The supply of stock reduced by 74 head to 348 at the Toowoomba cattle sale. Overall quality was generally good.
A fair panel of export buyers was present and operating along with the usual trade and feeder buyers, plus local and interstate restockers.
The lift in the standard of the light weight young cattle improved average prices. Yearling steers and heifers to feed experienced only quality related price changes. The small selection of cows averaged 3c/kg better.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock made to 564c, with a fair sample averaging 533c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 468c to 486c with the occasional sale to 512.2c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 439c to average 430c, with some to the trade reaching 428c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background averaged 503c and made to 520c/kg.
Yearling heifers to feed averaged 440c and made to 466c, with an isolated sale to the trade at 470c/kg.
Heavy weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 422c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed averaged 399c and made to 405c, with a couple of heavy weights to feed reaching 391c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 257c/kg. Heavy weight cows returning to the paddock made to 294c, while good heavy weights to processors made to 293c to average 285c/kg.
Heavy weight bulls made to 331c/kg. A consignment of mixed sex light weight cattle sold open auction averaged $695 and sold to $740/head.