There was a yarding of 2476 at Dalby on Wednesday for the first sale of the year. Young cattle dominated the sale, while there was a small penning of grown cattle.
Quality of the young cattle was mixed, although there were some good runs of well-bred yearlings through the sale. The market was cheaper for feeder cattle, however light yearlings and weaners met very strong restocker competition.
Feeder steers sold to 310c to average 304c, restockers to 333c. Feeder heifers topped at 284c to average 270c. Restocker calves sold to a top of 412c, while light restocker weaner steers sold up to 396c, and heifers to 310c.
The grown cattle market was a little easier, with grown steers selling to 285c and heifers to 276c. The medium weight cows averaged 217c and heavy cows sold to 230c.