DALBY CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 4,187
  • Location: Dalby
  • Date: July 10, 2024

The light falls of rain over parts of the supply area did not deter numbers at Dalby with agents penning an increased number of 4,187 a lift of 937 head. The export buyers of the previous week returned and like the last sale southern processors were the major buyers in the cow section and provided very strong support on the bullocks. The regular feed and trade buyers plus restockers were also present and active. Prices improved across most classes with light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaging 24c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 14c to 16c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers sold to a market 14c/kg dearer and yearling heifers to feed gained 4c to 8c/kg. The bullock portions this week contained some supplementary fed lines resulting in a lift of 30c/kg. Cows followed the trend of Southern selling centers and gained a further 15c to 20c/kg on top of the improvements experienced in the previous sale. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 394c to average 353c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 352c and made to 366c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 356c with a good supply averaging from 338c to 346c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 316c to average 270c/kg. Medium weight four tooth steers to feed averaged 326c and made to the occasional 356c/kg. Bullocks made to a top of 359c to average 346c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 220c and made to 235c/kg.
Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 262c/kg. The best of the heavy weight cows averaged 285c with some young cows making 301c to 304c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 278c/kg.

Description Head Minimum c/kg Maximum c/kg Average c/kg
Steers to 200kg 21 185 374 350
200 – 280kg 277 251 394 352
280 – 330kg 192 294 392 360
330 – 400kg 474 274 366 351
400 – 500kg 383 274 356 340
         
Heifers to 200kg 70 230 324 280
200 – 280kg 320 159 316 269
280 – 330kg 83 230 300 266
330 – 400kg 128 248 316 296
400 – 500kg 180 240 334 300
         
Cows to 400kg 6 70 126 98
400 – 500kg 150 100 270 244
Over 520kg 508 160 304 285
         
Bulls 400 – 500kg 22 189 284 279
Over 600kg 110 211 278 264