Steer calves to restockers make 460c, av 434c at Dalby

Steer calves to restockers make 460c, av 434c at Dalby

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There were 4253 cattle offered at Dalby sale on Wednesday.

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Despite useful falls of rain across most of the supply area, numbers experienced a small lift to 4253 head.

Overall quality was generally good and similar to the previous sale, large numbers of supplementary fed classes were included in the line-up.

Buyer attendance was generally good, however also similar to the previous sale, not all were operating in the dearer market.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock gained a further 7c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 21c to 30c/kg dearer. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 23c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers sold to restockers 45c/kg dearer. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed lifted price by 35c, and heavy weights to processors averaged 27c/kg better. Cows continued to be in demand and experienced further price improvements to average 7c to 14c dearer for processor lines, and up to 20c/kg to restockers.

Steer calves sold to restockers at an average of 434c, with sales to 460.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 388c, and made to 430c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 415c to average 403c, and medium weights averaged 385c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made 386c, to average 371c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers made to 383c, with a fair sample averaging 360c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 372c, and made to 386c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to processors made to 375cc, to average 363c/kg.

Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 369c to average 367c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 259c and made 272c/kg.

Medium weight 2 scores returning to the paddock made 283.2c, to average 268c/kg. A large selection of good heavy cows made to 331.2c to average 319c/kg. Heavy balls made to 339.2c/kg.

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