Steer calves make 488c at Dalby

Steer calves make 488c at Dalby


Young light weight cattle experienced very strong demand at Dalby.


Numbers increased by 1028 head to 4403 at Dalby on Wednesday.

A large panel of export buyers and feeder operators was present, and all were operating in a generally dearer market.

Young light weight cattle returning to the paddock experienced very strong demand pushed on by Southern restockers. All classes of feeder cattle also received very strong support and sold to a dearer market.

A large number of cows were penned, and despite the increase in supply prices lifted across all categories with strong demand from processors as well as restockers.

Mixed sex calves returning to the paddock averaged 453c with steer calves making to 488.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 422c, and made to 467c/kg.

Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged in the mid to high 380c/kg range and made to 443c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to an isolated 438.2c to average 379c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 432.2c to average 380c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market made to 413c, with most sales from 376c to 382c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 364c to average 347c/kg.

Medium weight cows returning to the paddock made to 278c with a good selection averaging 271c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 247c, and 3 scores 274c/kg. The best of the medium weight cows made to 296c to average 284c/kg.

Good heavy cows were well supplied and made to 310.2c in pen lots to average 298c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 329c/kg.


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