Numbers rose at Dalby to 6277, up from the previous week by 989 head.
A good buying panel was present and operating including export processors, feedlots and local and interstate restockers. Cattle were drawn from the usual supply area and the yarding quality varied, with prices reflective of quality variations.
Medium and heavy weight yearling steers were present in good numbers. Overall demand remained firm but prices eased. Medium weight yearling steers to feed fell by 6c while heavy weight yearling steers to feed fell by 3c to 12c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed saw improvements with medium weight heifers under 400kg up by 15c/kg. Medium and heavy weight cows fell by 6c to 26c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg to restockers sold to 593.2c to average 575c/kg. The largest sample of light weight yearling steers under 280kg to restockers made to 560.2c to average 529c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 330kg to feed sold to 498.2c to average 444c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers under 400kg to feed made to 474.2c to average 430c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed reached a top of 442.2c to average 418c/kg.
The largest sample of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers made to 495.2c to average 444c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers under 330kg to restockers sold to 460.2c to average 404c/kg. The best of the medium weight grown steers to feed sold to 408.2c to average 376c/kg. The best of the grown heifers reached a top of 362.2c to average 343c/kg.
Medium weight 4 score cows sold to a top of 294c to average 291c/kg. Heavy weight 3 score cows made to 289.2c to average 284c, while the heavy weight 4 score cows sold to a top of 304.2c to average 293c/kg. The best of the heavy weight bulls made to 334.2c to average 325c/kg. Cows and calves reached a top of $2360/unit.