Prices ease in Dalby’s biggest sale in five years

Prices ease in Dalby’s biggest sale in five years

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There was a whopping 8014 cattle yarded at Dalby this week.

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This week’s Dalby sale saw the biggest yarding of cattle for five years, totalling 8014 head. There was an increase in all categories of cattle in a fairly good quality line up of cattle.

There were consignments drawn from a wide area, including northern NSW and western Queensland, along with a fair number from local districts.

The large numbers couldn't maintain last week’s dearer prices, with feeder steers selling 7c cheaper topping at 322c to average 298c. Feeder heifers however saw little change selling to 301c to average 288c.

The yarding of export cattle consisted of several runs of good quality bullocks and steers, down by 6c to 7c, topping at 301c to average 293c. Heifers sold to 281c averaging 261c, down 10c. The cow market was back by 7c to 8c some sales more in a mixed quality offering. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 222c, while heavy cows sold to a top of 235c.

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