NUMBERS dropped slightly at Dalby this week with the combined agents yarding a total of 4786 head of cattle. Supply was received from Pittsworth, Cooyar, Tara, Cunnamulla, Goondiwindi, Taroom, Wandoan, Jackson, St George, Miles, Kingaroy, Millmerran, Chinchilla, Pittsworth and the usual local supply areas. There was a good supply of younger lines, while grown cattle supply was down slightly.
Some good runs of well-bred light to medium weight yearlings were up for offer along with several lots of heavy weight over 400kg yarded. Quality was varied with most categories represented.
Light re-stocker cattle met strong demand with vealer steers selling to 422c/kg with heifer vealers topping 352c/kg.
Feeder steers held firm, medium weights topped at 361c/kg with heavy feeders making to 336c/kg. Yearling heifers lost ground to be down by 10c/kg on some classes. Grown steers lost ground this week with the younger portion least affected.
Good heavy cows sold to 255.2ckg and good heavy bulls made to 270.2c/kg.
Calves sold from $180 to $660. Cows and Calves sold for $725 to $1750.
Bulls sold between 150.2c/kg to 270.2c/kg.
Cows sold between 68.2c/kg to 255.2c/kg.
Heifers sold between (includes Yearling) 82.2c/kg to 362.2c/kg. Steers sold between (includes Yearling) 100c/kg to 422.2c/kg. Yearling Bulls sold between 140c/kg to 402.2c/kg.
Hereford Steers sold for 297.2c/kg to weigh 687kg to return $2041.76/head. Angus Steers sold for 312.2c/kg to weigh 540kg to return $1685.88/ head.
Droughtmaster Steers sold for 312.2c/kg to weigh 613.5kg to return $1915.35/head. Droughtmaster Steers sold for 330.2c/kg to weigh 495.6kg to return $1636.32/head.
Charolais X Steers sold for 359.2c/kg to weigh 388kg to return $1393.70/head.
Charolais Steers sold for 315.2c/kg to weigh 595kg to return $1875.44/head. Angus Steers sold for 361.2c/kg to weigh 340kg to return $1228.08/head. Limousin Steers sold for 299.2c/kg to weigh 630kg to return $1884.96/head. Angus Steers sold for 284.2c/kg to weigh 845kg to return $2401.49/head. Santa Bulls sold for 245.2c/kg to weigh 970kg to return $2378.44/head.
Limousin Bulls sold for 270c/kg to weigh 875kg to return $2362.50/head.
Limousin Cows sold for 255.2c/kg to weigh 755kg to return $1926.76/head. Santa Feeder Steers sold for 369.2c/kg to weigh 342.2kg to return $1263.36/head.
Santa X Cows sold for 246.2c/kg to weigh 648.3kg to return $1596.20/head.
Charolais Bulls sold for 270.2c/kg to weigh 960kg to return $2593.92/head.
Shorthorn Bulls sold for 249.2c/kg to weigh 875kg to return $2180.50/head. Charolais Steers sold for 314c/kg to weigh 666.3kg to return $2092.03/head.
Charolais Cows sold for 245.2c/kg to weigh 645kg to return $1581.54/head. Hereford Bulls sold for 244.2c/kg to weigh 800kg to return $1953.60/head. Hereford Cows sold for 245c/kg to weigh 735kg to return $1800.75/head. Limousin x Steers sold for 368.2c/kg to weigh 327.9kg to return $1207.17/head.
RURAL SUNSET: Megan Stallan-Vizer captured this Warra sunset last month.