Export processors competed on all local trade steers which saw values stay strong at Mareeba this week.
The tariff-impacting Korean beef import safeguard looks likely to trigger any time now for the 2018 year.
Prices at Toowoomba were firm for export and quality trade cows, while restocker cattle met little competition.
Meatworks and heavy feeder cattle were well sought after at Gracemere on Friday and prices rose slightly.
The market was stronger for all types at Laidley on Thursday, with feeder cattle and cows selling to strong competition.