BURNETT Livestock and Realty's meatworks and store sale on Monday, September 17, saw a yarding of 1058 head.
All descriptions of cattle mostly eased due to the lesser quality cattle being yarded.
Bullocks started the trend for the day being of mixed quality and topping at 175 cents but averaging 12c to 18c cheaper than last sale's good-quality yarding.
Mooru grazing, Takilberan, sold brangus cross No 9 bullocks for 170.2c or $1079.
Luinn, Pine Creek, sold grain-assisted two and four tooth steers from 173.2c to 175c or $1025 to $1129.
Cows were of smaller numbers and topped at 142.2c, averaging 6c to 7cs cheaper for cows more than 400kg, while store cows under 400kg averaged 7c dearer.
RC Fitzsimmons, Dallarnil, sold brahman-cross cows to top at 142.2c or $858.
RR & HK Jones, Brooweena, sold charbray-cross cows to top at 140.2c or $960.
Trade heifers more than 400kg topped at 170c and averaged 2c dearer.
Glenellen Cattle Co, Chinchilla, sold two to six tooth trade heifers to top at 170c or $823.
PW & SJ Ilett, Cordalba, sold two and four tooth trade limousin-cross heifers to top at 165.2c or $808.
Heavy bulls didn't reach the highs of last sale topping at 155.2c and averaging 12c cheaper.
Feeder steers 400kg to 500kg topped at 190c and are still selling strongly but quality steers meeting the specifications are hard to find.
EU-accredited milk and two tooth steers on account of Paul Tobin, Wallaville, sold for 190.2c or $728.
M & G St Henry, Gaeta, sold milk to four tooth brahman-cross EU-accredited steers from 174.2c to 177.2c or $790 to $809.
GJ & CL Meredith, Binjour, sold charolais santa-cross milk and two tooth steers for 197.2c or $768.
Steers 300kg to 400kg are also in strong demand but finding them is a struggle.
These steers topped at 199.2c averaging 4c cheaper.
WG & GD Carter, Manumbar, sold charolais-cross milk tooth steers for 199.2c or $689.
Riverside Christian College, Maryborough, sold charbray milk tooth steers for 192.2c or $766.
Weaner steers suffered mixed results with plenty struggling with the winter conditions.
Steers 200kg to 300kg sold firm on the last sale and steers under 200kg averaged 20c cheaper.
DL & AE Taylor, Goomeri, sold weaned charbray-cross weaner steers for 214.2c or $541.
Feeder heifers 300kg to 400kg were in short numbers but are in high demand topping at 187.2c averaging 2c dearer.
Brangus-cross milk tooth heifers on account of T & S Melrose, Bundaberg, sold for 183.2c or $608.
ST & HL Last, Bucca, sold brahman-cross milk tooth heifers to top at 187.2c or $683.
Weaner heifers also suffered mixed results, heifers 200kg to 300kg averaged 12c cheaper than last sale while heifers under 200kg averaged 7c dearer.
A, C & M Winter, Eidsvold, sold charbray weaner heifers for 185.2c or $441.
G. Kerby, Degilbo, sold angus-cross weaner heifers for 181.2c or $427.
Fourteen x 14 cows and calves topped at $920 and averaged $127 dearer than the last sale.
T & S Melrose, Bundaberg, sold good-quality brangus-cross cows and calves for $910.
Cattle were drawn from areas including Chinchilla, Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Mt Perry, Gayndah, Proston, Goomeri, Murgon, Manumbar, Bauple, Thinoomba, Maryborough, Takura, Hervey Bay, Aramara, Howard, Childers, Bundaberg, Bucca, Yandaran, Rosedale, Lowmead, Oyster Creek, Bororen, Takilberan, Gaeta, Gin Gin and Booyal.
The next meatworks and store sale will be held on Thursday, October 4.