Feeders and quality weaners saw good competition, while lesser quality and light weaner heifers met lesser demand in the Toogoolawah yarding of 1100 head on Saturday.
Feeder steers 0 to 4 tooth from Stanley House Grazing Co, Somerset Dam sold to $1400, $1370, $1310 and averaged over $1200 for 115 head.
Glendale Partnership, Harlin sold Droughtmaster steers 20 mths for $1070, while Steve Elliott of Wears International had 18 mths Bazadais cross steers for $1010.
Droughtmaster steers from Villeneuve, eight mths very good quality sold for $895. Julie McKenna, Esk sold Charolais cross steers eight mths for $790.
Grieve Bros had Charolais cross steers 10 mths for $910, while George Pratten, Mt Kilcoy presented outstanding Brangus steers eight mths for $840.
Nev and Denise Rosser had eight mths Limousin steers for $900. Paradise Grazing Co, Nanango sold Charolais cross weaner steers for $830, $725 and $720. Kev and Cheryl O’Brien had Charolais cross steer calves for $660.
Young and Manns sold Droughtmaster steers 12 mths for $725. Kev Horrex sold Charolais cross steers 12 mths for $760.
R and A French, Dayboro sold Charolais cross steers calves for $735. Mylett Pastoral Co had Charolais cross weaner steers for $745 and Angus cross for $615. Mary Birchley, Eidsvold sold Droughtmaster Simmental cross steers 6-7 mths for $605. S and B Ferris had aged Euro cows with bobby calves at $1060.
Heavier feeder heifers met solid competition, with Selwyn Stark selling 18 mths Droughtmaster heifers for $870.
Russell Titmarsh sold 16-18 mths Charolais cross heifers for $900. Julie McKenna sold Charolais cross heifer calves for $585.
Paradise Grazing Co sold younger Charolais cross weaner heifers for $650, $470, $415 and $400. Brian Loveland had Droughtmaster cross weaner heifers for $500. Younger and lighter weaner heifers sold in the $450 to $340 range.
Rain is the key to the store market and market trends depend solely on what happens in the next few weeks.