Numbers reduced to 439 head at the Toowoomba sale on Monday, and overall quality was generally good, boosted by the Goombungee, Haden and Oakey, Beef Classic exhibits.
A large panel of buyers and onlookers was present in the walkways.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock improved in price. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 17c/kg dearer, and considerably more in places.
Light weight yearling heifers experienced only quality related price changes. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 25c dearer, and heavy weights to processors were over 30c/kg better.
The small sample of cows were too small in numbers to reliably quote. Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 506c, to average 465c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 406c, with some to 438.2c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed the domestic market made to 434c, and few to restockers made to 448c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to 430c to average 412c/kg.
A couple of heavy weight yearling steers ex the beef classic exhibits, will return to the show ring at 433.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 388c to average 372c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers generally sold in the 320c range, with sales to 366c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed for the domestic market averaged 363c and made to 378c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers ex the beef classic exhibits made to 397.2c/kg.
Heavy grown steers also from the classic exhibits made to 398.2c, to average 383c/kg. A handful of bullocks made to 378.2c to average 370c/kg. A few medium weight 2 score cows sold to restockers at an average of 267c, and made to 272.2c/kg.
A couple of good heavy cows made to 294.2c/kg. Heavy bulls made 319.2c/kg.