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Dalby sale 7 June 2017: Quality lines sell to dearer trend

by Beef Central, 08 June 2017

 

Yarding 4610 Change -230

There was a small reduction in supply and buyer attendance was generally good and included some additional support from an interstate export processor. There was a wide variation in the quality of the young light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock and average prices eased, however good quality lines sold to a dearer trend. Average prices for medium weight yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market improved. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. The younger end of the heavy grown steers to export slaughter lifted in price while the bullock portion sold to firm demand. Prices for cows varied as the sale progressed with most of the medium weights averaging 2c to 5c/kg cheaper. However some large runs of good heavy cows towards the end of the sale saw average prices improve by 2c/kg.

A fairly large sample of mixed sex calves returned to the paddock at an average of 371c with some steer calves making to 425.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 371c with some top end quality lines reaching 412.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 348c and made to 363.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged in the early 320c range and made to 334.2c/kg. A good supply of light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers and backgrounders, to average 334c, with sales to 336.2c/kg. Stronger supermarket support on the medium weight yearling heifers lifted average prices by 3c to 322c with sales to 336.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed sold in the 290c/kg range.

The younger end of the heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 320.2c to average 306c and the best of the bullocks made to 318.2c to average 301c/kg. Restockers were very active on plain condition cows with a good sample averaging 235c with some to 254.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors mostly sold around 213c with sales to 220.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 258.2c, a fairly large sample averaging 247c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 280c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long’s Joe Lehman said the market was firm to dearer, small percentage of plainer cattle was yarded.

“Most of the yarding was still in good condition,” Mr Lehman said.

“We do need rain to lift oat crops to keep market going.”

Mr Lehman also noted the sad passing of Graham Egan from Glen Innes, NSW. “Graham was one of the top auctioneers that I’ve ever seen in action – no nonsense sort of bloke”.

Highlights from GDL’s yarding of 1,302 head included:

Droughtmaster x Cows of Millmerran sold to processors 238c, 450kg, average $1072
Angus heifers of Millmerran sold to restockers 328c, 308kg, average $1011
Angus steers of Millmerran sold to feedlotters 326.2c, 463kg, average $1510
Simmental heifers of Millmerran sold to feedlotters 325c, 396kg, average $1289
Simmental bull of Millmerran sold to processors 245c, 670kg, average $1641
Simmental x steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 396.2c, 225kg, average $891
Simmental x heifers of Kingaroy sold to feedlotters 346.2c, 222kg, average $769
Simmental x heifers of Kingaroy sold to feedlotters 361.2c, 195kg, average $706
Charolais x steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 382.2c, 175kg, average $668
DM x heifers t of Kingaroy sold o restockers 340c, 173kg, average $589
DM bull of Kingaroy sold to processors 268.2c, 805kg, average $2159
Simmental yearling bulls of Kingaroy sold to restockers 344.2c, 312kg, average $1075
DM yearling bulls of Kingaroy sold to restockers 332c, 273kg, average $881
DM heifers of Kingaroy sold to processors 321.2c, 271kg, average $873
DM cows of Kingaroy sold to processors 254.2c, 585kg, average $1487
Charolais steers of Kingaroy sold to restockers 398.2c, 238kg, average $948
Santa x cows of Moonie sold to processors 254.2c,  680kg, average $1728
Santa x cows of Moonie sold to processors 230.2c,  445kg, average $1024
Angus Bull of Moonie sold to processors 272.2c, 860kg, average $2340
Angus x heifers of St George sold to processes 274.2c, 457kg, average $1253
Brahman x cows of St George sold to processors 236.2c, 472kg, average $1116
Angus x steers of Bollon sold to restockers 374.2c,   257kg, average $964
Charolais x heifers of Bollon sold to restockers 342.2c, 217kg, average $743
DM x cows of Bollon sold to processors 239.2c, 522kg, average $1248
Charolais steers of Chinchilla sold to restockers 338.2c, 431kg, average $1459
Santa x steers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 378.2c, 303kg, average $1147
Santa yearling bulls of Kumbia sold to restockers 346.2c, 257kg, average $891
Santa x heifers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 328.2c, 261kg, average $858
Charolais x steers of Kumbia sold to restockers 397.2c, 265kg, average $1055
Charbray heifers of Kumbia sold to feedlotters 320c, 312kg, average $1001
Santa heifers of Yamison sold to feedlotters  344.2c, 238kg, average $819
DM heifers t of Tambo sold to feedlotters 304.2c, 317kg, average $964
Santa x heifers of Tambo sold to processors 270c, 530kg, average $1431
DM x heifers of Tambo sold to processors 288.2c, 466kg, average $1344
Santa x cows of Tambo sold to processors 254.2c, 667kg, average $1695
Santa x cows of Blackall sold to processors 257.2c, 685kg, average $1763
Charolais x steers of Maclagan sold to restockers 376.2c, 293kg, average $1103
DM x cows of Maclagan sold to processors 243.2c, 625kg, average $1520
Limousin x heifers of The Gums sold to processors 291.2c, 513kg, average $1494
Angus x heifers of The Gums sold to feedlotters 336.2c, 334kg, average $1124
Angus bull of The Gums sold to processors 276.2c, 750kg, average $2071
Simmental bull of Edge Water sold to processors 280c, 915kg, average $2562

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



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