Yearling steers to feed  make 299c at Dalby sale

Yearling steers to feed make 299c at Dalby

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There were 3935 cattle yarded in a mixed offering at Dalby this week.

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Dalby agents penned a larger yarding of 3935 head this week, an increase of 1290 on last sale.

Cattle came from a large part of Queensland including 400 head from the far west and 850 from western New South Wales and South Australia.

Many of these cattle reflect the poor season in those parts and there are also some dry parts in the Burnett region evidence by the condition of some cows from that area.

Overall it was a mixed offering with some excellent lines of heavy prime cows and young steers. The buying panel has been keen to resume after Easter and there have been increases in prices in many categories to date.

Processors have paid to 295c/kg for the best of their 4 score steers. The best of the yearling steers to feed had made 299c.

Feeders paid to 290c for grown steers. Grown heifers to the trade averaged 271c for the heavy pens with sales to 275c.

Restockers paid to a top of 216c for good framed plain 2 score cows. Heavy 4 score cows averaged 228c to be 7c better than last sale. The tops made 243.2c.

Bulls made to a top of 276c to average 246c.

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