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DALBY CATTLE SALE – WEDNESDAY 7TH FEBRUARY 2018

  • YARDING NUMBERS: 4,876
  • LOCATION: Dalby
  • DATE: Feb 07, 2018
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Recent rain did not deter numbers with supply lifting by 431 head to 4,876. Once again this week some large consignments from South Australia were included in the line-up along with a penning of over 260 cow and calf units. Buyer attendance was good and all were operating in a generally dearer market.

Steer and heifer calves returning to the paddock averaged 10c to 20c/kg better. Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 4c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling steers to feed were firm to 3c better and a good supply of heavy weight yearling steers to feed improved by 4c/kg. The largest numbers of light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers 8c dearer and medium weights to feed lifted in price by 7c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 10c dearer and a better line up of bullocks improved by 15c/kg. However a much larger yarding of cows improved the most with gains of 12c to 18c/kg. Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 376.2c to average 364c and heifer calves reached 336.2c to average 310c/kg.

Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at a top of 362.2c with most close to 330c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 300.2c with the better end averaging close to 291c/kg. Heavy yearling steers to feed made to 290c to average 282c/kg.

Most of the light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers or backgrounders at an average of 292c with some to 315.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 278c and made to 285c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to a top of 283.2c to average 279c and the bullock portion made to 282.2c to average 273c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 204c with some from the far West reaching 215.2c/kg. The best of the medium weights made to 233.2c to average 226c/kg. Good heavy cows were well supplied and made to 234.2c to average 229c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 276.2c/kg.

Calves

278 – 376 c/kg

Yearling Steers

200 – 280 kg 278 – 362 c/kg
280 – 330 kg 292 – 324 c/kg
330 – 400 kg 252 – 300
400 + kg 258 – 290 c/kg

Yearling Heifers
200 – 280 kg 232 – 315 c/kg
280 – 330 kg – 285 c/kg
330 – 400 kg 237 – 289 c/kg
400 + kg 241 – 271 c/kg

Grown Steers
500 – 600 kg 261 – 283 c/kg
600 + kg 270 – 282 c/kg

Cows
400 – 520 kg 160 – 233 c/kg
520 + kg 200 – 234 c/kg

Bulls
600 + 600 kg 226 – 276 c/kg

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