Dubbo sale 6 Oct 2016: Young cattle dearer, grown cattle ease

David Monk, 07/10/2016

Following a few more days of fine weather numbers lifted by 500 for a yarding of 4070.

It was another good quality yarding with a good selection of well finished young cattle right throughout the yarding along with some top runs of properly finished bullocks.

Prime conditioned cows were also well supplied. The yarding was mostly sourced from local districts along with some consignments from Bourke, Brewarrina, Binnaway, and the Bylong Valley. All the regular buyers were operating along with an additional northern feeder operator.

Young cattle to the trade were up to 15c dearer with steer vealers selling from 385c to 432c for some lighter weights weighing between 200kg and 280kg while the heavier weights over 330kg sold to 415c to average 408c/kg.

The prime heifer vealers sold from 370c to 409c to average 397c/kg. Prime steer yearlings sold from 355c to 415c with the large percentage of heavier weights over 400kg averaging 378c/kg. The prime heifer yearlings sold from 320c to 413c with the heavier weights averaging 354c/kg.

There was a better selection of young cattle suitable for the restockers compared to the previous sale and they sold to very strong competition with the steers going back to the paddock selling from 388c to 462c with the lighter weights averaging 421c/kg. Young heifers to the restockers sold from 359c to 416c/kg.

Young cattle to the feeders were firm to a little dearer for the lighter weights and firm to 3c cheaper for the heavier weights. The better quality steers to the feeders sold from 345c to 409c with the heavier weights averaging 377c while the feeder heifers sold from 325c to 380c/kg.

Grown steers were 9c to 13c cheaper with only two operators mostly buying.  The prime medium and heavy weights sold from 312c to 366c with the large number weighing between 500kg and 600kg averaging 337c/kg. Export weight feeder steers sold from 322c to 379c/kg. Medium weight grown heifers were firm while the heavier weights were a little cheaper. The prime conditioned grown heifers sold from 301c to 350c/kg.

Cows were firm with the limited number of 2 scores selling from 191c to 221c to the restockers and 209c/kg to the processors. The better 3 and 4 score cows sold from 236c to 285c with the large number of 4 score heavy weights averaging 268c/kg.

Bulls were 10c cheaper with the heavier weights over 600kg selling from 250c to 270c to average 262c while yearling bulls to the processors sold to 346c/kg for some very well-muscled Limousins. The restockers payed to 324c for young bulls to go back to the paddock.



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