Yearling steers under 200kg top at 678c, average 616c at Dalby

Yearling steers under 200kg top at 678c, average 616c at Dalby

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There were 2848 cattle offered at Dalby.

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The supply of stock at Dalby on Wednesday increased by 590 to 2848 head.

The usual panel of feed and trade buyers were in attendance, however one major export processor was absent from the buying panel. A large number of local and interstate restockers were very active in the market.

Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock continued to improve in price. Medium and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced only quality related price changes. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background sold to very solid demand and yearling heifers to feed followed a similar trend. Most classes of cows experienced very little change in price compared to the previous sale.

Yearling steers under 200kg made to a top of 678c to average 616c/kg. Yearling steers under 280kg made to 632c with a large number averaging 582c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg to feed averaged 512c, however the restocker lines averaged 533c and made to a top of 566c/kg. Yearling steers under 400kg to feed averaged 460c and made to 500c, with a handful returning to the paddock making to 524c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 508c, averaging 447c/kg.

Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 594c to average 523c/kg. Yearling heifers under 330kg to feed averaged 484c and made to 520c, with some restocker lines making to 590c to average 540c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market made to 460c to average 440c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to a top of 450c to average 419c/kg.

A small selection of heavy weight grown steers to export processors made to 371c to average 367c/kg. Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 294c and made to 301c/kg. Medium weight score 2 cows to export processors averaged 275c, and scores 3 cows averaged 289c/kg. Heavy weight cows made to a top of 307c, with a good sample averaging 299c/kg. Heavy weight bulls made to 349c/kg.

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