Numbers were down 21 pc at Dalby this week, while prices generally improved across most classes.
There was a yarding of 1024 cattle at Biggenden on Monday, with Simbrah weaner steers reaching 398.2c/kg.
Brazilian federal authorities are investigating 40 meat companies after allegations of bribery of meat inspection officials and trade in tainted meat product.
Cattle comprised both good lines of finished meat works bullocks and cows and mixed lines of trade heifers at the Charters Towers cattle sale on March 15.
Monto Cattle and Country yarded 743 head for their fortnightly fat and store sale, with Prime cattle rates slipping slightly on the back of high kill numbers at the abattoirs, while store cattle prices remained firm to slightly dearer for the better quality cattle.