The slightly smaller number yarded at Dalby this week contained some good consignments from a large number of far western districts.
Prices generally could not maintain the levels of the previous week with most of the yearling steers and heifers to feed around 15c/kg cheaper. Despite some additional interstate export processor support, heavy grown steers and bullocks lost 10c to 20c/kg. Cows also sold to a cheaper trend to lose 8c to 10c/kg on top of the previous week’s losses.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 368.2c and made to 396.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 348.9c and made to 361.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers averaged 329.9c making between 324.2 and 338.2c, with heavyweights making from 290c to 350.2c to average 328.5c/kg.
Grown steers 400-500kg made from 289.2c to 338.2c to average 310.2c, with heavy weights over 600kg averaging 278c and topping at 280c/kg. Medium weight heifers made from 260c to 280c to average 278c/kg with heavy weight C4s making from 282.2c to 285.2c to average 282.7c/kg. Heavy weight cows averaged 253.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 340.2c/kg.