Dubbo sale 12 Jan 2023: Young cattle cheaper in opening market

Beef Central, 13/01/2023

Yarding 1910 Change 48

The first cattle sale for the year for Dubbo produced a very mixed yarding of 1910.

There were some outstanding bullocks yarded along with good numbers of cows.

Ideal feeder cattle were in limited supply though there were good numbers of Bos Indicus cross cattle mixed throughout.

There were odd lots of well finished young cattle to suit the processors along with a few lots to suit the backgrounders and restockers.

Not all the regular buyers were operating in a cheaper market.

Young cattle to the trade were up to 40c cheaper with prime vealers selling to 420c/kg.

Prime steer yearlings sold from 350c to 410c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 320c to 411c/kg.

Feeder steers and heifers were 30c to 40c cheaper with the feeder steers selling from 300c to 439c/kg. Feeder heifers sold from 280c to 422c/kg. Y

oung cattle to the restockers were also considerably cheaper with the young steers selling from 260c to 448c while the young restocker heifers sold to 420c/kg.

Grown steers and heifers were up to 15c cheaper with the prime grown steers selling from 330c to 379c while the prime grown heifers sold from 316c to 384c/kg.

Cows were around firm with the 2 and 3 scores selling from 156c to 300c/kg.

Prime heavy weight cows sold from 296c to 342c to average 324c/kg.

High yielding bulls sold to 348c while the general run of bulls sold from 220c to 310c/kg.

Market report: David Monk

Source: NLRS. To view full NLRS Dubbo sale report click here


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