Dubbo sale 6 July 2018: Cows kick in bigger, higher quality yarding

David Monk, 06/07/2018

Yarding 5340 Change 3330

Along with other major centres the cow market as very strong lifting by as much as 30c in the best quality yarding we have seen in some time.

The pens were all tight again with numbers lifting by 3300 for a total of 5340. It was a good quality yarding with some well finished trade cattle and grown steers yarded most of which had been grain assisted or coming off crops. There was a pretty fair selection of cows along with good numbers of young cattle in store condition. The bulk of the yarding was sourced from local districts along with some Yantabulla and Cobar district cattle. It was a very fluctuating market with some sections struggling to find a consistency. Most of the regular buyers were operating with the exception of some southern restocker orders with operators claiming they are able to purchase in their own districts for similar prices.

NLRS advises that the young cattle to the trade were around firm with prime steer vealers selling from 287c to 308c while the prime heifer vealers sold from 250c to 315c/kg. The prime steer yearlings sold from 270c to 317c while the best of the heifer yearlings sold for 313c/kg.

Feeder cattle commenced on a stronger note but lost ground as the sale progressed finishing around firm to 2c/kg cheaper. The feeder steers sold from 250c to 323c with the large number weighing between 330kg and 400kg as well as the steers over 400kg averaging 306c/kg. The feeder heifers sold from 230c to 297c with the medium weights averaging 275c and the heavy weights 281c/kg.

Young cattle to the restockers finished firm to 10c cheaper with the young steers selling from 150c to 290c with the large number of calves weighing between 200kg and 280kg averaging 265c/kg. The young heifers to the restockers sold from 120c to 260c with most averaging around 220c/kg.

The better yarding of grown steers were 10c dearer with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 280c to 295c while grown steers to the feeders sold from 288c to 299c/kg. Grown heifers were 2c to 8c dearer with the better types selling from 251c to 285c/kg.

Plainer conditioned cows to the processors were up to 30c dearer while the properly finished cows were 6c dearer. 2 score cows sold from 96c to 185c while the better 3 and 4 scores sold from 170c to 239c with the prime heavy weights averaging 222c/kg. Cows to the restockers were firm selling from 120c to 152c/kg.

Bulls were cheaper mainly due to quality with the better heavy weights selling from 220c to 233c/kg.


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