Dubbo Sale 25 July 2019: Young cattle to restockers dearer

David Monk, 26/07/2019

Yarding 5350 Change 360

Once again southern restockers provide a solid base for the large numbers of young cattle in store condition.

Numbers were up by 360 for a yarding of 5350. It was a fair quality yarding with a good selection of feeder cattle and young cattle to suit the trade. There was also large numbers of young cattle in store condition and cows were also well supplied. There was only a limited selection of grown steers and heifers.

The bulk of the cattle were sourced from local districts along with a large consignment of cattle in very fresh condition from the Broken Hill district.

Not all the regular buyers were in attendance with the absence of a southern export processor and central west cow buyer. A couple of regular feeder buyers were also absent.

NLRS advises the better selection of young cattle to the trade were 9c to 12c dearer with vealers selling to 308c and the prime steer yearlings sold from 300c to 338c with the steers over 400kg averaging 328c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 260c to 317c to average 310c/kg.

Despite the absence of some regular buyers feeder steers were 9c to 12c dearer while the feeder heifers were firm. The feeder steers sold from 260c to 340c with the large number of lighter weight steers weighing between 280kg and 330kg averaging 313c while the heavier weights over 400kg averaged 314c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 246c to 305c with all weight ranges averaging around 281c/kg.

With solid competition from central and northern Victorian buyers and the return of a South Australian buyer young cattle to the restockers were up to 20c dearer and more in places. The young steers sold from 210c to 321c with the lightweight calves weighing less than 200kg averaging 273c and the heavier weights weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 297c/kg. The young restocker heifers sold from 185c to 276c with the lightweights averaging 225c and the heavier weights 256c/kg.

The few grown steers were firm with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 296c to 315c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 250c to 338c while the restockers operated on plain conditioned and plain quality steers with their 4 and 6 teeth paying from 150c to 246c/kg. Grown heifers were 4c dearer with the better types selling from 269c to 290c/kg. The restockers purchase a fair number of grown heifers which lacked condition paying from 106c to 258c/kg.

Plain conditioned cows to the processors were firm while the better finished cows were 6c to 7c/kg cheaper. 2 score cows sold from 150c to 219c with the large number of 2 scores weighing between 400kg and 520kg averaging 202c/kg. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 202c to 291c with the prime heavy weights averaging 259c/kg. The restockers purchased large numbers of out of condition cows which were all between 11c and 17c/kg cheaper. The restocker cows sold from 150c to 237c/kg.

Bulls were around firm with the good conditioned heavy weights selling from 227c to 266c to average 243c/kg. The restockers paid from 180c to 236c for young bulls in from the far west.

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