IT was a nice wet morning in Dubbo this morning, where we had a yarding of 2335 head up by 625 on last week.
It was a good quality yarding with a good selection of prime cattle in all sections along with a few pens of plainer types in from the far west. The bulk of the yarding were sourced from local districts.
All the regular buyers were in attendance and competing in a solid market.
Young cattle to the trade were firm to 2c dearer with steer vealers selling to 325c while the better numbers of prime heifer vealers sold from 304c to 331c with the heavier weights over 330kg averaging 321c/kg.
Prime steer yearlings to the trade sold from 299c to 338c with the heavier weights over 400kg averaging 314c/kg. MLA market information shows that the prime heifer yearlings to the trade sold from 295c to 335c with the heavier weights here averaging 312c/kg.
Limited numbers of young steers to the restockers sold at similar rates to the previous sale selling from 320c to 347c/kg. The young heifers to the restockers ranged in price from 280c to 297c/kg.
The feeder steers were up to 15c dearer selling from 300c to 353c with the good numbers of heavier weights over 400kg averaging 338c/kg. The feeder heifers were firm to 2c dearer selling from 275c to 318c with the heavier weights here averaging 304c/kg.
There were some excellent pens of well finished grown steers yarded which sold at firm to 3c cheaper rates with the prime medium and heavy weights selling from 285c to 312c with the medium weights weighing 500-600kg averaging 302c/kg.
The export weight feeder steers sold to strong competition with those weighing400kg to 500kg selling from 275-346c to average 327c/kg. Grown heifers also sold to strong competition with the prime heifers weighing less than 540kg selling from 260c to 323c/kg.
Plain conditioned lightweight cows were firm while the better finished heavier weights were 4c to 8c dearer. Score 2 cows to the processors sold from 165c to 203c with the cows weighing 400kg to 500kg averaging 183c/kg.
Plain conditioned cows to the restockers sold from 130c to 199c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 200c to 257c with the 4 score heavy weights averaging 235c/kg.
Bulls were 6c dearer with the better muscled heavier weights over 600kg selling from 246c to 276c to average 267c/kg. Young lightweight bulls to the restockers sold from 263c to 349c/kg.