Dubbo 30 March 2017: Prices lift in bigger yarding

David Monk, 30/03/2017

The stronger markets throughout the week found extra numbers in Dubbo with numbers lifting by 1650 for a total of 3295.

It was a pretty good quality yarding with a good selection of prime cattle along with good numbers to suit the feeders and backgrounders.

There was also a much better selection of young cattle suitable for the restockers as growers take advantage of the stronger markets.

There was a top selection of cows along with a few consignments from the far west with Broken Hill, Tibooburra and Bourke all represented.

The grown steer quality was not to the standard of previous sales. All the regular buyers competed solidly along with the return of a Northern feeder operator.

According to MLA market information young cattle to the trade were 9c to 13c dearer with the prime vealers selling from 339c to 346c/kg. The prime steer yearlings sold from 323c to 355c with the heavier weights over 400kg averaging 337c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 306c to 353c with the medium weights weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaging 332c /kg.

Young feeder cattle were 9c to 18c dearer for most with some of the feeder heifers enjoying greater rises. The feeder steers sold from 285c to 363c with the large number over 400kg averaging 353c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 280c to 344c with the prime heavy weights here averaging 329c/kg.

Young cattle to the restockers were considerably dearer with the young steers selling from 401c to 488c while the young heifers to the restockers sold from 335c to 426c/kg.

Grown steers were 2c to 5c cheaper mainly due to the plainer quality of the yarding with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 275c to 333c with the medium weights weighing between 500kg and 600kg averaging 313c/kg. The grown steers going into the feedlots sold from 260c to 358c/kg. Grown heifers were 5c to 9c cheaper once again with the quality having a major factor. The grown heifers in prime condition sold from 280c to 325c with those weighing less than 540kg averaging 303c/kg.

Cows were 5c to 7c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 205c to 210c to the processors. A single pen of Hereford cows in plain condition sold to the restockers for 227c/kg. The better 3 and 4 score cows to the processors sold from 215c to 263c with the prime heavy weights averaging 244c/kg.

The bull market was also solid with the better muscled heavy weight bulls selling up to 20c dearer ranging in price from 265c to 284c with the heavy weights over 600kg averaging 279c/kg. Young bulls to the feeders sold from 276c to 308c while the good numbers of young bulls to the restockers sold from 296c to 390c/kg.



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