NUMBERS slightly increased at Dalby this week with the combined agents yarding a total of 4496 head of cattle. Overall quality was once again fairly mixed, with a large contingent of yearling heifers up for offer. Buyer attendance was well represented, with extra support in the yearling section from added interstate re-stockers.
Steers calves to the paddock experienced some improvement in price, with medium weights selling to a firmer market with the heavy weights improving 4-5c/kg. Lightweight heifers sold to strong demand while medium weights fell by 6c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks also experienced this downturn to lose 1-2c/kg.
Cows experienced a mixed trend with PTIC improving in price, however, slaughter lines fell 5-10c/kg. Well-bred steers calves sold to 400.2c/kg, lightweight yearling steers made to 360c/kg.
Medium weight made to 296.2c/kg with heavy weights made to 285c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers were well supplied selling to 298.2c/kg.
A line of well bred yearling heifers sold to 306.2c/kg, with medium weights selling to 270.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to export slaughter made to 271.2c/kg with bullocks making to 273.2c/kg. Medium weight PTIC cows made to 226.2c/kg, two score cows made to 191.2c/kg.
Heavy cows sold to 216.2c/kg with heavy bulls making to 263.2c/kg. Calves sold from $130 to $340. Cows and calves $640 to $1460. Heavy bulls sold to 263.2c/kg. Heavy cows sold to 216.2c/kg. Heifers including yearlings sold to 306.2c/kg.
Steers including yearlings sold to 400.2c/kg.
Yearling bulls sold to 360.2c/kg. Charolais bulls sold for 263.2c/kg to weigh 1080kg to return $2842.56/head.
Charbray cows sold for 212c/kg to weigh 702.5kg to return $1489.30/head.
Hereford steers sold for 250c/kg to weigh 735kg to return $1837.50/head. Santa steers sold for 296.2c/kg to weigh 373.6kg to return $1106.52/head.
Charolais x heifers sold for 247.2c/kg to weigh 537.5kg to return $1328.70/head.
Angus x heifers sold for 245.2c/kg to weigh 245.2kg to return $1553.96/head.
Charolais steers sold for 273.2c/kg to weigh 662.5kg to return $1809.95/head.
Charolais bulls sold for 247.2c/kg to weigh 1020kg to return $2521.44/head. Angus bulls sold for 245.2c/kg to weigh 1050kg to return $2574.60/head. Droughtmaster x steers sold for 263.2c/kg to weigh 765kg to return $2013.48/head.
Charolais cows sold for 216.2c/kg to weigh 800kg to return $1729.60/head. Angus x steers sold for 262.2c/kg to weigh 670kg to return $1756.74/head. Brangus bull sold for 236.2c/kg to weigh 995kg to return $2350.19/head.