Another very dry week has pasted; however the weather map is showing a very good looking change for later in the week.
Let us hope that it produces some much needed moisture for our crops and pastures.
At Dubbo last Thursday 4050 Prime cattle yarded which was a large offering of mixed quality cattle.
Frost and the drier weather affecting finish of cattle in places, values remained firm to 7c/kg cheaper.
Quotation - calves $213.2 to $260.0 to $236.6 avg, vealer steers $178.2 to $225.0 to $193.9 avg, vealer heifers $160.0 to $226.0 to $184.3 avg, yearling steers $156.2 to $202.0 to $182.7 avg, yearling heifers $135.0 to $212.0 to $167.8 avg, grown steers $130.0 to $190.0 to $172.1 avg, grown heifers $130.0 to $171.2 to $153.6 avg, cows $70.0 to $150.0 to $119.8 avg, bulls $136.0 to $195.0 to $156.7 avg.
At Dubbo last Friday 2345 Store cattle yarded with younger steers selling to a dearer trend to lift by $20 ranging from $430 to $635 per head or 219c to 225c/kg lwt, heavier weights to $690 per head, yearling steers $550 to $770 $ to $641avg per head, younger heifers $385 to $500 for medium weights, heavier heifers topped at $635 per head.
PTIC heifers reached up to $900 to avg $760 head, PTIC cows to $1050 to $761 avg per head, PTIC cows with large weaner calves topped at $1130 per unit, dry cows averaged $510. Quotation - weaner steers 169c/kg to 271c/kg to 223c/kg avg, weaner heifers164c/kg to 206c/kg to 183c/kg avg, yearling steers 176c/kg to 214c/kg to 192c/kg avg, yearling heifers 156c/kg to 163c/kg to 160c/kg avg, PTIC heifers 147c/kg to 195c/kg to 169c/kg avg, PTIC cows 108c/kg to 191c/kg to 158c/kg avg, cows & calves < 2mths 180c/kg to 250c/kg to 211c/kg avg, cows & calves 2-4 mths 200c/kg to 268c/kg to 225c/kg avg, cows 97c/kg to 151c/kg to 126c/kg avg, feeder steers 180c/kg to 184c/kg to 182c/kg avg, feeder heifers 162c/kg to 162c/kg to 162c/kg avg.
At Dubbo on Monday 16400 sheep and lambs were yarded, with the lamb and sheep market dearer lifting $5 to $7 per head.
Quotation - lambs 0-12 $52 to $60, 12-16 $60 to $74, 16-18 $72 to $81, 18-20 $80 to $82, 20-22 $87.20 to $107, 22-24 $91 to $110, 24-26 $97 to $120, 26-30 $119 to $119. Hoggets $55 to $87.20 to $78.99 avg, young ewes $77 to $112 to $94.50 avg, ewe $32 to $100 to $70.70 avg, young wethers $78 to $88 to $83 avg, wethers $54 to $91.20 to $77.72 avg, rams $52 to $101 to $75.93 avg.
Shute Bell reports with the Aussie dollar falling, the wool market responded with its largest single one day fall in nine months on the first day of selling with just over 30,000 bales sold with a passed in rate rocketing to 23.2 per cent.
Northern region indicators lost 38c to be 1144, eastern market indicators lost 34c to be 1144.