Dalby sale 23 Sep 2020: Heavy cows back over 300c

James Nason, 24/09/2020

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The supply of stock reduced by 1,075 head to 3,266 at Dalby.

Buyer attendance was good with all the major export processors and feeder operators in attendance and active, plus the return of interstate and local restockers.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 20c/kg better and more in places. Yearling steers to feed sold tovery solid demand.

A very good quality line up of light weight yearling heifers sold for future breeders averaged 30c/kg dearer.

Yearling heifers to feed remained very close to the previous weeks improved prices.

A fair selection of medium and heavy grown steers and bullocks received very strong support from processors as well as feeder operators.

All classes of cows improved in price with average prices 11c to 15c/kg better.

A large selection of yearling steers under 200kg made to 540.2c to average 503c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg averaged 453c and made to 488c/kg. Well bred yearling steers under 330kg returned to the paddock at an average of 493c, with sales to 503.2c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 403c to 417c with sales to 444c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 387c and made to 397.2c/kg.

Yearling heifers under 200kg sold to restockers at an average of 495c with sales to 526.2c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg also made to 526c to average 466c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 389c to 393c, with sales to 414c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 367c and made to 380c/kg.

Medium weight 4 tooth steers to feed made to 390c to average 342c/kg. Heavy weight grown steers to export processors averaged 354c, and the bullock portion made to 364c to average 341c/kg.

Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 275c, and the best of the medium weights sold to 295c/kg. Good heavy weight cows averaged 291c with sales to 303c/kg.

Heavy weight bulls were noticeably dearer to average 315c with sales to 358.2c/kg.

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GDL report

Quality yarding  with all major processors attending. Good quality of lightweight restocking cattle on offer. Yearling future breeders sold to 30c dearer and fat cows making over 300c again.

Prime Quotes

Heifers up to 400kg – Lowest 355c/kg, highest 380c/kg, Av 367c/kg
Heifers over 400kg – Lowest  322c/kg, highest  360c/kg, Av 349c/kg
Cows up to 400kg – Lowest 250c/kg, highest  250c/kg, Av 250c/kg
Cows 400kg to 500kg – Lowest  266c/kg, highest  279c/kg, Av 274c/kg
Cows over 500kg – Lowest   277c/kg, highest  303c/kg, Av 291c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest   320c/kg, highest  362c/kg, Av 342c/kg
Steers & bullocks – Lowest 347c/kg, highest 356c/kg, Av 351c/kg

Store & Feeder Quotes

Steers up to 200kg – Lowest  436c/kg, highest 540c/kg, Av 502c/kg
Steers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest  420c/kg, highest 488c/kg, Av 453c/kg
Steers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest 384c/kg, highest 430c/kg, Av 403c/kg
Feeder steers over 400kg – Lowest  380c/kg, highest  397c/kg, Av 387c/kg
Heifers up to 200kg – Lowest 396c/kg, highest  526c/kg, Av 495c/kg
Heifers 200kg to 300kg – Lowest 394c/kg, highest  526c/kg, Av 466c/kg
Heifers 300kg to 400kg – Lowest  322c/kg, highest 360c/kg, Av 349c/kg
Feeder heifers over 400kg – Lowest  355c/kg, highest  380c/kg, Av 367c/kg
Feeder/Boat Bulls – Lowest  406c/kg, highest  406c/kg, Av  406c/kg
Kill Bulls – Lowest  298c/kg, highest  340c/kg, Av  315c/kg


Brangus Bulls sold by R Perrett of Wandoan to processors 340.0c/kg, 1000kg, $3400.
Simmental Bulls sold by J Berghofer of Kingaroy to processors 314.2c/kg, 718kg, $2257.
Brangus Bulls sold by Schwarz & Tighe of Westmar to feedlotters 345.2c/kg, 520kg, $1795.
Droughtmaster Cows sold MC & WJ McCarthy of Thargomindah to processors 301.2c/kg, 599kg, $1804.
Santa Cows sold by Owen Perrett & Co of Wandoan to processors 287.2c/kg, 586kg, $1685.
Droughtmaster X Oxen sold by MC & WJ McCarthy of Thargomindah to processors 349.2c/kg, 622kg, $2172.
Milk tooth/2 tooth Santa X Steers sold by Schwarz & Tighe of Westmar to processors 357.2c/kg, 537kg, $1918.
Brangus Steers sold by PJ & CC Trebbin of Kingaroy to feedlotters 403.2c/kg, 441kg, $1779.
Santa X Steers sold by Greenfields Grazing Pty Ltd of Wandoan to processors 345.2c/kg, 682kg, $2354.
Droughtmaster Heifers sold by V, ME & HW Knopke of Kingaroy to feedlotters 380.0c/kg, 434kg, $1650.
Angus & Angus Ylg Steers sold by VN & LF Coleborn of Miles to restockers 466.2c/kg, 258kg, $1206.
Droughtmaster Ylg Heifers sold by Tooloombilla of Hannaford to feedlotters 366.2c/kg, 315kg, $1156.
Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by Tooloombilla of Hannaford to feedlotters 412.2c/kg, 287kg, $1185.

Sources: NLRS, Grant Daniel Long, Eastern Rural


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