There was a small reduction in supply to 161 head at the Toowoomba cattle sale.
Good quality young cattle dominated the selling pens along with a very small selection of grown steers and cows. The usual panel of feed and trade buyers were present and active, along with a large line up of restocker buyers.
A lift in the quality of the young cattle resulted in some price improvements, with restockers the major buyers in the young cattle section. Grown steers and cows sold to firm demand for the quality penned.
Light weight yearling steers under 200kg made to a top of 612c to average 582c/kg. Yearling steers under 330kg mostly sold to restockers at an average of 540c with sales to 588c/kg. Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 494c to average 476c, however the restocker lines averaged 516c and made to 518c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers over 400kg to feed averaged 437c, with a few returning to the paddock making to a top of 480c to average 475c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers made to 570c to average 463c/kg. Yearling heifers to feed averaged 496c and made to a top of 498c, and restocker lines averaged 496c and made to 500c/kg.
A handful of grown steers and bullocks made 374c, averaging 363c/kg. Cows to restockers made to 296c while a small sample of heavy weight score 3 animals to export processors made to 286c/kg.
Heavy bulls sold to 314c/kg to return $2540 a/c RJ Earl Family Trust. Bullocks a/c VM and MW O'Rourke, Budgee, topped 374c/kg to return $2260. Heavy two-tooth heifers weighing 605kg sold to 350c/kg to return $2118.
Feeder heifers suitable for the trade ex Pittsworth weighing 333kg sold to 498c/kg with the steer portion weighing 365kg sold to 518c/kg returned $1891. Light weight Angus steers a/c S and N Kahler sold for $1338 with more Angus steers ex Oakey weighing 180kg sold to 612c/kg.