 710kg, $1819.
Charbray Heavy Bulls sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to processors 233.2c/kg, 1075kg, $2506.
Santa Cows sold by Southwest Grazing of Moonie to processors 217.2c/kg, 581kg, $1262.
Droughtmaster X Feeder Steers sold by AR & MC Sharp of Wandoan to feedlotters 302.2c/kg, 471kg, $1425.
Charolais Light Feeder Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Jandowae to feedlotters 300.0c/kg, 337kg, $1013.
Charolais X Feeder Heifers sold by SR Reynolds of Pittsworth to feedlotters 261.2c/kg, 299kg, $781.
Brangus X Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 232.2c/kg, 255kg, $587.

Sources: NLRS, Ray White Eastern Rural


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