There were 3444 cattle yarded at Gracemere on Friday, where the market eased across the board.
There were 2570 cattle offered at Gracemere on Friday where the market rose for the crossbred types while plainer types eased.
Values at Emerald on May 17 for all categories, store and prime, lifted substantially from two weeks ago.
Dry conditions on the Barkly Tableland saw AACo sell 432 heifers from Brunette Downs to a top of 193 cents at the Blackall cattle sale on Thursday.
The exposure of Australian beef to a tariff battle between the US and China is minimal, but there are some spin offs worth watching.
Cattle comprised of fewer lines of good bullocks, a run of good heavy cows with a few lesser northern cows at Charters Towers on May 9.