The supply of stock at Dalby on Wednesday reduced from the very high level of last week with 2359 head fewer to 6715.
Apart from 1206 head from far western Queensland the balance of the yarding was drawn from the usual local supply areas.
A large number of cows once again dominated the grown cattle section. Buyer attendance was not as good as last week with one major export processor absent from the buying panel. However most of the regular feeder buyers were in attendance and operating, along with a fair line-up of restocker buyers.
Prices for light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock received only quality related price changes. Medium weight yearling steers to feed followed a similar trend, with quality lines receiving strong support.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced very little change in price. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background sold to firm demand. The better end of the medium weight yearling heifers to feed and the trade averaged 2c to 4c/kg dearer.
The small sample of heavy grown steers and bullocks to processors averaged 26c to 33c/kg less. All classes of cows sold to a cheaper trend to average 25c to 47c/kg less, on top of the losses experienced the previous week.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and made to 288.2c to average 251c, and poor quality lines averaged 190c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 318.2c, with a large sample averaging 284c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed also made to 318.2c with a fair sample averaging 301c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 219c and made to 250.2c, while the poor quality lines average 140c/kg.
Plain condition medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 246c, and the better condition classes to feed made to 284.2c to average 270c/kg.
Medium weight poor condition cows to processors averaged 145c, and restocker lines averaged 151c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 162c, and restocker classes 179c/kg.
Good heavy cows made to the occasional 225.2c, with a large sample averaging 210c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 282.2c/kg.