Dalby sale 8 Nov 2017: Strong market for 4740 head

Beef Central, 09/11/2017

Yarding 4740 Change 1763

Cattle were drawn from a wide supply area including consignments from South Australia. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, along with increased numbers from all categories. The yarding of young cattle consisted of several runs of yearling steers and heifers suitable for feeders and backgrounders being predominantly well-bred cattle in 2 score condition.

Competition was strong with feeder and restocker yearling steers holding firm. The medium weight feeder steers sold from 315c to a top of 331c/kg. Heavy yearling feeder steers reached 316c/kg. A good supply of light restocker yearling steers sold to 332c, to average 346c/kg. Feeder heifers held firm with medium weights topping at 310c to average 300c/kg. There were a number of very light steers and heifers, mainly from the west that ranged from 308c to 424c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of some good runs of well finished heavy steers and bullocks along with heavy and medium weight cows. Bullocks and steers sold firm to slightly dearer topping at 305c, to average 300c/kg. However, heavy feeder steers eased, to average 290c/kg. Grown heifers met strong demand selling to a top of 282c/kg. The cow market was 6c dearer for the heavy weights and firm to 3c/kg dearer for the medium weights. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 227c, while the heavy 4 score cows sold to a top of 246c/kg.

Grant Daniel Long report:

A draft of 463 feeder steers, Brangus/Hereford/Brahman/Droughtmaster cross from Quilpie created a lot of interest from the buyer’s panel today. Steers averaged 326.7c at 301kg, to bring average $985. The yarding was made up of cattle from Dirranbandi, Goondiwindi, Augathella, Meandarra, Murgon, Proston as well as the Dalby area. A very strong market from start to finish.

Brahman steers of Dalby processors 296.2c, 652kg, average $1931
Brahman bulls of Dalby to processors 255.2c, 679kg, average $1733
Brahman cross cows of Dalby to processors 242.2c, 530kg, average $1283
Brahman cross cows/calves of Hungerford to re-stocker average $1470
Shorthorn cross cows of Hungerford to processors 240.0c, 481kg, average $1154
Shorthorn cows of Hungerford to processors 230.0c, 399kg, average $918
Santa cross cows of Wandoan to processors 239.2c, 568kg, average $1358
Charolais cross steers of Bell to feedlotters 313.2c, 448kg, average $1405
Santa cross heifers of Bell to feedlotters 300.0c, 331kg, average $994
Brahman cross steers of Kingaroy to feedlotters 300.2c, 388kg, average $1166
Santa heifers of Augathella to feedlotters 282.2c, 329kg, average $929
Santa steers of Oakey to feedlotters 314.2c, 447kg, average $1405
Angus cross steers of Dirranbandi to re-stockers 368.2c, 263kg, average $968
Angus cross heifers of Dirranbandi to re-stockers 336.2c, 255kg, average $860
Charolais cross steers of Kingaroy to re-stockers 340.0c, 239kg, average $812
Angus steers of Goondiwindi to feedlotters 320.0c, 365kg, average $1170
Santa cross cows/calves of Meandarra to re-stockers average $1410
Santa cross steers of Augathella to feedlotters 318.2c, 400kg, average $1272
Brahman cross steers of Thargomindah to re-stockers 336.2c, 267kg, average $899
Brahman cross cows of Thargomindah to processors 242.0c, 510kg, average $1234
Santa cross steers of Tara to processors 297.2c, 588kg, average $1749
Santa steers of Tara to feedlotters 312.2c, 452kg, average $1412
Charbray steers of Manumbar to feedlotters 327.2c, 356kg, average $1167
Charbray heifers of Manumbar to feedlotters 288.2c, 346kg, average $999
Santa cross bulls of Quilpie to re-stockers 420.2c, 145kg, average $609
Brahman cross steers of Quilpie to feedlotters 302.2c, 435kg, average $1314
Angus steers of Tara to feedlotters 320.0c, 348kg, average $1115
Angus heifers of Tara to feedlotters 324.2c, 326kg, average $1057
Source: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long


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