Medium weight yearling steers hit 320.2c at Dalby

Medium weight yearling steers hit 320.2c at Dalby

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Mixed quality light weight young cattle dominated the yarding at Dalby on Wednesday.

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Numbers reduced by 339 head to 3854 at Dalby on Wednesday.

Buyer attendance was generally good and all were operating.

Mixed quality light weight young cattle dominated the yarding, along with a small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks and a large number of cows.

There was a wide variation in the standard of the light weight yearling steers and this was reflected in the prices, however good quality lines experienced strong demand.

Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed received only quality related price changes. Light weight yearling heifers sold to firm demand, while the medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 16c to 18c/kg better.

Most classes of cows sold to a dearer trend with improvements of 2c to 9c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 300.2c with a large sample averaging 258c, and poor quality lines averaged 205c/kg.

Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 288c with one consignment reaching 320.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 295c and made to 302.2c, and some to the trade made to 321.2c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers mostly sold around 199c with sales to 252.2c, and poor quality lines 141c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed mostly sold in the mid-to high 260c/kg range with some to the trade reaching 287.2c/kg.

Heavy yearling heifers to the trade averaged 283c and made to 301.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 323.2c to average 310c/kg.

Bullocks averaged 308c and made from 282.2c to 322.2c/kg with 6 tooth classes in the lower end of the price range. Medium weight 2 score cows sold to restockers at an average of 199c and made to 211.2c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 199c and made to 207.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 267.2c a large sample averaging 256c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 303.3c/kg.

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