IT WAS a big week for big prices down at the Toowoomba sale yards this week as a couple of promising vealers went for some very big bucks.
Howard Gross of Gross Wholesale Meats picked up a limousin vealer steer for 800.5c/kg, but that certainly wasn't the end of the big prices.
Another Darling Downs cattle showing outfit bought a limousin steer from Trevor and Debbie Stevens of Pittsworth for a fairly impressive 1050c/kg.
Gross family patriarch Bill Gross said this week's price was the highest they had paid for a steer since he started his showing career in 1969.
That year he won the champion pen of bullocks at the Toowoomba Show and in later years went on to win accolades at the two hottest beef competitions in the state, Ekka in Brisbane and Beef Australia in Rockhampton.
The family's two show names, Gross Wholesale Meats and Risdon Park are well known on the show circuit in Queensland.
He said they were never on the look-out for particular breeds, but tended to go for what had the most potential.
"It's whatever looks the best and whatever performs the best, but we tend to go for limousins, limousin crosses and charolais because they perform very well and have a great meat yield."
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