Reduced numbers at Dalby cattle sale

THE short working week and some more rain across the supply area reduced numbers by a further 7%.

Agents yarded 2467 head, down 196 head on the previous sale.

A fair panel of buyers was present and operating and prices turned around for a number of classes.

Renewed restocker enthusiasm lifted values by up to 14c/kg on well-bred lightweight lines.

Heavy yearling steers to feed averaged 2c/kg better and medium weight yearling heifers to feed also lifted in price.

Export classes of heavy grown steers and cows sold to a market 3c to 5c/kg better.

Some lightweight calves returned to the paddock at 227c/kg with most at 191c/kg.

Vealer heifers averaged 164c/kg with a couple of heavy classes reaching 192c/kg.

Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 198c/kg with a few to 200c/kg, while D muscle lines averaged 167c/kg.

Heavy yearling steers to feed averaged 164c/kg and made to 169c/kg.

Lightweight yearling heifers experienced stronger support from restockers and the trade, with the largest number returning to the paddock at just under 170c/kg.

Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 157c/kg and made to 161c/kg while D muscle lines averaged 140c/kg.

A small selection of heavy grown steers to export slaughter averaged 171c/kg and sold to 174c/kg, and a handful of bullocks averaged 164c/kg.

Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 114c/kg and sold to 119.2c/kg, and 3 scores generally sold around 125c/kg.

Good heavy cows averaged 3c/kg dearer at 135c/kg with a few pens to 141.2c/kg.

Heavy bulls made to 153.2c/kg.

Topics:  rural weekly

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