There was a 98 percent clearance of the 732 head yarded for the regular store cattle sale at Braidwood where the quality and condition was quoted as good to plain.
W.J Gibbs, Queanbeyan director Greg Darmody reported the market trend as dearer for the better quality with buyers hesitant on the lighter weights.
Values for weaner steers ranged from $264 to $874 to average $660 a rise of $50 on last sale: yearling steers varied from $435 to $1099 to average $923 up $70 and grown steers sold from $919 to $1348 to average $1081 a rise of $60.
Weaner heifers sold from $321 to $1050 for an average $466, a rise of $70 on last sale while cows with calves sold to $1490 and unjoined heifers sold from $792 to $1900 for an average price of $1007 a lift of $10 on previous sale.
Some indicative sales included cross-bred vealers sold by A.J and S.E Pearce and weighing 398kg for $1099; while Harrison Blundell, Clovelly, Braidwood sold some outstanding Hereford steer vealers weighing 369kg for $1014 and O and J Royds sold 23 Blonde cross heifer vealers to a top price of $1007 for calves weighing 312kg.
John Hodson sold large framed and aged Angus cows with three month calves for $1490 and R and D Lawrence sold three cows for $1900 and M and G Burgess, Bungendore received $1150 for Angus heifers weighing 436kg.
Restockers from southern tablelands and south coast dominated the bidding with feedlot operators selective on suitable pens.
All agents associated with Braidwood yards operated.