Male calves reach 364.2c at Dalby

Male calves reach 364.2c at Dalby

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Steer and heifer calves saw a big price improvement at Dalby on wednesday.

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The supply of stock increased by 528 head to 4607 at Dalby on Wednesday.

The overall quality of the grown cattle was fair to good, however there was a wide variation in the standard of the young cattle.

Buyer representation was generally good with all the usual buyers in attendance, plus the return of some interstate operators.

Good falls of rain in parts of the supply area lifted prices across most classes. Steer and heifer calves improved the most, while light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 31c/kg better.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved by 10c to 35c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 21c/kg dearer.

Light weight yearling heifers lifted in price by 24c to 40c/kg. Medium and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 20c to 30c/kg better.

All classes of cows improved in price with restocker lines gaining the most to average 26c to 34c better, while export processor lines improved by 8c to 12c/kg.

Male calves made to 364.2c, and heifer calves made to 304c to average 289c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 332.2c with a fair number averaging 295c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed the domestic market made to 327.2c, with most from 310c to 317c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 325c to average 320c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers were well supplied and made to 302c, with the largest numbers averaging 274c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed generally sold in the 290c/kg range with some to 308.2c/kg.

Local trade classes averaged 300c and made to 312c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to the occasional 316c to average 299c/kg.

Medium weight poor condition cows returned to the paddock at 198c, and some better lines averaged 212c, and made to 218c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 267.2c, with a large number averaging 257c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 292c/kg.

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