Winton might be able to boast about a title as weight gain capital of western Queensland and feel good about it, after its show society steer trial program had to be accelerated.
Local beef exporters are struggling to gain a full benefit from the surging United States beef mince market.
A juicy 300 gram steak is the last thing you would find on the dinner plates of the average Japanese household.
The Australian Topstock Barcaldine sale saw 110 of 148 lots sell for an average of $4836 (gross $532,000) and a clearance rate of 74 per cent.
A total of 265 head (bulls and females) averaged $4989 and grossed $1.322M at the February All Breeds this week.
Once a feature of the bull selling season at Winton, the Santa Gertrudis sale featuring Eyriewald and Forest Park sires took place at Blackall last Friday, resulting in a top price of $10,500.
Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 1332 cattle at the first prime and store sale in Charters Towers for 2017 on Wednesday February 15.