Dalby sale 8 March 2017: Market firm to cheaper for smaller yarding

James Nason, 09/03/2017



Yarding 4075 Change -1178

Numbers were down by 1,200 for a yarding of 4,075 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, with a large percentage of light yearlings and weaner cattle offered. There was a fair penning of bullocks, steers and heifers, and cows were also well supplied. Quality of the young cattle was fairly good with several runs of well-bred cattle through the sale suitable for backgrounders and feeders.

The market was firm to a cheaper trend with feeder steers selling 3c cheaper topping at 331c to average 324c/kg. Feeder heifers saw little change topping at 320c to average 306c/kg. Restocker and back ground cattle met strong demand from Southern and North Western orders as well as local areas. Light restocker yearling steers sold to a top of 382c to average 359c, while light restocker yearling heifers topped at 368c to average 339c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle was of mixed quality. Bullocks and steers sold firm to slightly easier ranging from 261c to 285c/kg. Heifers sold to a top of 284c/kg. Cows were 5c to 10c cheaper with 3 score medium weights averaging 218c and heavy cows sold to a top of 226c/kg.


GDL Dalby market report

A total of 4075 cattle were yarded at Dalby yesterday.

Export cattle were easier by 2-8c, weaners and lighter restocker cattle very firm.

Results from GDL’s yarding of 1506 cattle included:

Gibson Partnership of Dalby sold:
Santa cross bulls to processors 237.2c, 639kg, average $1516.
Charolais cross feeder heifers 279.2c, 480kg, average $1341.
Charolais cross steers 283.2c, 632kg, average $1789.
Charolais cross steers 283.2c, 686kg, average $1943.

TB & ER Mansfield of Durong sold:
Charolais bulls to processors 236.2c, 720kg, average $1700.
Charolais cross feeder steers 323.2c, 404kg, average $1307.
Santa cross cows to processors 214.2c, 457kg, average $978.
Charolais feeder heifers 295.2c, 375kg, average $1109.
Santa cross cows and calves to restockers average $1640.
Angus cross cows and calves fresh condition average $1500.

BN RN & SJ Bolam of Cunnamulla sold:
Charolais cross bulls to restockers 278.2c, 325kg, average $906.
Brahman cross cows to processors 218c, 443kg, average $966.
Angus cross heifers to restockers 322.2c, 212kg, average $685.

Pigurra Grazing Co of Blackall sold:
Santa bulls to restockers 276.2c, 377kg, average $1043.
Shorthorn feeder steers 308.2c, 484kg, average $1431.
Shorthorn feeder steers 313.2c, 435kg, average $1362.

Past Properties QLD of Kumbia sold:
Angus feeder steers MT 352.2c, 519kg, average $1688.
Angus heifers to processors 283.2c, 438kg, average $1241.

GW & YS Robertson of Mt Tyson sold:
Good frame Cows light cond with young calves to restockers average $1200.

Downes Family Trust sold:
DM cross feeder heifers 320.2c, 290kg, average $931.
DM cross steers to restockers 358.2c, 281kg, average $1008.

Dries Past of St George sold:
DM cross steers to restockers 367.2c, 330kg, average $1211.
DM cross heifers to restockers 344.2c, 251kg, average $866.

LT & BM Erbacher of Chinchilla sold:
A line of VGQ Hereford weaner heifers to average 362c, 182kg, average $658.

GP & JL Calvert of Kingaroy sold:
Angus cross feeder steers 310c, 480kg, average $1490.

KA & EJ Hamblin of Miles sold:
Hereford feeder steers 2T 325c, 417kg, average $1357.


Sources: NLRS, Eastern Rural, Grant Daniel Long


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