The return to some isolated falls of rain across the usual supply area reduced the number of stock down by 84 head to 162 at the Toowoomba cattle sale on Monday.
Young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a relatively small sample of cows and a handful of grown steers.
The export buyers of the previous week returned to the buying panel, and interstate restockers were the major buyers in the young cattle section.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock sold to strong demand, while yearling steers to feed improved in price. Light weight yearling heifers to restockers were also in demand. The few cows penned sold to a dearer market.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 425c and made to 452.2c. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 403c to 410c. A couple of B muscle yearling steers with show ring potential made to 441.2c.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock made to 399.2c to average 392c. Yearling heifers to feed made to 398c to average 384c.
A handful of heavy grown steers to feed made to 320.2c Heavy weight 2 score cows averaged 244c, and good heavy weight cows made to 286.2c.