Numbers reduced by 3012 head to a total of 5009 head at Dalby on Wednesday. Fair quality young cattle were in the largest numbers, along with a relatively small number of steers and bullocks and a large sample of cows. A full panel of buyers were present and operating. A good run of light weight yearling steers to restockers improved in price and most of the yearling steers to feed met good demand. Yearling heifers to feed experienced very little change in price.
Despite a return to a full buying panel in the cow section, prices eased by a further 6c to 10c/kg. Light weight yearling steers 200-280kg went to restockers from 255c to 282.2c, while those in the 330-400kg range, also to restockers, made 269.2c to 274.2c to average 268.2c/kg. Yearling heifers in the 330-400kg range made 215c to 260.2c with the heavy weights making to 267.2c/kg.
Grown steers 400-500kg to feeders made 243.2c to 258.2c, medium weights made 267.2c and heavy weights made 258.2c to 260.2c/kg. Grown heifers made to 230c/kg. Heavy cows made from 190c to 214.2c to average 203.8c/kg. The best heavy bull made 295c/kg.