DALBY CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 4,690
  • Location: Dalby
  • Date: May 29, 2024

The number of cattle penned at Dalby increased by 602 head to 4,690. Only the regular export buyers were in attendance this week along with feeder operators and restockers. Most classes could not maintain the levels of the previous week. Well-bred lines met fair demand, however a small slip in quality resulted in a large fall in price. Light weight yearling steers to restockers averaged 40c/kg less in places. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers followed a similar trend. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 15c to 27c/kg cheaper.

Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 10c to 27c/kg less. Most classes of cows followed the trend of other selling centres and averaged 6c to 10c and up to 15c/kg cheaper. Light weight steers returning to the paddock made to 420c with the largest numbers averaging from 337c to 359c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 383c to average from 336c to 349c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 370c to average 330c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers made to 287c to average 270c and the 280 to 330kg lines made to an isolated 310c to average 254c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 320c to average 272c and the heavy weights also averaged 272c and made to 308c/kg. A handful of bullocks made to 306c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows to restockers went against the downward trend and made to 242c to average 212c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 186c and made to 200c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 213c and the best of the heavy weights made to 235c to average 230c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 260c/kg. Cows and calves ranged from $660 to $1,400/unit.

Description Head Minimum c/kg Maximum c/kg Average c/kg
Steers to 200kg 2 340 340 340
200 – 280kg 692 230 420.2 359
280 – 330kg 384 190 398 349
330 – 400kg 363 272 376 336
400 – 500kg 360 220 370 329
         
Heifers to 200kg 14 110 240 180
200 – 280kg 270 160 287 205
280 – 330kg 291 180 310 262
330 – 400kg 258 170 320 272
400 – 500kg 296 146 308 271
         
Cows to 400kg 22 64 150 128
400 – 500kg 252 120 242 209
Over 520kg 3338 171 235 213
         
Bulls 400 – 500kg 15 242 248 243
Over 600kg 53 184 260 244