Sullivan Livestock yarded 1903 cattle at Gympie on Monday for their last sale of 2019, where the market followed recent trends.
Meatworks cattle were cheaper, heavy feeder steers and quality weaner steers remained firm, while plainer heifers were firm to cheaper.
Cattle were drawn Gayndah, Booubyjan, Tansey, Kilkivan, Aramara, Woolooga, Maryborough, Maleny, Kenilworth, Conondale and all local areas.
Quality Charbray steers from E and E Euston, Glastonbury, made 311c/kg ($1491). Wagner Cattle, Gunalda, sold Charbray cross steers for 309c and 302c ($1395 and $1309). Limousin cross steers from RMK Dealings, Tiaro, made 313c ($1345).
Brahman cross steers from Gayndah made 300c to return $1140. Inchmead Pty Ltd sold Droughtmaster steers for 296c ($1086). Simmental steers from RB and KE Corkin, Bald Knob, made 300c ($1181).
Brangus steers from the Gear family, Bollier Park, Imbil, made 283c ($1029), while their high grade Brahman steers made 271c ($865). Charbray steers from Simon Lofthouse, Mothar Mountain, made 289c ($1000).
Jason and Piper Johnston sold a quality line of Simmental cross Droughtmaster weaner steers with the Simmentals making 285c ($912) and 279c ($726), while the Droughtmasters made 283c ($917, $838 and $741). Droughtmaster steers from D and K Holloway, 3C Cattle, Kandanga, made 283c ($843).
Droughtmaster steers from I Sylvester sold for 255c ($519). Droughtmaster cross steers from S and L Tompkins, Cedar Pocket, made 267c ($625). Generally weaner steers sold from 220c to 275c pending quality, while plainer lesser types sold from 175c to 198c.
Feeder heifers were limited in supply. Charbray heifers from Alan Ford, Cedar Pocket, made 247c ($925). Quality Droughtmaster heifers from J and P Johnston, Obi Obi, made 249c ($706 and $655). Droughtmaster heifers from Brian King, Mooloolah, made 259c ($902).
Good conditioned vealer heifers sold to processors from 195c to 231c, while store weaner heifers sold from 140c to 182c. Cows and calves topped at $810.