Yearling steers under 200kg reach 816c, average 707c at Dalby

Updated November 19 2021 - 6:02am, first published 5:59am
Yearling steers under 200kg reach 816c, average 707c at Dalby

The supply of stock at Dalby lifted to the highest level in the nation this week with agents penning 5008 head, an increase of 2366.

Cattle were drawn from a wide area and included consignments from NSW and far Western Queensland, with one large run of 829 head from a single vendor.

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All the regular export processors and feeder operators were in attendance plus local and interstate restockers and all were operating in a generally dearer market.

Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock improved by up to 30c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 35c to 45c/kg better. Yearling heifers to feed lifted in price by 7c to 36c/kg. A relatively small selection of heavy grown steers to export processors averaged 14c/kg dearer.

A large number of cows were penned and the best of the medium weights averaged 6c/kg better, while good heavy weight cows remain close to the previous weeks improved prices.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to 816c to average 707c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 800c with a large number averaging 676c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 597c to 644c with a very occasional pen reaching 732c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 630c with a large sample averaging 559c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to 722c with a fair sample averaging 627c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 555c to 564c with sales to 628c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 550c to average 516c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 472c to average 469c, and the bullock portion made to a top of 452c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows to export processors made to 420c to average 412c/kg. A large selection of good heavy weight cows made to 422c to average 414c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 380c/kg. Cows and calves sold to a top of $3650/unit.

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