There was a small reduction in supply of 231 head to 4172 at Dalby. The fair panel of buyers in attendance included a Victorian export processor, however one major exporter was absent from the buying panel.
Feeder and restocker buyers continued to provide very strong competition across all classes of yearling steers and heifers, with strong support from interstate buyers.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 9c/kg better. Yearling steers to feed sold to very strong demand. Light weight yearling heifers averaged 9c/kg dearer.
Cows varied in price with the better end of the cows averaging 13c to 14c/kg cheaper, however the remainder of the cows experienced only quality related price changes.
Mixed sex calves sold to restockers an average of 422c, with steer calves to 468.2c/kg. Light weight yearling steers were well supplied and made to 478.2c to average 430c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 406.2c to average 379c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 384c and made to 396c/kg. A handful of heavy weight yearling steers sold to the wholesale meat trade at 374.2c/kg to return $2076/head.
Light weight heifers made to 418c with a large sample averaging 389c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to feed made to 384c to average 356c, and heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 338c and made to 347c/kg. A handful of heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 398c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 340c to average 322c/kg. Heavy grown heifers also to export processors made to 345.2c/kg. Medium weight 3 score cows averaged 264c/kg.
The best of the medium weight cows made to 285c to average 279c/kg. A fair supply of good heavy cows averaged 284c with the occasional pen to 294.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 326c/kg.
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