NUMBERS decreased slightly at Dalby this week with the combined agents yarding a total of 7019 head of cattle. Supply was received from far western districts, including consignments from SA, far west QLD, western NSW and the usual local supply areas. Buyer attendance was good and most were operating on a cheaper market. Well-bred younger lines struggled at times with poorer quality lines considerably cheaper. Young lightweight yearling steers made to 301.2c/kg with poorer quality lines averaging 220c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed lost 19c/kg with some selling to 308.2c/kg. Heavy weights steers to feed experienced very little change to sell to 315c/kg. Lightweight yearling heifers lost 15–25c/kg selling to 252.2c/kg with lesser quality lines cheaper to sell to 188c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers sold to 270c/kg. Heavy grown steers and bullocks lost 6–16c/kg with steers making to 305.2c/kg and bullocks to 305c/kg. The large number of cows sold to a market 14–22c/kg cheaper with good heavy cows making to 239.2c/kg but generally around 227c/kg average. Good heavy bulls made to 268.2c/kg. Calves sold from $30–$420. Cows and calves $250–$1400. Heavy bulls sold to 268.2c/kg. Heavy cows sold to 239.2c/kg. Heifers including yearling sold to 290.2c/kg. Steers including yearlings sold to 315c/kg. Yearling bulls sold to 292.2c/kg. Charbray cows sold for 228.2c/kg to weigh 617.2kg to return $1408.50. Charbray heifers sold for 281.2c/kg to weigh 459.2kg to return $1291.18. Angus steers sold for 310c/kg to weigh 368.3kg to return $1141.83. Santa x cows sold for 230.2c/kg to weigh 633.5kg to return $1458.32. Speckle park cows sold for 229.2c/kg to weigh 510kg to return $1168.92. Santa x steers sold for 270c/kg to weigh 845kg to return $2281.50. Charolais x steers sold for 270c/kg to weigh 785kg to return $2119.50. Charolais cows sold for 239.2c/kg to weigh 637kg to return $1523.70. Angus bull sold for 226.2c/kg to weigh 700kg to return $1583.40. A run of 175 composite steers sold to feed for an average 296.1c/kg to weigh 315.3kg to return $933.52 with the tops making $1086.47/head. Santa steers sold for export slaughter sold for 303.2c/kg to weigh 629.4kg to return $1908.27. Angus x steers sold for 280.2c/kg to weigh 725kg to return $2031.45. Hereford x steers sold for 279.2c/kg to weigh 656kg to return $1831.55. Santa bulls sold for 237.2c/kg to weigh 895kg to return $2122.94. Santa bulls sold for 234.2c/kg to weigh 1015kg to return $2377.13. Droughtmaster cows sold for 226.2c/kg to weigh 637.5kg to return $1442.03. Charolais x steers sold for 285.2c/kg to weigh 669.4kg to return $1909.06.