Work camps are being set up in Richmond and Julia Creek for rail crews.
The strong bidding support from the first day of the Big Country Brahman Sale carried over to day two, resulting in a 100 per cent clearance across both days.
There was finally something to smile about for graziers in the north with day one of Big Country 2019 exceeding expectations.
Concerns are growing for cattle exposed to continuing rain and icy gales as the monsoon low moved west into north west Queensland overnight.
Graziers in areas of the inland central and north west have received their best rain in almost a year.
The Bruce Highway is cut, residents are being evacuated and electricity disrupted as wild weather lashes Townsville.