With a drop of numbers from last week feeder steers remained firm to slightly dearer for better lines while weaner steers gained ground by up to 10c.
Feeder heifers also gained 2 to 4c on last week’s sale.
Light Heifers also selling to a dearer market with values lifting up to 8c. A draft of PTIC Santa cows and heifers were presented with both topping at $700.
Cattle were drawn from Winton, Hughenden, Aramac, Tambo, Isisford, Yaraka, Jericho, Longreach and locally.
Ballater Pastoral Co, Ballater, Hughenden, sold 396kg Hereford cross steers for 191.2c for $757 with the entire 342.5kg draft averaging 190.6c to return $653.
AS&HA Howard, Locharnoch, Jericho, sold 267kg Droughtmaster steers topping at 209.2c to return $558 to average 208c weighing 252kg or $525 with their 217kg Droughtmaster heifers averaging 174c to return $377.
Ross and Sons, Vacy, Yaraka, sold 456kg Santa cross steers for 184.2c to return $839 to average 186.2c for 408kg to return $761.
The 336kg heifers made 176.2c to return $592.
AR&LM Parker, Eastmere, Aramac, sold 253kg Charbray steers for 211.2c returning $534.
The 250kg Brangus steers making 207.2c to return $518.
Akunam Pastoral Co, Ercildoune, Tambo, sold 283kg Charbray steers for 208c returning $588.
Mt Rourke Pastoral Co, Boolbie, Winton, sold 246kg Droughtmaster heifers for 181c to return $446 to average 178.5c weighing 239kg to return $427.
Llewellyn Grazing Co, Llewellyn, Longreach, sold 211kg Charolais cross heifers for 186.2c for $392.
HLH&SJ Glasson, Greenlaw, Yaraka, sold 469kg Santa feeder steers for 186.2c to return $873.
Dawn Bailey, Singleton Paddock, Isisford, sold 262kg Santa weaner steers for 210c to return $549.
The 330kg heifer portion topped 172c to return $567.
JT Parkinson, Newhaven, Yaraka, sold Droughtmaster steers for a top of 208.2c the lead pen weighed 398kg to return $741.
TM&KJ Joseland, Eltham, Isisford sold Droughtmaster cross steers for a top of 208.2c the lead pen weighed 258kg to return $521.
RJ & SJ Ferguson, Garfield, Jericho, sold 246kg Droughtmaster steers for 216.2c the lead pen weighing to return $531, while the 245kg heifers made 187.2c returning $458.
WL Winters, Aramac, sold 278kg Santa cross steers to a top of 210.2c to return $584, for the 292kg draft to average 193.1c to return $565.
WL Winters Aramac sold Santa cross heifers to a top of 169.2c for the draft to average 165.4c weighing 262kg to return $433.
Mt Cornish Grazing Co, Mt Cornish, Muttaburra, sold magnificent run of PTIC Red tag
No1 heifers for $630, while the Blue tags heifers topped at $620.
There was also a consignment of 387kg PTE heifers offered to 168.2c to return $652.
The 351kg consignment to averaged 167.6c to return $600.
DJ Arthur Longreach sold 284kg Hereford cross steers to 208.2c to return $591, for the 337kg draft to average 192.6c to return $649/hd.
RA&LA Munro, Ronleigh, Blackall, sold 316kg Santa cross steers 200.2c to return $633.
Latrobe Graziers, Norwood, Blackall, sold 371kg Charolais steers to 185.2c to return $688.
Latrobe also 365kg Droughtmaster cross steers to 182.2c to return $666.
Ann Murphy, Everton, Aramac sold 255kg Charolais cross steers to a top of 200c to return $510.
Everton also sold 250kg Charolais cross heifers to 181.2c to return $454.
David Owens, Somerset, Longreach, sold 255kg Brangus mickies to a top of 210c to return $535.
Somerset also 290kg Charolais cross steers to a top of 210.2c to return $609. David Owens also sold 249kg Charolais heifers to 188.2c to return $469.
Scott Owens, Llewellyn, Longreach, sold 206kg Brahman heifers to a top of 175.2c to return $362.
Peel Mungerie, Inverness, Blackall, sold Santa cross 276kg heifers to a top of 177.2c to return $489.
Inverness 276kg Charolais cross heifers to 176.2c to average $487.