Heavy falls of rain throughout the supply area resulted in numbers being reduced by 750 for a yarding of 3319 head at this week’s Dalby sale.
The yarding consisted of good numbers of heavy yearling cattle, while there was a good supply of grown cattle. Quality of the young cattle was fairly good with several runs of well-bred and conditioned cattle offered.
The market for restocker and feeder cattle couldn’t maintain last week’s prices, with medium weight feeder steers selling to a top of 339c/kg to average 307c, and restockers topped at 344c. The feeder heifers sold to 286c to average 283c.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of a good supply of bullocks, steers and heifers, while cows were also in fair numbers.
Quality was good in a stronger market, with bullocks and steers selling from 262c to 287c, and heifers sold to a top of 281c.
The cow market improved by 4c to 5c, some sales more with 3 score medium weights under 500kg averaging 220c and heavy cows sold to a top of 235c/kg.