Dubbo sale 26 May 2016: Solid market for reduced yarding

David Monk, 27/05/2016

With a number of graziers still on tractors and the thought that maybe the cattle numbers are getting short, the yarding was back by 900 for a total of 1710 cattle.

There were odd pens of properly finished young cattle and grown steers mixed throughout the yarding along with a lot of plain quality cattle from Southern Queensland and the far west of NSW. There was a good mixture of cows in most runs. All the regular buyers competed in a solid market.

Young cattle to the trade were up to 12c dearer with steer vealers selling from321c to 335c with the heavier weights over 330kg averaging 328c/kg. The heifer vealers to the trade sold from 282c to 326c with the heavier weights averaging 321c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 290c to 349c with those over 400kg averaging 310c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 269c to 337c to average 317c/kg.

MLA market information advises that the feeder steers were 6c to 10c dearer while the feeder heifers were a little cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 286c to 343cwith the medium weights weighing 330kg to 400kg averaging 329c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 260c to 317c with the medium weights here averaging 308c/kg.

Young steers to the restockers were around 5c dearer selling from 300c to 346c with the calves weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 305c/kg. Young heifers to the restockers sold at similar rates to the previous sale with those weighing 200kg to 280kg selling from 278c to 310c to average 293c/kg. Steer yearlings to the restockers and backgrounders ranged in price from 260c to 307c/kg.

There was solid support for the properly finished grown steers in the yarding which sold at 13c/kg dearer rates. The prime medium and heavy weights sold from 290c to 317c with the 500kg to 600kg steers averaging 304c/kg. Grown steers to the feeders sold from 275c to 324c/kg. Limited numbers of grown heifers sold to 282c to the processors and 302c/kg to the feeders.

Cows were 4c to 9c dearer with the 2 scores to the processors selling from 130c to 197c with the 400kg to 520kg cows averaging 184c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 188c to 248c with the 4 score heavy weights over 520kg averaging 231c/kg. Plain conditioned cows to the restockers sold from 195c to 208c/kg.

The bull market was 10c dearer with the better muscled heavy weights over 600kg selling from 244c to 274c to average 261c/kg. Young bulls to the restockers and feeders sold from 190c for very rough Braham crosses to 302c for good quality British breds in fair condition.



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