There were 419 head yarded at Toowoomba on Monday, with the forecast of onset rain numbers reduced drastically. Export classes in limited numbers met a stronger market with quality heavy trade and better types of store cattle also dearer.
Best bulls sold to 230.2c/kg, with top priced ex Pittsworth a/c T & H Palmer sold for 265.2c to return $1489 weighing 565kg. A pen of quality Murray Grey steers a/c G & K Polzin, Meringandan weighing 554kg sold to $1440. A heavy Charolais a/c Ian and Katrina Bebbington, Cambooya weighing 540kg returned $1458.
Heavy heifer a/c M & M Reichstein, Oakey sold to 240c to $1164. A limited number of cows yarded sold in the 150-180c range with no high yielding cows yarded.
A draft of Charolais steers a/c Schelberg Farms, Aubigny weighing 467kg topped at 292.2c to return $1366 with companion lighter steers reaching $1176. Angus steers suitable to feed for the trade a/c Tom Newman, Wyreema weighing 328kg topped at 272.2c to return $888. Lightweight Angus steers returning to the paddock reached 278.2c.