DALBY CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 22ND MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 4,088
  • Location: Dalby
  • Date: May 22, 2024

The number of cattle penned at Dalby reduced by 1,092 head to 4,088. Export buyer attendance was good and included southern operators as well. The regular feed and trade buyers plus restockers were active. Young cattle experienced mixed results depending on weight and quality. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock could not maintain the levels of the previous sale however feeder classes received a small improvement in price. Demand for yearling heifers also varied with light weights cheaper, and a lift in the overall standard of the under 330kg lines resulted in a dearer trend. Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers sold to a firm market however cows to processors averaged 8c to 10c and up 15c/kg less. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 366c and made to 416c with the under 330kg classes making to 412c to average 377c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 352c to 376c the occasional sale to 410c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 350c to average 330c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock averaged 271c and made to 310c and the under 330kg lines made to 324c to average 304c/kg. Medium weights to feed made to 336c to average 300c and heavy weights averaged 282c with sales 310c/kg. A handful of bullocks made to 310c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to restockers averaged 202c and made to 214c/kg.

Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 193c/kg. Heavy weight 3 scores made to 232c and averaged 224c/kg. The best of the heavy weight cows was 236c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 271c/kg. PTIC cows sold open auction made to $1,250/head with most close to $1,200/head.

Description Head Minimum c/kg Maximum c/kg Average c/kg
Steers to 200kg
200 – 280kg 437 154 416 366
280 – 330kg 355 156 412 376
330 – 400kg 137 250 375 352
400 – 500kg 721 268 350 339
         
Heifers to 200kg
200 – 280kg 267 166 310 271
280 – 330kg 324 211 324 304
330 – 400kg 220 188 336 300
400 – 500kg 146 230 310 238
         
Cows to 400kg 6 182 182 182
400 – 500kg 153 184 215 202
Over 520kg 356 170 236 224
         
Bulls 400 – 500kg 4 200 285 242
Over 600kg 44 130 271 259