Dalby agents yarded 5430 head of cattle this week, a reduction of 524. The yarding consisted of a good supply of yearlings, while cows dominated the grown cattle section.
The penning of young cattle comprised a good supply of mainly light and medium weight yearlings, along with a fair number of heavy yearlings.
Quality was mixed, with the largest percentage of young cattle in 2 score condition, however there were several runs of well bred cattle through the sale that were suitable for feeder and background buyers. The market varied, mainly dictated by quality.
Light restocker and feeder steers sold 10c to 15c dearer, reaching a top of 308c for an average of 257c/kg. Medium weight feeder steers topped at 308c to average 279c. Heavy feeder steers were slightly cheaper, making to 278c to average 271c. Feeder heifers were 12c dearer, averaging 245c for a top price of 260c.
Grown steers topped at 290c and heifers sold to 240c. The cow market improved, although some of the plainer cows were slightly easier in places. Light plain conditioned cows sold from 100c to 169c, while 2 score medium weights averaged 167c and the 3 scores averaged 188c. Heavy cows varied from 191c to 212c.