Dalby sale 17 Dec 2020: Market closes 2020 on strong note

Beef Central, 17/12/2020

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A combination of very little rain across most of the supply area, and the final sale for 2020 at Dalby, saw the supply of stock reduced slightly to 2,672 head to remained within 150 head of the previous weeks level.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area of the state, and included in the lineup were 1,100 head from five vendors across western districts.

Export buyer attendance was not as good as the previous week, however the regular feed and trade buyers, plus local and interstate restockers were in attendance and active in the market.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock or background experienced strong support with average prices increasing by 30c/kg.

Yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market sold to strong demand for the quality penned. The relatively small selection of cows sold to within a few cents of the previous week. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 618c to average 566c/kg. A large sample of yearling steers under 280kg also made to 618c to average 522c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 429c to 458c, with the occasional sales to 480c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 404c and made to an isolated 444c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 560c to average 511c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 494c and made to 558c and secondary lines averaged 399c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 422c to 427c and made to 442c/kg. Plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 294c to average 270c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows sold to processors at an average of 281c with sales to 286c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 330c/kg.

A pen of calves sold to open auction made to $820/head. The next cattle sale in Dalby will be held on 13th January 2021.

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Grant Daniel Long report

At the Dalby Sale this week, there was a good attendance of buyers, processors, feedlotters, restockers and southern restockers. Prime cattle held well, young cattle improved 30c to 40c. The last sale for the year could not be finished on a better note.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 320c/kg, highest 370c/kg, Av 350c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  290c/kg, highest  340c/kg, Av 320c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 220c/kg, highest  270c/kg, Av 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  265c/kg, highest 285c/kg, Av 275c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest 265c/kg, highest  294c/kg, Av 285c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 340c/kg, highest  390c/kg, Av 375c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 310c/kg, highest 360c/kg, Av 345c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  520c/kg, highest 630c/kg, Av 570c/kg
Steers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest  440c/kg, highest 590c/kg, Av 520c/kg
Steers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest 430c/kg, highest 570c/kg, Av 490c/kg
Steers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest 410c/kg, highest 490c/kg, Av 440c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  390c/kg, highest  444c/kg, Av 410c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 510c/kg, highest  600c/kg, Av 540c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 280kg – Lowest 470c/kg, highest  566c/kg, Av 520c/kg
Heifers 280kg to 330kg – Lowest  430c/kg, highest 520c/kg, Av 460c/kg
Heifers 330kg to 400kg – Lowest  390c/kg, highest 430c/kg, Av 420c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  360c/kg, highest  400c/kg, Av 395c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  310c/kg, highest  350c/kg, Av  320c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  295c/kg, highest  330c/kg, Av  310c/kg


Droughtmaster X Bulls sold by Mt Playfair Cattle Co of Tambo to feedlotters 384.2c/kg, 500kg, $1921.
Angus Bulls sold by Barina Trust of Moonie to feedlotters 380.2c/kg, 355kg, $1349.
Simmental Bulls sold by DWJ & JC Bradshaw of Wandoan to feedlotters 348.2c/kg, 547kg, $1906.
Santa X Cows sold by AR & KD Mills of North Star to processors 286.2c/kg, 462kg, $1324.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by Hailiang Aust Ag Pty Ltd of Thallon to feedlotters 350.0c/kg, 530kg, $1857.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by Hailiang Aust Ag Pty Ltd of Thallon to processors 339.2c/kg, 541kg, $1835.
Santa Heifers sold by WR & JM Ford of Kingaroy to feedlotters 416.2c/kg, 299kg, $1246.
Angus X Heifers sold by AR & KD Mills of North Star to feedlotters 370.2c/kg, 397kg, $1471.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by BJ & HA Weedon of Yamsion to restockers 618.2c/kg, 219kg, $1353.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of North Star to feedlotters 486.2c/kg, 302kg, $1469.
Angus Ylg Steers sold by AR & KD Mills of North Star to feedlotters 444.2c/kg, 401kg, $1783.
Santa Ylg Heifers sold by BJ & HA Weedon of Yamsion to restockers 560.2c/kg, 155kg, $868.
Droughtmaster X Ylg Heifers sold by AR & KD Mills of North Star to processors 388.2c/kg, 275kg, $1067.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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