A new record high of $3060 per head was paid for a commercial herd line of 20-22 month-old first-calf Angus heifers at Wodonga store cattle market on Thursday.
The Maranoa Regional Council will continue charging a $1.40/head buyers fee despite a growing backlash over the implementation.
The eastern seaboard's big September wet has held supply numbers in check at NVLX store cattle market on Thursday where a much smaller penning of 1500 was penned.
An elite muster of lot-feeder buyers stood back in awe as grass-fuelled restockers set a cracking pace at the opening spring store cattle sale in Hamilton yesterday.
Ballarat agents could muster only 1450 store cattle for their September sale following the big wet of the past three months.