Numbers increased by 513 head to 2951 at Dalby on Wednesday.
Export buyer attendance was good with the return of one major export processor plus the regular feed and trade buyers and a large line-up of local and interstate restockers.
Prices generally improved across a number of classes. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged over 40c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market improved by 15c to 44c, and heavy weight yearling steers to feed lifted in price by 37c/kg.
All classes of yearling heifers sold to a dearer trend with improvements of 23c to 48c/kg fairly common. Heavy grown steers and bullocks to export processors also sold to a dearer market. Plain condition heavy weight PTIC cows were noticeably dearer and good heavy weight cows to export processors lifted in price by 16c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 678c with a large sample averaging 595c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 525c to 556c with the occasional sale to 590c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 548c with the largest numbers making 497c/kg.
Well-bred light weight yearling heifers sold close to the steer portion at 676c with a good sample averaging 552c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 504c to 513c with sales to 544c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 505c to average 469c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 440c to average from 413c to 416c/kg. Heavy grown steers to feed averaged 400c/kg. A handful of heavy grown steers to the wholesale meat trade made to 410c/kg. A few bullocks to export processors made to 394c to average 388c/kg.
Medium weight plain condition cows returning to the paddock averaged 308c and the PTIC heavy weights made to a top of 428c to average 389c/kg. Good heavy weight cows to export processors made to a top of 335c with a large selection averaging 326c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls to export processors made to 348c, and one bull found a new home at 358c/kg.