Dalby Herald - - LIFE | RURAL -

NUM­BERS de­clined slightly again this week at Dalby, with the com­bined agents yard­ing 5038 head of cat­tle. Sup­ply was from Tara, Chin­chilla, St Ge­orge, Goondi­windi, Miles, Wan­doan, Ta­room, Kin­garoy, Black­all, Millmer­ran, Pittsworth, Eidsvold, Cun­na­mulla, Bar­cal­dine, Injune, lo­cal sup­ply ar­eas, and 227 from NSW. The yard­ing con­sisted of a good sup­ply of year­lings with a large con­tin­gent of cows dom­i­nat­ing the grown cat­tle sec­tion. The young cat­tle con­sisted of some good runs of well­bred lines suit­able for feed­ing and back­ground­ing, while plain-con­di­tion lines were ev­i­dent through­out. Buyer at­ten­dance was var­ied along with the mar­ket as buy­ers were se­lec­tive on pur­chases, with many qual­ity re­lated. Solid de­mand on weaner cat­tle from re­stocker and back­grounders. Feeder steers strug­gled to hold last week’s prices to be firm to 8c/kg cheaper de­pend­ing on qual­ity. Feeder heifers were slightly dearer. Ex­port cat­tle con­sisted of a good sup­ply of cows, a small yard­ing of bul­locks, steers and grown heifers. A fair mix in qual­ity with some well fin­ished lines and more plainer lines. Com­pe­ti­tion on ex­port lines was re­duced due to a usual buyer not op­er­at­ing, re­sult­ing in a 12c/kg fall in the bul­lock and steer mar­ket. Grown heifers topped at 245c/kg. The cow mar­ket in the light weight range sold to strong de­mand, with the medium and heavy cows re­duced 3-12c/kg on last week’s prices. Calves sold from $15 to $270. Cows and calves sold from $400 to $1200.

Heavy bulls sold to 268.2c/kg. Heavy cows sold to 251.2c/kg. Heifers in­clud­ing year­lings sold to 279.2c/kg.

Steers in­clud­ing year­lings sold to 304.2c/kg.

Year­ling bulls sold to 259.2c/kg. Santa heifers sold for 279.2c/kg, weigh­ing 375.4kg to re­turn $1048.16. Santa-cross cows sold for 230.2c/kg, weigh­ing 581kg to re­turn $1337.46. An­gus-cross steers sold for 290c/kg, weigh­ing 515kg to re­turn $1493.50. An­gus-cross steers sold for 255.2c/kg, weigh­ing 1200kg to re­turn $3062.40. Drought­mas­ter-cross cows sold for 240c/kg, weigh­ing 775kg to re­turn $1860.

Here­ford-cross steers sold for 267.2c/kg, weigh­ing 746kg to re­turn $1993.31.

Short­horn cows sold for 248.2c/kg, weigh­ing 735kg to re­turn $1824.27. Mur­ray grey bull sold for 265kg, weigh­ing 960kg to re­turn $2544. An­gus steers sold for 304.2c/kg, weigh­ing 555kg to re­turn $1688.31. An­gus-cross steers sold for 263.2c/kg, weigh­ing 624.5kg to re­turn $1643.80. Charo­lais-cross bull sold for 268.2c/kg, weigh­ing 765kg to re­turn $2051.73. Charo­lais-cross heifers sold for 257.2c/kg, weigh­ing 300kg to re­turn $771.60. Charo­lais-cross steers sold for 281.2c/kg, weigh­ing 471.3kg to re­turn $1325.16.

Santa cows sold for 247.2c/kg, weigh­ing 720kg to re­turn $1779.84. An­gus-cross cows sold for 251.2c/kg, weigh­ing 800kg to re­turn $2009.60. An­gus bull sold for 253.2c/kg, weigh­ing 1025kg to re­turn $2595.30.

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