Numbers increased by 30 per cent, with a yarding of 4815 at Dalby this week. Cattle continued to be drawn from a wide area with 770 from NSW, 860 from far western Queensland, and the remainder from the local areas.
Prices tended to improve in places at the time of the interim report. Heavy weight yearling steer to feed averaged 5c dearer, while medium weight yearling heifers gained 5c to 10c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 4c better. A large line of cows lifted in price by 2c to7c.
Yearling steers to feeders made from 256.2c to 275c to average 268.5c. Heavy yearling heifers made from 238.2c to 254.2c to average 244.2c, up 14c at the time of this report.
Medium weight grown steers made from 257.2c to 263.2c, up 4c. Too few grown heifers have sold to quote at this stage. Heavy cows to slaughter have made from 195.2c to 213.2c to average 206.6c, up by 4c. The best of the bulls has made to 259.2c.