Dalby sale 7 April 2021: Strong demand in bigger yarding

Beef Central, 15/04/2021

Yarding 4195 Change 3,155

A full panel of export buyers was present and operating, plus the regular feed and trade buyers, as well as local and interstate restockers.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 18c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed the domestic market averaged 4c/kg dearer.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to a cheaper trend, however top end quality lines sold close to the previous weeks level. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed improved in price by up to 25c/kg in places. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed experienced very little change in price.

The larger supply of cows sold to a mixed trend with plain condition cows returning to the paddock improving in price by 8c, however good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 11c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and made to 670.2c a large sample averaging 583c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 475c to 507c, with the occasional sale to 546c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 436c and made to 474c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background made to 606c with a large selection averaging 526c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 436c to 458c with sales to 504c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 422c to average 395c/kg. Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 410c to average 380c/kg.

A small selection of bullocks over 750kg to export processors made to 367.2c/kg.

Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 298c to average 285c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to export processors averaged 262c, and 3 scores 279c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to 307c to average 296c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 310c a fair sample averaging 300c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls 313c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

This week saw a larger yarding due to a full week and clearer weather.  Fat cows sold to a slightly cheaper trend with the remaining market holding firm or selling to a dearer trend.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 364c/kg, highest 384c/kg, Av 373.5c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  337c/kg, highest  363c/kg, Av 353.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 232c/kg, highest  244c/kg, Av 240.2c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  288c/kg, highest  307c/kg, Av 295.6c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   290c/kg, highest  310c/kg, Av 300.4c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest   338c/kg, highest  410c/kg, Av 380.4c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 346c/kg, highest 367.2c/kg, Av 354c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  616c/kg, highest 654c/kg, Av 634c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  462c/kg, highest 670c/kg, Av 582.6c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 453c/kg, highest 546c/kg, Av 507c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 438c/kg, highest 532c/kg, Av 475.2c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  402c/kg, highest  474c/kg, Av 435.8c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 520c/kg, highest  598c/kg, Av 550.4c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 442c/kg, highest  606c/kg, Av 526.1c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  438c/kg, highest 504c/kg, Av 458.7c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  444c/kg, highest 470c/kg, Av 462.1c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  372c/kg, highest  422.2c/kg, Av 394.8c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  333c/kg, highest  410c/kg, Av  382.2c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  290c/kg, highest  313c/kg, Av  301.5c/kg


Droughtmaster Bulls sold by R Ryan of Kingaroy to processors 305.2c/kg, 665kg, $2,029.

Angus & Angus Cows sold by MacQueen Partnership of Millmerran to processors 305.2c/kg, 741kg, $2,263.

Santa Steers sold by GH & NG Weldon of Wandoan to feedlotters 368.2c/kg, 581kg, $2,142.

Angus & Angus Ylg Bulls sold by Merivale Farms of Bell to re-stockers 432.2c/kg, 417kg, $1,804.

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by Currawilla Pastoral Co. of Windorah to re-stockers 612.2c/kg, 259kg, $1,585.

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 616.2c/kg, 241kg, $1,488.

Simmental Ylg Heifers sold by GT & CE Patteson of Kingaroy to re-stockers 580c/kg, 230kg, $1,334.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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