Dalby Sale 28 March: Prices firm to stronger in smaller yarding

Beef Central, 29/03/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Wyatt Wrigley

Yarding 2645 Change -2816

Similar to some other markets the approaching Easter break reduced the supply of stock to less than half of the previous week’s level. A fair panel of buyers was present and operating across all categories. Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock experienced only quality related price changes. Medium weight yearling steers to feed sold to strong demand and heavy weight yearling steers were well supplied and sold very close to the previous week’s level. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade sold to a dearer trend. Heavy grown steers and bullocks were too small in numbers to reliably quote. However the market responded to the short supply of cows and prices lifted by 10c to 12c/kg.

Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 378.2c to average 367c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 342c with some to 375c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 290c and made to 306.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 291c with some to 298.2c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers averaged 289c with isolated pens to 330c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 278c and made to 292.2c and the few heavy weights to feed also averaging 278c and made to 280.2c/kg.

A small number of heavy grown steers made to 282.2c to average 281c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 200c while the better 4 scores averaging 219c and made to 227.2c/kg. A large sample of good heavy cows averaged 228c with a pen of heifers and cows mixed making to 237.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 248.2c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report:

The upcoming Easter break reduced the yarding to 2645 head. Prices were firm to better across most classes. Cows lifted by 10-12 cents, while heavy weight feeder steers and heifers remained close to the previous weeks prices. Lightweight yearling steers met strong demand however the plainer type yearling heifers to re-stockers were around 20 cents cheaper. Joe Lehman, GDL, Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 204.2c/kg, highest 257.2c/kg, Av 253.2c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 230c/kg, highest 262.2c/kg, Av 258c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 142.2c/kg, highest 200c/kg, Av 196c/kg
Cows 400kg to 520kg – lowest 174.2c/kg, highest 227.2c/kg, Av 218c/kg
Cows over 520kg – lowest 220c/kg, highest 237.2c/kg, Av 227c/kg
Steers & Bullocks 400kg to 500kg – lowest 270c/kg, highest 298.2c/kg, Av 291c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 240c/kg, highest 284.2c/kg, Av 273c/kg

Store Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 296.2c/kg, highest 375c/kg, Av 342c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – lowest 296.2c/kg, highest 320c/kg, Av 310c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – lowest 262.2c/kg, highest 306.2c/kg, Av 292c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 214.2c/kg, highest 335c/kg, Av 270c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – lowest 254c/kg, highest 282.2c/kg, Av 269c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – lowest 226.2c/kg, highest 281.2c/kg, Av 266c/kg


Brahman heifers sold by RA, JC & DR Sorley of Bell to processors 255c, 513kg, Av $1310

Angus X steers sold by McNaulty Bros of Talwood to feedlotters 290.2c, 497kg, Av $1443

Charolais X Ylg steers sold by M Patch of Kingaroy to re-stockers 354.2c, 255kg, Av $903

Wagyu bulls sold by K & J Brennan of Chinchilla to processors 240c, 755kg, Av $1812

Brahman X cows sold by BW & SM Webster of Chinchilla to processors 231.2c, 628kg, Av $1451

Angus X heifers sold by AN & YE Watts of Millmerran to feedlotters 280c, 416kg, Av $1167

Santa Ylg heifers sold by A Edwards of Quilpie to re-stockers 270c, 262kg, Av $707

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


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your comment will not appear until it has been moderated.
Contributions that contravene our Comments Policy will not be published.


Get Beef Central's news headlines emailed to you -