Restockers willing to pay a premium for quality, light store cattle had prices soaring with the top pen of weaner steers making to 411c at Emerald prime and store sale on December 7.
Cattle were comprised of mixed lines of prime bullocks and a good line of cows at Charters Towers prime and store sale on November 29.
The market remained firm for most lines of slaughter cattle while selective lines of light steers remained firm at Gracemere on December 1.
The quality was solid throughout the yarding with weaners in demand from restockers at the November 30 Emerald prime and store sale.
Mareeba prime and store sale yarded 616 head on November 28 with values for steers easing while heifers gained 4c on their previous top of 239c.
Values for lighter steers pushed well beyond that of last week’s rates when 1640 head were yarded at Emerald on November 23.
The Monto cattle sales year will draw to a close on December 6 with the season turning for the better and markets remaining very firm.