DALBY CATTLE SALE MARKET REPORT – WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY 2024

  • Yarding Numbers: 3,250
  • Location: Dalby
  • Date: July 3, 2024

The number of stock penned at Dalby increased by 356 head to 3,250. The regular export buyers were in attendance and not all were operating. However an increased number of southern processors were present and active in the market and purchased the vast majority of the cows. A good panel of feeder buyers and restockers were also in attendance and operating. The better end of the light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock improved in price by 10c to 18c/kg while secondary lines struggled to attract competition. Yearling steers and heifers to feed sold to a market 6c to 12c and up to 20c/kg dearer. However cows received the largest gains pushed on by the southern processors and averaged 30c to 40c/kg dearer. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 368c to average 328c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg to restockers made to 402c to average 379c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 380c and averaged from 335c to 359c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed sold to 342c with an average of 324c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to an isolated 288c with most sales at 255c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 324c to average from 266c to 287c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 297c and sold to 324c/kg. Bullocks made to 325c and averaged 314c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 220c and made to 231c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows averaged 247c and made to 259c/kg. The best of the heavy weight cows made to a top of 282c a good sample at 260c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 271c/kg.

Description Head Minimum c/kg Maximum c/kg Average c/kg
Steers to 200kg 15 240 368 352
200 – 280kg 306 242 360 328
280 – 330kg 357 200 402 378
330 – 400kg 142 300 380 335
400 – 500kg 283 236 342 324
 
Heifers to 200kg 19 184 288 280
200 – 280kg 149 176 284 255
280 – 330kg 145 228 276 252
330 – 400kg 119 230 324 287
400 – 500kg 56 250 324 297
 
Cows to 400kg 11 152 161 158
400 – 500kg 512 142 249 237
Over 520kg 408 120 282 247
 
Bulls 400 – 500kg 47 210 282 240
Over 600kg 27 217 271 252