Strong competition for yearling steers at Dalby

Strong competition for yearling steers at Dalby

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There was a smaller yarding of 3661 head at Dalby this week, where the market was firm to cheaper.

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Numbers reduced by 1640 head at Dalby sale this week to a total yarding of 3661 head. A fair panel of buyers were present and operating in a firm to cheaper market.

Medium weight yearling steers to feed for the domestic market experienced strong competition, however heavy feeders lost a further 4c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed sold to a firm market and a handful of bullocks received very little change in price. A large sample of cows sold to a cheaper market to average 4c to 8c less.

Medium weight yearling steers made from 296.2c to 322.2c and averaged 314.7c, with heavy weights to an average of 302.8c. Yearling heifers 330-400kg made from 230.2c to 252.2c and averaged 240.5c.

Grown steers 400-500kg made 266.2c to 276.2c to average 271.5c, up 17c. Grown heifers averaged 224.2c.

Cows 400-520kg made from 204.2c to 210.2c and averaged 207.7c. The best bull made 282.2c.

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