The useful falls of rain across the usual supply area combined with more rain forecast, reduce the number of stock down by 1000 head to 2255 at Dalby on Wednesday.
Export buyer attendance was generally good and all were operating, plus the usual feed and trade buyers, while interstate restockers provided the strongest support on light weight cattle.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 7c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced only quality related price changes. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock improved in price by 5c. A lift in the standard of the yearling heifers to feed improved average prices by 8c.
Cows sold to a mixed trend with restocker classes improving in price by 11c to 15c. Medium weight 2 scores to processors lifted in price to average 6c better. However good heavy cows experienced very little change in price following the improvements of the previous week.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to a top of 518.2c with a large sample averaging 453c. Yearling steers under 330kg to feed made to 436c to average 407c, and medium weights made to 420.2c to average 386c. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 383c and made to 390c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 468c to average 438c. Yearling heifers under 280kg make to 454c to average 415c. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 410c and averaged from 392c to 400c.
Medium weight poor condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 271c and made to 274c, while the better condition lines made to 290c to average 277c. Medium weight 2 score cows to processors averaged 268c and made to 270c. Good heavy cows averaged 295c and sold to 304.2c. Heavy bulls made to 329.2c.