Burnett Livestock & Realty's Biggenden meatworks and store sale on Monday saw a yarding of 1864 head.
Light weight yearling steers and heifers returning to the paddock continued to climb to new high levels.
A US beef extension specialist argues that it is time to update and gain improved usefulness from frame scores.
Grown steers are hard to find in the saleyards, but for vendors taking the time to finish cattle at the heavier weights it's still paying dividends.
The combination of quality cattle in big numbers and a buying panel from near and far contributed to what was described as a "massive" cattle sale at Blackall this week.