RAIN reduced numbers at Dalby, with the combined agents yarding a total of 3414 head. Supply was received from Cunnamulla, Chinchilla, Goondiwindi, Blackall, Tara, Miles, St George, Glenmorgan, Beodourie, Taroom, Wandaon, Quilpie, the usual local supply areas as well as South Australia and Northern NSW. Buyer attendance was good with support on feeder lines from interstate feeder operators. The yarding was varied with some very well-bred heavy grown steers and bullocks as well as a fair sample of medium to heavy cows in the line-up. Reaction to the recent rainfall was reflected in prices on certain lines, with lightweight yearling steers improving in price to average 20c/kg better. Medium weights steers improved by 13–18c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers also experienced a lift to gain 22c/kg, with the medium weight heifers improving 15c/kg. Quality as well as demand saw the younger end of the heavy grown steers and bullocks improve by 20c/kg. Cows experienced a mixed trend with plain condition lines remaining firm with good heavy cows improving 10–14c/kg. Steer calves made to 314.2c/kg, lightweight yearling steers made to 302.2c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers made to 294.2c/kg with heavy weights making to 294.2c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers made to 269.2c/kg with medium weights making to 286.2c/kg and heavy weights to 286.2c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export slaughter sold to 315.2c/kg with the bullock lines to 313.2c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows made to 214.2c/kg with medium weights making to 253.2c/kg. Good heavy cows made to 260.2c/kg and good heavy bulls made to 286.2c/kg. Calves sold from $95 to $165. Cows and calves $600 to $1000. Heavy bulls sold to 268.2c/kg. Heavy cows sold to 260.2c/kg. Heifers including yearling sold to 286.2c/kg. Steers including yearlings sold to 315.2c/kg. Yearling bulls sold to 264.2c/kg. Simbrah bulls sold for 267.2c/kg to weigh 915kg to return $2444.88, Simmental steers sold for 294.2c/kg to weigh 447kg to return $1315.07. Santa x cows sold for 260.2c/kg to weigh 595.6kg to return $1549.64. Charolais x cows sold for 250c/kg to weigh 647.5kg to return $1618.75. Murray grey x bulls sold for 267.2c/kg to weigh 840kg to return $2244.48. Santa bull sold for 286.2c/kg to weigh 1080kg to return $3090.96. Santa x cows sold for 253.2c/kg to weigh 623kg to return $1577.44. Santa steers sold for 223.2c/kg to weigh 925kg to return $2064.60. Hereford x steers sold for 308.2c/kg to weigh 611.1kg to return $1883.44. Hereford bulls sold for 246.2c/kg to weigh 975kg to return $2400.45. Santa x cows sold for 252.2c/kg to weigh 651kg to return $1641.82. Bazadaiz heifers sold for 276.2c/kg to weigh 444.4kg to return $1227.56. Angus steers sold for 294.2c/kg to weigh 367.1kg to return $1080.13. Simmental bulls sold for 277.2c/kg to weigh 885kg to return $2453.22. Brahman x steers sold for 311.2c/kg to weigh 620kg to return $1929.44. Santa steers sold for 313.2c/kg to weigh 679.2kg to return $2127.15. Limousin x steers sold for 315.2c/kg to weigh 526.3kg to return $1658.74. Shorthorn cows sold for 258.2c/kg to weigh 622.5kg to return $1607.30. Limousin bulls sold for 279.2c/kg to weigh 790kg to return $2205.68. Charolais x cows sold for 261.2c/kg to weigh 658kg to return $1718.70.