Yearling steers to feed sell to 288.2c, av 281c at Dalby

Yearling steers to feed sell to 288.2c, av 281c at Dalby

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Quality was mixed in the 5428 cattle offered at Dalby on Wednesday.

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The supply of stock reduced by 1500 head to 5428 at Dalby on Wednesday. Overall quality was mixed, however a good sample of bullocks was included in the lineup.

Medium weight yearling steers to feed eased 9c/kg, while the heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Heavy grown steers to export processors decreased 6c due to quality related price changes, while a lift in the standard of the bullocks resulted in an increased of 4c/kg.

Plain condition cows averaged 14c/kg less than last week, while the better cows were only marginally cheaper.

C2 yearling steers to feed sold from 260c to 288.2c to average 281c, which represents a decrease of 9c/kg. C3 yearling heifers to feed eased 8c, making from 240.2c to 267.2c and averaging 256.6c.

Grown steers with C muscling and 4 fat score sold from 267.2c to 304.2c, averaging 291.9c to record a 4c/kg increase. D1 grown heifers going to feeders sold from 153.2c to 174.2c to average 163.1c/kg, remaining firm on the prices observed last week.

Manufacturing steers with D muscling and 2 fat score sold for 241.2c, easing 3c/kg. D2 cows weighing 400-520kg eased 14c to make from 160c to 215.2c, averaging 193.3c/kg. 600kg plus bulls with C muscling and 3 fat score sold from 237.2c to a top of 268.2c, averaging 254.5c to make 1c/kg more than last week.

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