The last cattle sale for the year for Dubbo produced a much smaller yarding with numbers declining by 1,450. It was a mixed yarding with the expected numbers of plain conditioned young cattle and bobby calves along with some very well finished yearlings mixed throughout.
There were no grown steers and limited numbers of grown heifers. Not all the regular buyers were operating with a number of works at capacity levels until the New Year.
Young cattle to the trade were around firm with prime steer yearlings selling to 291c, while the prime heifer yearlings sold to 277c/kg. The light and medium weight feeder cattle were 4c to 8c dearer, while the heavier weights were 10c/kg cheaper.
The feeder steers sold from 250c to 298c while the feeder heifers sold from 230c to 275c/kg. Young cattle to the restockers were cheaper with the young steers selling from 114c to 288c, while the young restocker heifers sold from 92c to 278c/kg.
There were no grown steers to quote.
Grown heifers were 6c dearer with the better classes selling from 225c to 269c/kg.
Cows were 4c to 8c cheaper with the 1 and 2 scores selling from 111c to 142c/kg. The better 3 and 4 scores sold from 165c to 226c, with the prime heavy weights averaging 212c/kg. Bulls sold to 235c/kg.