Dubbo saleyards will be hosting large numbers of cattle this week after a break in sales over the Easter holiday.

A total of 7000 cattle were yarded at today’s fat cattle sale, and another 2200 head are expected at tomorrow’s store cattle sale.

The buying gallery at today’s fat cattle sale.

The Easter break had an effect on numbers, with no cattle sales being held last week, however continuing dry conditions are also influencing bigger yardings.

Today’s sale was firm to dearer across most categories, despite the large yarding.

Feeder steers sold from 262c/kg to 308c/kg.
Restocker steers from from 253c/kg to 324c/kg.
Grown steers sold from 268c/kg to 289c/kg.

Feeder heifers sold from 236c/kg to 276c/kg.
Restocker heifers sold from 220c/kg to 320c/kg.
Grown heifers sold from 255c/kg to 275c/kg.

The 2-score cows sold from 120c/kg to 192c/kg.
The 3- and 4-score cows sold from 176c/kg to 226c/kg.

Bulls sold to 257c/kg.

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