Charters Towers Combined Agents yarded a total of 2119 cattle on Wednesday consisting of 1103 prime cattle and 1016 store cattle.
Thwarted by wet weather and public holidays for an entire month, a solid yarding of 3933 head finally came to hand at Gracemere on Friday, April 21.
Last winter’s rain added an extra 60kg to a small mob of out-of-season weaner steers sold by John and Joanne Milne at Blackall last Thursday.
Feeder steers sold to a top of 337c while weaner steers also held firm at 382c at the April 20 Biggenden prime and store cattle sale.
All buyers were present and operating and quality was good across the board at today's Roma prime sale.
Cattle slaughter is estimated to remain at 7.1 million head for 2017 but constrained supply is expected to be offset by record carcase weights.
Corfield's Deane family trucked three road trains of cattle from their drought stricken property to this week's Roma Store Sale. The strong market made the trip well worthwhile.