Numbers remained very close to the previous weeks level at 4145 head at Dalby.
Buyer representation was good with representatives covering all categories. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced some quality related price changes to average 13c/kg less, however well bred lines continued to receive strong support from local and interstate restockers.
Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 6c to 7c/kg cheaper. However a lift in the standard of the yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market resulted in average prices improving. Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors sold to a cheaper trend to average 8c to 20c/kg less.
All classes of cows could not maintain the improvements of the previous sale to lose 6c to 7c and up to 15c/kg in places.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were well supplied and made to 666.2c to average 506c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 450c to 462c with the occasional sale to 502c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 462.2c to average 435c/kg.
Yearling heifers under 200kg made to 596c to average 564c/kg. Yearling heifers under 280kg averaged 474c and made to 530c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 416c to 444c and made to 462c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks averaged 362c and 350c respectively and sold to 373c/kg.
Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock made to 314c to average 295c/kg. Medium weight 2 scores to processors averaged 268c and sold to 275c/kg. Good heavy weight cows made to 305c to average 297c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 315c/kg.