Agents yarded about 1530 cattle at Bairnsdale.
Generational bullock traders the Killmore family have shut the gate on Smokey, a 480 hectare grazing property at Hat Head near Kempsey.
An exceptional late summer and autumn as well as a quality offering at Ballarat saw prices higher across the board.
Yea store cattle sold at "very solid" rates as buying orders for northern NSW, western Victoria and local areas set the tone.
Grafton saleyards hosted the largest store cattle yarding in more than 40 years on Thursday as firm prices, restocker fever and the threat of a wet coastal winter prompted vendors to offload.
If you've got weaners to offload now is the time to sell with Kempsey agents reporting Angus infused steers have jumped up to 70 cents/kilogram in just a month.