Markets

Dalby Sale 14 March: Largest yarding for five years

Beef Central, 15/03/2018

Video market report from Ray White Eastern Rural’s Peter Bird

Yarding 8014 Change 5247

There was the largest yarding of cattle at Dalby for five years. There was an increase in all categories of cattle in a good quality line up of cattle. Consignments were drawn from a wide area, including Northern New South Wales and western Queensland, along with a fair number from local districts. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of heavy milk tooth steers and heifers suitable for the trade and feeders, along with large numbers of yearling steers and heifers that were keenly sought after by feeders and backgrounders, local restockers were keen to acquire cattle since the recent rains.

The market held up well for young cattle for the young cattle with restocker weaner steers selling to a top of 378c to be 10c/kg dearer. Restocker weaner heifers topped at 330c/kg. Feeder steers sold firm to slightly dearer topping at 335c for medium weights to average 308c/kg. Feeder heifers however saw little change selling to 301c to average 288c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of several runs of good quality bullocks and steers, that were down by 6c to 7c, topping at 301c to average 293c/kg. Heifers sold to 281c averaging 261c, down by 10c/kg. The cow market saw heavy cows ease 10c/kg, some sales more in a good quality penning with several runs of medium weight and heavy, high yielding cows offered. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 224c, while heavy cows sold to a top of 242c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report:

It was the largest yarding at Dalby since 2013 with 8014 hd of cattle.  This week saw consignments from Cameron’s Corner, Walgett NSW, Blackall and Dalby’s surrounding area with some very good lines of heavy steers and cows. Heifers saw most lines back 10c and cows 15c easier. – Joe Lehman, GDL Dalby

Prime Quotes
Heifers up to 400kg – lowest 258c/kg, highest 301.2c/kg, Av 285.8c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – lowest 267c/kg, highest 288.2c/kg, Av 280.3c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – lowest 162c/kg, highest 205.2c/kg, Av 178.4c/kg
Cows up 400kg to 520kg – lowest 175c/kg, highest 224.2c/kg, Av 203.6c/kg
Cows over 520kg – lowest 228c/kg, highest 242.2c/kg, Av 232.8c/kg
Steers & Bullocks  up to 500kg – lowest 248.2c/kg, highest 306.2c/kg, Av 285.9c/kg
Steers & Bullocks over 500kg – lowest 277.2c/kg, highest 301.2c/kg, Av 290.1c/kg

Store Quotes
Steers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 330c/kg, highest 378c/kg, Av 359c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – lowest 284.2c/kg, highest 350c/kg, Av 322c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – lowest 280.2c/kg, highest 335.2c/kg, Av 308.1c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – lowest 270c/kg, highest 318.2c/kg, Av 301.6c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – lowest 265c/kg, highest 292.2c/kg, Av 281.9c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – lowest 258c/kg, highest 301.2c/kg, Av 285.8c/kg

Highlights

Santa X steers sold by Krank Industries Rural Services of Bell to processors 285.2c, 664kg, Av $1894
Simmental X steers sold by Lemrex Pty Ltd of Kingaroy to re-stockers 372.2c, 270kg, Av $1007
Angus X heifers sold by Omicron Pastoral of Thargomindah to re-stockers 298.2c, 260kg, Av $776
Santa cows sold by Perrett, Owen & Co of Wandoan to processors 236.2c, 685kg, Av $1617
Simmental X heifers sold by RC & EM Skene of Cecil Plains to processors 288.2c, 442kg, Av $1273
Charolais X steers sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to feedlotters 301.2c, 403kg, Av $1216
Angus bulls sold by Branglebar Pty Ltd of Walgett NSW to processors 258.2c, 880kg, Av $2272
Charolais X heifers sold by Havana Peak Pastoral of Warra to feedlotters 286.2c, 432kg, Av $1237

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

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