DALBY CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 3RD APRIL 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 1,842
  • Location: Dalby
  • Date: April 3, 2024

The number of stock penned at Dalby increased to 1,842. A small consignment of 59 head from New South Wales and 259 from far Western Queensland was included in the lineup along with 1,524 from the local supply areas. A full panel of buyers were in attendance and operating in a generally dearer market. Most classes have improved in price. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were considerably dearer and yearling steers to feed averaged 30c/kg better. Yearling heifers gained 10c to 16c/kg. Cows improved in price by 3c to 5c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 458c to average 447c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 347c and made to 360c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 353c to average 332c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 278c to average 270c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 279c and made to 310c and heavy weights also made to 310c to average 286c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to the occasional 328c and the bullock portion made to 317c to average 302c/kg. Medium weight score 2 cows made to 213c and averaged 201c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 230c and averaged 227c and the best of the heavy weight cows averaged 237c and made to 245c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 282c/kg.

Description Weight Min c/kg Max c/kg Avg c/kg
Bullocks 260 328 302
Feeder Steers 400-500 kg 296 353 332
Heavy Feeder Heifers >400kg 248 310 286
Slaughter Heifer 220 280 270
Heavy Cows >500kg 200 245 237
Medium Cows 420-500kg 186 213 201
Store Cows <420kg 140 170 155
Heavy Bulls >600kg 211 282 245
Light Bulls <500kg 200 310 270
Yearling Feeder Steers 300-400 kg 246 360 347
Yearling Feeder Heifers 300-400 kg 200 310 279
Weaner Heifers 200 278 270
Weaner Steers 298 458 447