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.