Records broken at Dalby cattle sale this week
A TOTAL of 2675 head of cattle were penned at Dalby this week.
Supply was received from, Tara, Taroom, Kingaroy, Miles, Wandoan, Millmerran, Condamine, Jackson, Pittsworth, Cunnamulla, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi, Jondaryan, Toowoomba and the usual local supply areas.
With the reduction of cattle numbers saw a number of classes selling at record levels. All usual buyers were present however not all were operating.
Young cattle experienced much stronger demand from all sections of the market with prices improving by up to 20c/kg becoming common.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export slaughter lifted a further 20-25c/kg with this trend following through to the cow market with average prices improving a further 7-13c/kg on last weeks' gains.
Mixed calves returning to the paddock sold to 368.2c/kg.
Lightweight yearling steers made to 377.2c/kg with medium weight making to 376.2c/kg and heavy weight making to 358.2c/kg.
Lightweight yearling heifers experienced strong support from re-stockers and made to 340c/kg.
Medium weights to feed made to 344.2c/kg with heavy weights reaching 338.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers and bullocks made to 345.2c/kg.
Certified grainfed bullocks made to 348.2c/kg to return $2740/head average.
Medium weight score 2 cows made to 239.2c/kg, good heavy cows made to 294.2c/kg with good heavy bulls reaching 297.2c/kg.
Calves sold from $270 to $380.
Cows and Calves sold between $1000 to $1080.
Bulls sold between 200c/kg to 297.2c/kg.
Cows sold between 106.2c/kg to 294.2c/kg.
Heifers sold between 142.2c/kg to 348.2c/kg.
Steers sold between 80c/kg to 380c/kg.
Yearling Bulls sold between 270c/kg to 358.2c/kg.
Angus Heifers sold for 339.2c/kg to weigh 324.5kg to return $1100.86/head.
Angus Steers sold for 367.2c/kg to weigh 334kg to return $1226.45/head.
British White Cows sold for 282.2c/kg to weigh 520kg to return $1467.44/head.
Charolais X Steers sold for 344.2c/kg to weigh 645kg to return $2220.09/head.
Santa X Steers sold for 371.2c/kg to weigh 336.1kg to return $1247.50/head.
Brahman Steers sold for 348.2c/kg to weigh 787.8kg to return $2743.04/head.
Charolais Heifers sold for 326.2c/kg to weigh 785kg to return $2560.67/head.
Hereford Steers sold for 344.2c/kg to weigh 650.6kg to return $2239.21/head.
Charolais Cows sold for 286.2c/kg to weigh 762.5kg to return $2182.28/head.
Santa X Heifers sold for 344.2c/kg to weigh 356.7kg to return $1227.65/head.
Charolais Yearling Bulls sold for 325.2c/kg to weigh 478.8kg to return $1556.90/head.
Brangus Bull sold for 296.2c/kg to weigh 850kg to return $2517.70/head.
Limousin Steers sold for 380c/kg to weigh 570kg to return $2166.00/head.
Charolais Cows sold for 294.2c/kg to weigh 625.8kg to return $1841.20/head.
Shorthorn Bulls sold for 295.2c/kg to weigh 858.8kg to return $2534.79/head.
Shorthorn Cows sold for 292.2c/kg to weigh 752kg to return $2197.34/head.
Shorthorn Steers sold for 345.2c/kg to weigh 660kg to return $2278.32/head.
Santa Steers sold for 375.2c/kg to weigh 347.1kg to return $1302.48/head.
Angus Heifers sold for 345.2c/kg to weigh 192.9kg to return $665.74/head.
Angus Steers sold for 370c/kg to weigh 209.2kg to return $773.92/head.
Angus Steers sold for 375.2c/kg to weigh 212.5kg to return $797.30/head.
Simmental X Steers sold for 376.2c/kg to weigh 277.5kg to return $1043.96/head.
Santa Steers sold for 377.2c/kg to weigh 305.5kg to return $1152.17/head.
Charolais yearling bulls sold for 358.2c/kg to weigh 210.8kg to return $755.21/head.
Santa yearling heifers sold for 348.2c/kg to weigh 191.9kg to return $668.11/head.