Yarding: 4671 GDL 1294
Report Date: Wednesday, 21 February 2024
Dalby Sale Report 21st February
Smaller yarding in Dalby this week with the usual panel of buyers in attendance and operating.
Overall, the market was very similar to last week, with the top lines of cattle being firm, otherwise prices were back generally around 5c/kg in most categories.
Following last week’s trend, second class and plainer cattle are selling for reduced rates.
Following two weeks of high cattle numbers at Dalby supply dropped this week by 1,886 head to 4,671.
Buyer attendance continues to be good with representatives covering all categories.
Prices experienced mixed results as buyers were very selective.
Well bred very light weight yearling steers to restockers improved in price. However most yearling steers to feed could not maintain the levels of the previous sale and lost 4c to 7c/kg.
This trend flowed onto the yearling heifers with only well bred lines in demand.
Video report with Tom Hukins
Charolais X Bulls sold by RA & BL McClymont of Bollon to processors 279.2c/kg, 778.3kg, $2173.
Charbray Cows sold by Welsh Cattle Co of Taroom to processors 268.2c/kg, 695.7kg, $1866.
Charolais X Heifers sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to feedlotters 320.0c/kg, 347.9kg, $1113.
Charolais X Steers sold by CA & KC McFarlane of Bollon to processors 313.2c/kg, 605.0kg, $1895.
Charolais X Ylg Steers sold by Davemac Enterprises of The Gums to feedlotters 416.2c/kg, 318.9kg, $1327.
Santa Ylg Steers sold by Fitzpatrick Earthmoving of Miles to backgrounders 488.2c/kg, 238.9kg, $1166.
Angus X Ylg Heifers sold by RA & BL McClymont of Bollon to restockers 340.2c/kg, 225.0kg, $765.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors sold to within a few cents of the previous week.
Prices for cows were firm to 2c to 4c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 550c average 453c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg returning to the paddock made to 500c to average 436c and poor lines 334c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 370c to 395c with a very occasional sale to 446c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 379c to average 355c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 348c to average 312c poor quality lines 245c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged from 300c to 308c the very occasional sale to 340c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 338c to average 309c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 319c and the bullock portion made to 315c average 306c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 227c and 3 scores 248c/kg.
Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 257c to average 249c/kg.
The best of the heavy weight cows made to 271c to average 264c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made to 302c/kg. Cows and calves $1,675/unit.
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The Dalby Agents are:
Peter Daniel 0428 790 967
Anthony O’Dwyer 0408 195 114
Tom Hukins – 0473 535 633
Braydon Manning – 0429 328 914.
Kevin Way 0448 855 750
Kearin MacDonald 0407 044 877