Numbers reduced by 1236 head to 5031 at Dalby on Wednesday. Cattle were drawn from a wide area with 1570 from far western Queensland, 161 from NSW and 171 head from SA, with the remainder from the usual supply areas. Export buyer attendance was not as good at the previous sale, however, a large panel of feeder buyers were operating.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed gained 2c to 5c and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 3c/kg better. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed at the time of this interim report had lost 4c. Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold close to firm, however cows lost 9c to 11c.
Medium weight C2 and C3 yearling steers to feed made from 260c to 324.2c while heavy weights made from 284.2c to 322.2c. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed are selling from 265.2c to 292.2c at the time of this interim report.
Grown steers 400-500kg sold from 224.2 to 228.2c, those 500-600kg made from 307.2c to 313.2c and the heavy weights made 285c to 315c. Grown heifers 540kg plus sold from 227.2c to 293.2c averaging 292.2c. D1 and D2 cows to restockers made from 156.2c to 206.2c with the heavy weight D2, D3 and D4s to processors making from 223.2c to 255.2c. Heavy bulls made from 222.2c to 265.2c with the best light weight C3 bull making 288.2c.