Dalby sale 7 April 2021: Most classes dearer

Beef Central, 08/04/2021

Yarding 2040 Change -658

The return of some follow-up rain across the usual supply area reduced the number of stock down by 658 head to 1,040 at Dalby.

Export buyer attendance was good, with the return of one major export processor.

The regular feed and trade plus restockers were present and active.

Most classes sold to a dearer trend with yearling steers to feed and restockers improving by 6c to 16c/kg. Yearling heifers also experienced some price improvements. However cows gained the most to regain the previous weeks losses to average 8c and up to 34c/kg better. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 696.2c to average 656c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 666c to average 565c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 471c to 520c with sales to . 534.2c/kg.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 452c and made to a top of 470.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg averaged 583c and made to 620c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 466c and made to 472.2c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 277c and made to 283c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows to processors averaged 276c, and the better 4 scores averaged 294c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 317.2c with a fair sample averaging 312c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls averaged 22c dearer and made to 321c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

Today saw a reduced yarding due to good falls of rain in the surrounding area.  There was a good attendance of buyers, exporters, feeders and re-stockers. Heavy cows lifted 30c with the rest of the categories fully firm on last week.  Heavy feeder steers 20c dearer.

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 396c/kg, highest 396c/kg, Av 396c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  330c/kg, highest  358c/kg, Av 354.9c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 186c/kg, highest  186c/kg, Av 186c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  294c/kg, highest  297c/kg, Av 294.5c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   294c/kg, highest  317c/kg, Av 311.8c/kg
Steers & bullocks up to 500kg – Lowest   346c/kg, highest  398c/kg, Av 369.5c/kg
Steers & bullocks over 500kg  – Lowest 359.2c/kg, highest 359.2c/kg, Av 359.2c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes
Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  600c/kg, highest 696c/kg, Av 655.8c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  472c/kg, highest 666c/kg, Av 565c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 456c/kg, highest 534.2c/kg, Av 520c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 430c/kg, highest 520c/kg, Av 470.8c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  428c/kg, highest  470.2c/kg, Av 451.7c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 562c/kg, highest  620c/kg, Av 583c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 440c/kg, highest  591c/kg, Av 519.8c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  450c/kg, highest 472.2c/kg, Av 465.7c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  410c/kg, highest 466.2c/kg, Av 436.8c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  346c/kg, highest  364c/kg, Av 350.7c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  346c/kg, highest  364c/kg, Av  358c/kg
Slaughter Bulls – Lowest  290c/kg, highest  321c/kg, Av  307.9c/kg


Simmental X Cows sold by AJ & SJ Smith of St George to processors 317.2c/kg, 645kg, $2,045.

Charbray Steers sold by Lambert Pastoral Co of Blackall to feedlotters 470.2c/kg, 413kg, $1,941.

Simmental X Heifers sold by AJ & SJ Smith of St George to processors 347.2c/kg, 627kg, $2,178.

Charolais Ylg Steers sold by GC & DR Bussey of Maclagan to feedlotters 520c/kg, 363g, $1,890.

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by BJ & DM Cooke of Meandarra to re-stockers 656.2c/kg, 222kg, $1,460.

Simmental Ylg Steers sold by BJ & DM Cooke of Meandarra to re-stockers 696.2c/kg, 190kg, $1,328.

Limousin X Ylg Heifers sold by PD & JM Pohlmann of Jandowae to feedlotters 466.2c/kg, 335kg, $1,561

Simmental Ylg Heifers sold by BJ & DM Cooke of Meandarra to feedlotters 491.2c/kg, 300kg, $1,477.

Simmental Ylg Heifers sold by BJ & DM Cooke of Meandarra to re-stockers 586.2c/kg, 167kg, $980.

Sources: Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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