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Dubbo sale 13 Feb 2020: All sections dearer in rain affected yarding

David Monk, February 14, 2020

Yarding 1510 Change -365

All sections were once again dearer in another rain affected yarding.

Another week of stormy weather kept numbers back with a relatively small yarding of just 1510.

Throughout the week there were falls from almost nothing up to 100mm of typical storm rain.

It was a good quality yarding with good numbers of young cattle in prime condition with several growers obviously holding their cattle back in anticipation of stronger markets following good rains.

The stronger markets have certainly happened with these growers being rewarded for their good lines of cattle in top condition. There were also some good runs of well finished grown steers grain assisted along with a pretty good selection of cows. Most of the regular buyers were in attendance and operating in a solid market.

NLRS advises young cattle to the trade were 13c to 15c dearer with prime steer yearlings selling to 356c while the prime heifer yearlings sold from 316c to 354c with good numbers of heifers over 400kg averaging 331c/kg. Steer vealers sold to 345c while heifer vealers sold to 340c/kg.

Feeder steers were up to 30c dearer while the feeder heifers were up to 35c/kg dearer with a number of the prime young cattle going to the feeders as they outbid the processors in the aim to secure numbers. The feeder steers sold from 332c to 399c with the light and medium weights averaging 384c while the prime heavy weights over 400kg averaged 391c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 290c to 369c with the good number of medium weights averaging 362c/kg.

There was very solid support from mostly local buyers on the limited number of young cattle to the restockers which were considerably dearer. The young steers to the restockers sold from 400c to 590c while the young heifers sold from 292c to 425c/kg. There were very limited numbers of bobby calves compared to the large pre rain numbers. Young calves to the processors sold from 350c to 390c while the restockers paid from 246c to 330c/kg.

Grown steers were 25c dearer with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 316c to 346c with the medium weights averaging 329c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 326c to 387c/kg. The few prime grown heifers sold from 290c to 352c while the restockers paid from 262c to 316c/kg for heifers to breed on with.

Once again there was very strong support for the cows yarded with the northern processors very strong on the better cows while local NSW buyers were the leaders on the plainer conditioned cows. Cows to the processors were 18c to 30c dearer with the 2 scores selling from 220c to 284c to average 263c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 261c to 310c with the prime heavy weights averaging 298c/kg. Restocker cows were only slightly dearer selling from 192c to 260c/kg.

Bulls to the processors were 10c cheaper with quality a factor. The better heavy weight bulls sold from 282c to 332c while the live exporters paid from 240c to 285c/kg. The restockers paid from 242c to 367c/kg for young bulls to grow out and fatten.

 

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