There was a small increase in supply of 83 head to 240 at the Toowoomba cattle sale.
The usual export buyers were in attendance, along with the regular feed and trade buyers, plus local and interstate restockers. Prices improved for a number of classes compared to the previous sale of two weeks ago.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock were in demand. Yearling steers and heifers to feed for the domestic market sold to a dearer trend. Heavy grown steers, bullocks and cows were in short supply.
A couple of outstanding light weight yearling steers with show ring potential made to 1200c/kg. The remainder of the light weight yearling steers averaged 534c and made to 564c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged from 468c to 481c with sales to 498c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to the occasional 440c with a small sample averaging 405c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers under 200kg made to 558c to average 550c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers under 280kg made to 552c to average 521c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged from 439c to 479c with sales to 502c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 440c/kg.
Medium weight grown steers to feed made to 382c to average 377c/kg. Medium weight 2 score cows averaged 258c/kg. Heavy weight cows made to 282c to average 280c/kg. Cows and calves made to $2850/unit.