New lamb price record for Dubbo saleyards

A line of extra heavy weight lambs set, what is believed to be a saleyard record, at Dubbo’s weekly sheep and lamb sale on Monday, selling for $253.60 a head. The price is believed to be a record for the selling centre. The national record for saleyard lamb prices was set at Wagga Wagga today, with […]

Almost 20,000 grown sheep yarded at Dubbo

The “roaring drought” and no sale next week pushed numbers of grown sheep up to almost 20,000 at today’s weekly sheep and lamb sale – something most agents haven’t seen at Dubbo. A total of 40,140 head were yarded at today’s sale. Despite the large numbers, local agent Tim Wiggins from Christie and Hood said […]

$80/hd improvement at Dubbo store cattle sale

  The first sale of winter brought a price improvement of as much as $80 a head at Friday’s Dubbo store cattle sale. Numbers were still low, with vendors choosing to sell through the prime market where there is more competition from processors. A total of 780 cattle were yarded, with weaner cattle making up […]

Market Report: Numbers to slow through winter

It took a “pretty fair lamb” to make $200 at Monday’s weekly sheep and lamb market at Dubbo, according to local agent Peter Thomas, Landmark Milling Thomas, Dubbo. In this fortnight’s market update, Mr Thomas said they were seeing “extremes” in the market. “The better end of the lambs are still coming through with condition […]

Prices up at Dubbo’s quarterly goat sale

MORE buyers and the dry season positively influenced prices at the quarterly Dubbo goat sale, where priced improved as much as $10 to $15 a head. The sale, held on Tuesday May 8, attracted an extra two buyers from Sydney as well as Victoria according to selling agent Joe Portelli, PT Lord Dakin and Associates. […]

Coffee with a Cop chance to raise crime concerns

The Rural Crime Prevention Team will be hosting Coffee with a Cop at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets on Thursday May 17, from 10am. It’s a chance for landholders to ask any questions and raise concerns with the Rural Crime Investigators. There will also be traffic police and a firearms licensing officer in attendance. The weekly […]

Next goat sale to be held on May 8

Entries are open for the next Dubbo goat sale, to be held on Tuesday May 8, 2018. The quarterly sales are held at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Markets. The last goat sale, held in February, attracted 2800 goats from across the state. Buyers from as far as Queensland and Victoria attended the sale, where prices […]

Dubbo on a run of big sales

The Dubbo Regional Livestock Market is hosting some of the largest cattle sales seen in the centre’s history, reaching almost 8000 head yarded at this week’s prime cattle sale. More than 60,000 head of cattle have been yarded so far in 2018- more than a third of what was recorded for the 2016-17 financial year, […]

8000 head sale as dry continues

The Dubbo Regional Livestock Market is hosting some of the largest cattle sales seen in the centre’s history, reaching almost 8000 head yarded at this week’s prime cattle sale. More than 60,000 head of cattle have been yarded so far in 2018- more than a third of what was recorded for the 2016-17 financial year, […]

Dry conditions continue to boost numbers at Dubbo

Producers suffering through the dry conditions are continuing to offload through the Dubbo saleyards, boosting numbers at both prime and store cattle sales. Despite the bigger numbers, good lines of well-bred cattle have been offered including lines of quality Herefords from Albert and Nevertire vendors. Greg Radford, G & J Radford, Albert (pictured with PT […]

Big cattle sales after Easter break

Dubbo saleyards will be hosting large numbers of cattle this week after a break in sales over the Easter holiday. A total of 7000 cattle were yarded at today’s fat cattle sale, and another 2200 head are expected at tomorrow’s store cattle sale. The Easter break had an effect on numbers, with no cattle sales […]

Massive 40,100 sheep pass through Dubbo saleyards

A massive 40,100 sheep and lambs have passed through the Dubbo saleyards at the weekly prime sheep and lamb sale. Prices held firm at today’s sale, even improving up to $4/head in some categories. Despite most of the yarding showing the effects of the current dry conditions, competition from processors was strong. Producers are under […]

Small yarding at store sale

Today’s store cattle sale yarded only 900 head, resulting in a quick selling day for agents. Condition and quality was lacking across much of the yarding as producers continue to offload numbers prior to Easter. Despite this, prices held firm for most categories, compared to previous sales. Steer weaners sold up to $830/head for crossbreds, […]

Dubbo’s Tom Pollard crowned NSW Young Auctioneer

Local agent Tom Pollard has taken out the state title at the Australian Livestock and Property Agents’ Young Auctioneer Competition, which was held at the Sydney Royal Easter Show today. Tom, who works for Elders, Dubbo, was crowned champion after competing against XX at the Sydney Royal Easter Show today. The 19-year-old has been working […]

Western cattle continue to boost sale numbers

Large numbers of cattle are still passing through the Dubbo saleyards with 5850 being sold today. Western producers are supplying a large percentage of the cattle for the weekly sales as the continuing dry conditions forces them to offload. Those attending the sale crossed their fingers as grey clouds hovered above, hoping for a decent […]

Big numbers pass through Dubbo

It has been a massive week at the Dubbo Regional Livestock Market with 29,290 sheep and almost 10,000 cattle passing through the facility this week. Local agents experienced the largest prime cattle sale so far this year, with 7100 head sold in Thursday’s sale. Dry seasonal conditions are prompting producers to clean out their stock, […]

Dry conditions boost cattle numbers

Numbers continue to rise at Dubbo prime cattle sales each week as dry seasonal conditions put more pressure on producers. Dubbo’s weekly cattle sale, held on Thursday March 15, saw an increase of almost 1500 head from the week before. The sale offered more than 7000 cattle, the largest yarding so far in 2018. Larger […]

Inclusions in tomorrow’s prime cattle sale

Good lines of cattle will be offered at tomorrow’s prime cattle sale, with more being added by Dubbo’s local agents. On offer in tomorrow’s sale includes: 70 Angus, Hereford and Angus/Hereford cross steers, featuring Waitara Angus, Ironbark and Raby Hereford bloodlines. They are described as exceptional quality, only being sold due to ongoing dry conditions. […]