Numbers at last week's Dalby Sale lifted by 1810 head to 7947 - the largest yarding seen in Dalby since late July.
Included in the lineup were 3140 head from far western Queensland, and 200 head from NSW .
A very large number of mixed quality cows came forward, along with a relatively small selection of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and there was a wide variation in the standard of the large supply of young cattle.
Buyer attendance was generally good and all were operating.
Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 21c/kg dearer.
Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed varied in price according to quality, however well bred lines improved in price.
Lightweight yearling heifers to restockers or background lifted in price by 20c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade averaged 7c to 14c better and close to 20c/kg in places. \
Cows sold to a mixed trend with plain condition classes 5c to 15c better, however good cows averaged 5c to 10c/kg less.
Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 312.2c with a large sample averaging 274c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 293c and made to 320.2c and heavyweights to feed sold to 318.2c to average 298c/kg. The few heavyweights to the trade made to 329.2c/kg.
Lightweight yearling heifers were well supplied and averaged 232c with sales to 256.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 265c, and the better condition lines made to 292 to average 282c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 285c and made to 295.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 337.2c to average 326c, and a couple of bullocks also made to 337.2c/kg.
Medium weight poor condition cows sold to restockers at an average of 196c with some to 216.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors made to 226.2c to average 215c/kg. The best of the medium weights made to 264.2c to average 254c/kg. Good heavy cows made to a top of 272.2c with a large sample around 265c/kg. \
Bulls made to 305.2c with the largest numbers at 272c/kg.