CONTINUOUS dry weather led to increased numbers at Dalby, with combined agents yarding a total of 5328 head of cattle. The quality was widely varied. Export buyer attendance was down from previous week’s sales, with a fair panel of feeder buyers present along with added support from additional interstate re-stockers in the young cattle section. Most categories sold to a cheaper trend. Lightweight yearling steers returning to the paddock could not maintain prices from the last sale and lost to 14c/kg while mixed quality medium and heavyweight yearling steers to feed lost between 10 to 20c/kg. Lightweight heifers returning to the paddock lost 13c/kg and medium weights fell up to 17c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks sold close to last week’s level. Plain condition cows sold to a firm market with better end of the cows losing 9 to 13c/kg. Steers calves sold to 358.2c/kg, with lightweight yearling steers sold to re-stockers up to 343.2c/kg. Medium weight sold to 312.2c/kg with heavy weights making to 285c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers made to 286.2c/kg with medium weight making to 280.2c/kg. Grown steers to export slaughter averaged 266c/kg with bullock portion making to 273.2c/kg. Plain condition cows made to 207.2c/kg, medium weight 2 score cows made to 195.2c/kg with medium weights to 212c/kg. Good heavy cows sold to 211.2c/kg and good heavy bulls made to 278.2c/kg. Calves sold from $80–$450, cows and calves $1260–$1500, heavy bulls sold to 278.2c/kg, heavy cows sold to 211.2c/kg, heifers including yearling sold to 286.2c/kg, steers including yearlings sold to 342.2c/kg, yearling bulls sold to 314.2c/kg. Angus bulls sold for 225.2c/kg to weigh 1080kg to return $2432.16/head. Angus X cows sold for 205.2c/kg to weigh 715kg to return $1467.18/head. Angus steers sold for 290.2c/kg to weigh 335.5kg to return $973.49/head. Angus bulls sold for 246.2c/kg to weigh 1120kg to return $2757.44/ head. Angus cows sold for 209.2c/kg to weigh 645kg to return $1349.34/head. Angus X steers sold for 273.2c/kg to weigh 711.3kg to return $1943.14/head. Angus steers sold for 273.2c/kg to weigh 680kg to return $1857.76/head. Santa X cows sold for 207.2c/kg to weigh 568.8kg to return $1249.28/head. Hereford steers sold for 272.2c/kg to weigh 630kg to return $1714.86/head. Hereford bull sold for 242.2c/kg to weigh 1105kg to return $2676.31/head. Hereford X steers sold for 302.2c/kg to weigh 393kg to return $1187.65/head. Santa bulls sold for 244.2c/kg to weigh 1085kg to return $2649.57/head. Charolais bull sold for 278.2c/kg to weigh 1115kg to return $3101.93/head. Limousin X heifers sold for 272.2c/kg to weigh 438.8kg to return $1194.28/head.