The supply of stock at Toowoomba lifted to the highest level since October 2019 with agents penning 722 head, and included in the larger lineup were 60 head from the Goombungee Oakey Beef Classic.
A fair panel of export buyers was present and operating, plus the regular feed and trade buyers and local and interstate restockers. Light weight yearling steers to restockers experienced strong support for the quality penned.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market in places could not maintain the levels of the previous sale. Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock were in demand. The lift in the overall quality of the heavy grown steers and bullocks improved average prices by 5c to 7c/kg. A better larger lineup of good heavy weight cows increased average prices.
Vealer heifers ex the beef classic made to 476c to average 466c/kg. Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock averaged 525c with sales to 556c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 439c to 457c with sales to 486c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed averaged 412c and made to 426c/kg. The occasional heavy weight yearling steer ex the beef classic made to 424.2c to return $2227/head.
Light weight yearling heifers returning to the paddock average 472c and made to 518c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 420c to 432c and made to 450c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 418c/kg. Heavy grown steers to export processors made to 381c to average 371c, and the bullock portion made to 383.2c to average 367c/kg.
Medium weight 2 score cows returning to the paddock made to 272c to average 267c/kg. A fair sample of good heavy weight cows made to 300.2c to average 287c/kg.