Numbers increased to 8379 head at Wednesday’s Dalby, the highest levels since of March 14 and included in the larger yarding were 1633 head from far west Queensland plus 214 head from NSW.
A full panel of buyers was present and operating in a generally firm to dearer market. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 13c/kg better. At the time of the interim report only a handful of heavy grown steers and bullocks had been sold and prices remain firm. Cows gained a further 2c to 6c/kg on top of the large improvement of the previous week.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed have made from 265c to 304.2c to average 291c. Of the yearling heifers sold so far, the best has made to 284.2c to feeders.
The best of the grown steers has made to 300.2c for heavy weights to process. Similarly, too few grown heifers have sold for a reliable quote, with the best making to 275.2c to feeders. Heavy cows have sold from 220.2c to 243.2c, to average 232.1c and be 2c better. The best of the bulls has made to 272.2c for light bulls to feeders.