CAT­TLE RE­PORT

Dalby Herald - - LIFE / RURAL -

RAIN re­duced num­bers at Dalby, with the com­bined agents yard­ing a to­tal of 3414 head. Sup­ply was re­ceived from Cun­na­mulla, Chin­chilla, Goondi­windi, Black­all, Tara, Miles, St George, Glen­mor­gan, Beodourie, Ta­room, Wan­daon, Quilpie, the usual lo­cal sup­ply ar­eas as well as South Aus­tralia and North­ern NSW. Buyer at­ten­dance was good with sup­port on feeder lines from in­ter­state feeder op­er­a­tors. The yard­ing was var­ied with some very well-bred heavy grown steers and bul­locks as well as a fair sam­ple of medium to heavy cows in the line-up. Re­ac­tion to the re­cent rain­fall was re­flected in prices on cer­tain lines, with lightweight year­ling steers im­prov­ing in price to aver­age 20c/kg bet­ter. Medium weights steers im­proved by 13–18c/kg. Lightweight year­ling heifers also ex­pe­ri­enced a lift to gain 22c/kg, with the medium weight heifers im­prov­ing 15c/kg. Qual­ity as well as de­mand saw the younger end of the heavy grown steers and bul­locks im­prove by 20c/kg. Cows ex­pe­ri­enced a mixed trend with plain con­di­tion lines re­main­ing firm with good heavy cows im­prov­ing 10–14c/kg. Steer calves made to 314.2c/kg, lightweight year­ling steers made to 302.2c/kg. Medium weight year­ling steers made to 294.2c/kg with heavy weights mak­ing to 294.2c/kg. Lightweight year­ling heifers made to 269.2c/kg with medium weights mak­ing to 286.2c/kg and heavy weights to 286.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to ex­port slaugh­ter sold to 315.2c/kg with the bul­lock lines to 313.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 214.2c/kg with medium weights mak­ing to 253.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 260.2c/kg and good heavy bulls made to 286.2c/kg. Calves sold from $95 to $165. Cows and calves $600 to $1000. Heavy bulls sold to 268.2c/kg. Heavy cows sold to 260.2c/kg. Heifers in­clud­ing year­ling sold to 286.2c/kg. Steers in­clud­ing year­lings sold to 315.2c/kg. Year­ling bulls sold to 264.2c/kg. Sim­brah bulls sold for 267.2c/kg to weigh 915kg to re­turn $2444.88, Sim­men­tal steers sold for 294.2c/kg to weigh 447kg to re­turn $1315.07. Santa x cows sold for 260.2c/kg to weigh 595.6kg to re­turn $1549.64. Charo­lais x cows sold for 250c/kg to weigh 647.5kg to re­turn $1618.75. Mur­ray grey x bulls sold for 267.2c/kg to weigh 840kg to re­turn $2244.48. Santa bull sold for 286.2c/kg to weigh 1080kg to re­turn $3090.96. Santa x cows sold for 253.2c/kg to weigh 623kg to re­turn $1577.44. Santa steers sold for 223.2c/kg to weigh 925kg to re­turn $2064.60. Here­ford x steers sold for 308.2c/kg to weigh 611.1kg to re­turn $1883.44. Here­ford bulls sold for 246.2c/kg to weigh 975kg to re­turn $2400.45. Santa x cows sold for 252.2c/kg to weigh 651kg to re­turn $1641.82. Bazadaiz heifers sold for 276.2c/kg to weigh 444.4kg to re­turn $1227.56. An­gus steers sold for 294.2c/kg to weigh 367.1kg to re­turn $1080.13. Sim­men­tal bulls sold for 277.2c/kg to weigh 885kg to re­turn $2453.22. Brah­man x steers sold for 311.2c/kg to weigh 620kg to re­turn $1929.44. Santa steers sold for 313.2c/kg to weigh 679.2kg to re­turn $2127.15. Li­mousin x steers sold for 315.2c/kg to weigh 526.3kg to re­turn $1658.74. Shorthorn cows sold for 258.2c/kg to weigh 622.5kg to re­turn $1607.30. Li­mousin bulls sold for 279.2c/kg to weigh 790kg to re­turn $2205.68. Charo­lais x cows sold for 261.2c/kg to weigh 658kg to re­turn $1718.70.

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