Numbers down at Dalby but competition strong

Numbers down at Dalby but competition strong

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There was a yarding of 1843 head at Dalby this week, with a good supply of young cattle.

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Wet weather saw numbers more than halve at Dalby this week, for a yarding of 1843 head. The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle and there was a good penning of bullocks, steers and cows.

Quality was fairly good with several runs of well finished cattle that were supplementary fed. The yarding of young cattle was made up of a good supply of both yearling steers and heifers, mainly well-bred cattle.

Competition was stronger with medium weight feeder steers averaging 300c, while heavy feeder steers were 7c dearer to average 295c. Feeder heifers were up to 20c dearer topping at 318c, to average 300c.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of several runs of heavy steers and bullocks, with some lots supplementary fed. The market was 10c dearer with heavy bullocks selling to a top of 289c, and steers ranging from 263c to 293c, while heifers sold to a top of 288c. The cow market improved by 7c to 10c, with 3 score medium weights averaging 216c and heavy cows sold to a top 228c.

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