Dubbo sale 18 Aug 2016: Quality lifting with warmer weather

David Monk, 19/08/2016

The numbers keep rolling in in Dubbo with numbers lifting again for a yarding of 5282.

Once again there was a good selection of well finished cattle throughout with a number of lines of grain assisted cattle along with good numbers of crop finished cattle. It is very evident that cattle are certainly doing very well with the warmer weather and the abundance of feed. There were also the usual lines of far western cattle with Broken Hill responsible for around 700 of the total yarding.

The weight of numbers appears to have finally had an effect with most grades of young cattle easing in value however we must remind ourselves of where that level is which is still quite satisfactory for any sellers. Young cattle to the trade were 10c cheaper with prime steer yearlings to the processors selling from 331c to 386c with the heavy weights over 400kg averaging 354c/kg. MLA market information advises prime heifer yearlings sold from 311c to 390c/kg.

Young feeder cattle were 3c to 7c cheaper however the top prices were still comparable to the previous sale. The medium weight feeder steers sold from 320c to 421c while the heavy weights sold from 330c to 414c to average 396c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 300c to 386c with the medium weights weighing between 330kg and 400kg averaging 361c/kg.

Young cattle to the restockers continue to be keenly sought after with young steers selling to 428c while the young heifers going back to the paddock sold to 388c/kg.

Grown steers were 10c/kg cheaper which has been the case at most other markets throughout the week. The prime grown steers sold from 300c to 362c with the heavy weights averaging 319c/kg. The grown heifers sold from 290c to 332c to average around 305c/kg.

The cow market held fairly steady finishing around firm. Limited numbers of 2 score cows sold from 199c to 248c while the heavier 3 and 4 score cows sold from 230c to 292c with the 4 score heavy weights averaging 279c/kg.

Bulls also held firm with the better muscled heavy weights selling from 244c to 286c to average 353c/kg.



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