The supply of stock increased by 2269 head to 3818 at the Dalby cattle sale, with only one sale remaining before the annual break.
All the usual export processors were in attendance and operating, however, competition was subdued in the cow section.
The regular feed and trade buyers, plus local and interstate restockers operated very competitively.
Prices continued to improve on light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock, with gains of 32-56c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 36c/kg better.
Yearling heifers to feed improved by 17c/kg.
A fair supply of cows lost the previous weeks gains to average 16-21c/kg less.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to 892c/kg to average 824c/kg.
Yearling steers in the 200-280kg range returning to the paddock were well supplied and sold to 846c/kg to average 741c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 634-666c/kg with sales to a top of 726c/kg, and some returning to the paddock made to 768c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 594c/kg with the occasional sale to 650c/kg.
A good sample of yearling heifers under 200kg made to 750c/kg to average 699c/kg.
A large selection of light weight yearling heifers under 280kg to restockers or background made to 720c/kg to average 668c/kg.
Yearling heifers to feed averaged 588c/kg and sold to 658c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed made to 608c/kg to average 588c/kg.
A small sample of bullocks made to 468c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows to processors made to 364c/kg to average 348c/kg.
Heavy weight 3 scores averaged 389c/kg and made to 396c/kg.
A small selection of good heavy weight cows made to 400c/kg to average 399c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made to 384c/kg.
Cows and calves sold open auction made to $3650/unit.
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