There was a small reduction in numbers to 305 head at the Toowoomba sale on Monday.
The usual panel of export buyers was present and operating, along with local butchers and wholesalers, plus some restockers.
Light weight young cattle continued to meet strong demand from restockers. The yearling steers and heifers ideally suited to local butchers also received very strong support. However, cows to processors could not maintain the levels of the previous sale.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 442.2c to average 407c/kg. Medium weight yearling steers to local butchers made to 394.2c to average 389c/kg.
A fair sample of light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 352.2c to average 343c/kg. Medium weight yearling heifers to the local trade market outsold the yearling steers and made to 397.2c to average 383c/kg.
Light weight cows averaged 204c, and medium weight cows averaged 229c, and made to 249.2c/kg. A small selection of heavy cows averaged 235c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 292.2c/kg. Cows and calves sold to $2450/unit.