There were 1194 cattle offered at Blackall sale on Thursday, where prices eased slightly.
Light weight cattle increased slightly in rate on the back of the better quality on offer at Thursday's Emerald sale.
Mecardo analyst, Matt Dalgleish says the market outlook isn’t that dissimilar to the dry spring of 2002.
Quality was good overall at Gracemere but a smaller buying panel ensured prices eased for all descriptions.
Good lines of bulllocks and mixed quality cows were among the offering at Charters Towers prime and store sale on Wednesday, August 8.