Mareeba Combined Agents penned a total of 619 head at this week's prime and store cattle sale.
Numbers decreased by three head on the previous week. Six local processors were present along with three major processors, four traders and a small gallery of local buyers.
Steers suitable for the domestic or local trade were back in value by 6c. Heifers suitable for the local trade reduced in value by 32c and cows suitable for the local trade also reduced in value by 25c.
Ox suitable for slaughter lost 24c in value, cows suitable for slaughter remained firm to 2c/cheaper on last week and bulls suitable for slaughter lost 65c on last week's top of 334c.
Good quality stores sold to 17c cheaper, back from 354c last week, good quality store heifers remained firm to 4c cheaper and young store males were back 5c.
The yarding consisted of 209 steers averaging 277.4c selling to a top of 337.2c, 39 bulls averaging 226.8c selling to a top of 322.2c, 195 cows averaging 230.8c selling to a top of 288.2c, 122 heifers averaging 271.4c selling to a top of 310.2c, 21 yearling heifers averaging 290.2c selling to a top of 315.2c and 28 yearling steers averaging 291c selling to a top of 328.2c.