Dalby sale 9 Dec 2020: Smaller offering for second last sale of year

Beef Central, 10/12/2020

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Yarding 2825 Change -955

The supply of stock reduced to 2,825 head the lowest level for 14 weeks, at the second last sale before the annual break at Dalby.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area including far Western Queensland as well as South Australia. The regular export buyers were in attendance and operating along with the usual feed and trade buyers, plus local and interstate restockers.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock sold to a dearer trend. Yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market also experienced a lift in average prices. The fair sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors averaged 6c/kg better. Medium weight cows returning to the paddock improved in price by 16c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors averaged 2c/kg dearer.

Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 568c to average 529c/kg. A relatively large selection of yearling steers under 280kg averaged 493c and sold to 556c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 440c to 461c with a few pens reaching 496c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 426c to average 416c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock or background averaged from 460c to 474c and made to 518c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 411c to 429c and sold to 450c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 384c and made to 408c/kg. Bullocks made to 365.2c to average 352c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 290c with the occasional pen reaching 314c/kg.

Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to 295c to average 289c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls to export processors made to 316c, with one heavy weight bull returning to the paddock at 356c/kg.

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Grant Daniel Long report

With the forecast predicting rain, we saw a smaller yarding. A good panel of buyer’s present saw all markets sell to a dearer trend. A quality line of Store Cows from Muttaburra was a highlight of the sale, making 314.2 c/kg @ 450kg, $1,413.90/hd.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 406c/kg, highest 428c/kg, Av 411c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  350c/kg, highest  354c/kg, Av 353c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 259c/kg, highest  274c/kg, Av 266c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  281c/kg, highest  289c/kg, Av 283c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   279c/kg, highest  295c/kg, Av 288c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   359c/kg, highest  365c/kg, Av 363c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 348c/kg, highest 365c/kg, Av 352c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  440c/kg, highest 568c/kg, Av 529c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest  432c/kg, highest 556c/kg, Av 493c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 400c/kg, highest 460c/kg, Av 440c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  381c/kg, highest  426c/kg, Av 416c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 438c/kg, highest  502c/kg, Av 474c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 430c/kg, highest  518c/kg, Av 460c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest  352c/kg, highest 394c/kg, Av 365c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  357c/kg, highest  408c/kg, Av 384c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  352c/kg, highest  476c/kg, Av  395c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  303c/kg, highest  316c/kg, Av  310c/kg


Droughtmaster Bulls sold by JJ & BA Warby of Meandarra to processors 315c/kg, 855kg, $2693.
Angus Cows sold by JH Fairfax & Son Pastoral of Goondiwindi to processors 290.2c/kg, 579kg, $1681.
Droughtmaster X Steers sold by F Turnbull of Muttaburra to restockers 568.2c/kg, 160kg, $909.
Angus X Steers sold by JA Dries of St George to restockers 544.2c/kg, 214kg, $1164.
Charolais Steers sold by A Keith & Co of Bell to feedlotters 482.2c/kg, 295kg, $1424.
Charolais X Steers sold by AT & SM Billsborough of Moonie to restockers 472.2c/kg, 329kg, $1554.
Santa Steers sold by Milan Milocivic of Quilpie to processors 348.2c/kg, 617kg, $2150.
Charbray Heifers sold by F Turnbull of Muttaburra to restockers 496.2c/kg, 158kg, $785.
Charolais X Heifers sold by East Street Properties of Kingaroy to feedlotters 436.2c/kg, 332kg, $1450.
Simmental X Heifers sold by LA & MT Calvert of Nanango to local butcher 385.2c/kg, 381kg, $1467.
Hereford Heifers sold by WC Lowien of Kaimkillenbun to processors 329.2c/kg, 619kg, $2037.
Shorthorn Heifers sold by MF & AHM Rayner of St George to processors 326.2c/kg, 553kg, $1805.
Santa X Ylg Bulls sold by CR & TW Baker of Taroom to feedlotters 428.2c/kg, 326kg, $1398.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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