Dalby Report

Dalby Report
  • Location: DALBY SALEYARDS
  • Yarding: Total yarding: 2794 GDL: 763
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     Dalby Commercial Cattle Report – 21/02/18

    By Joe Lehman

    Total yarding: 2794 GDL: 763

    Due to some good falls of rain the yarding this week was down by 4,500 head to last week. Some of the locals in the Dalby area received up to 135mls of rain.

    The market held firm with a good turnout of buyers.

    Next week’s sale 28/2/18 GDL will offer 170 Brangus mixed sex calves plus 160 Shorthorn cows and calves in an Open Auction.

    Highlights

    • Hereford X steers sold by JC & GM Worsfold of Wandoan to feedlotters 291.2c, 399kg, Av $1162

    • Hereford X heifers sold by D & K Cullen of Maidenwell to re-stockers 280c, 300kg, Av $840

    • Santa heifers sold by La Plata Grazing Co of Blackall to re-stockers 302.2c, 242kg, Av $731

    • Angus steers sold by B & AM Persse of Dirranbandi to re-stockers 354.2c, 182kg, Av $647

    • Santa X cows sold by Larboat Pty Ltd of Millmerran to processors 216.2c, 575kg, Av $1244

    • Santa cows & calves sold by K & P Bailey of Isisford to re-stockers averaging $1700

    • Charolais steers sold RE & CT Huth of Cecil Plains to re-stockers 330.2c, 315kg,  Av $1042

     

     Dalby Cattle Sale 21/2/18 Market Report with Brad Cavanagh GDL Kingaroy

     

     

    Dalby report date 21 Feb 2018

    Yarding 2794 


    There was a dramatic decline in numbers. Cattle were drawn from a wide area including South Australia and New South Wales plus a number of far Western Queensland districts with only around half of the yarding from local areas. Overall quality also declined with some large consignments from drought affected districts.

    Prices lifted for a number of classes, however improvements were restricted in some categories due to the reduction in quality. Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers or backgrounders 14c dearer and medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 6c/kg better.

    Heavy grown steers and bullocks were too small in numbers to reliably quote. Plain condition cows to restockers experienced a lift in price however a relatively small sample of good heavy cows did not maintain the price levels of the previous sale.

    Steer calves returning to the paddock reached 368.2c/kg. A very ordinary quality line up of light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 316c with some better lines to 346.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged close to 290c and made to 300.2c and a small sample of heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 276c and made to 290c/kg.

    Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 309.2c with a large sample at 293c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 275c and made to 280.2c/kg.

    A small number of bullocks averaged 271.2c/kg. Plain condition cows to restockers averaged 203c and made to 210c/kg.

    Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 200c and the best of the medium weights made to 217.2c to average 214c/kg.

    A few good heavy cows averaged close to 216c and made to 220c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 241.2c/kg

     

    Prime Quotes

    Description

    Category

    Wt. Range/kg

    Price in cents/kg

    Lowest

    Highest

    Average

    Heifers

    Medium

    Up to 400kg

    261.2

    280

    268.4

    Heavy

    Over 400kg

    220

    252.2

    237.2

    Cows

    Medium

    Up to 400kg

    180.2

    196.2

    189.7

    Heavy

    400kg to 520kg

    197.2

    219.2

    210.8

    Extra Heavy

    Over 520kg

    211.2

    220

    215.8

    Steers & Bullocks

    Medium

    Up to 500kg

    -

    -

    -

    Heavy

    Over 500kg

    -

    -

    -

     

     

     

    Store Quotes

    Description

    Wt. Range/Kg

    Price in cents/kg

    Lowest

    Highest

    Average

    Steers

    200kg to 280kg

    307.2

    346.2

    316.3

    280kg to 330kg

    299.2

    330.2

    318.7

    330kg to 400kg

    276.2

    300.2

    289.9

    Heifers

    200kg to 280kg

    260

    309.2

    293.3

    280kg to 330kg

    276.2

    282.2

    279.3

    330kg to 400kg

    236.2

    256.2

    245.2

     

    GDL Dalby Contacts:


    Peter Daniel - 0428 790 967

    Joe Lehman - 0448 802 060

    Anthony O’Dwyer - 0408 195 114

    GDL Dalby Office – (07) 4669 6955

      

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