Dubbo cattle sales have wrapped up for 2018, finishing on a mostly dearer note for most categories in both prime and store sales this week.

Thursday’s prime cattle offered 2100 head while Friday’s store sale featured only 260 head- both sales down in numbers by more than 1500.

Despite lower numbers, both markets experienced dearer trends across most categories.

The biggest gains were in the feeder heifers and light-weight feeder steer categories, which saw increases of up to 25c/kg for some runs.

 

The steer portion sold from 272c/kg to 319c/kg while the heifers sold from 240 to 295c/kg.

Recent rain helped push restocker prices up, with young steers selling from 246c to 328c/kg.

Young heifers to the restocker sold from 204 to 277c/kg.

Grown steers were up to 20c cheaper, however grown heifers remained firm.

Grown steers were up to 20c cheaper in areas, selling rom 245c to 269c/kg.

Friday’s store cattle sale attracted a larger than normal crowd for the final cattle sale of 2018. This, coupled with recent rain, pushed prices up despite the very small yarding.

Steer weaners sold to $610, averaging $440.

Heifers sold up to $600 for weaners and $670/head for yearlings.

Cows and calves sold up to $1290/unit for first calvers. Dry cows sold from $410 to $635/head.

See our Market Reports section for further sale report details.

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