Grown steers made to $1670 a head and weaner steers to $1280 a head at Landmark Ballarat's 46th annual cattle sale on Friday.
Yarding some 3740 head, prices for grown and feeder steer lines averaged six to 10 cents a kilogram liveweight lower while the weaner steer offering averaged firm to five cents dearer overall all.
Auctioneer Xavier Shanahan said although the buying troupe was similar there was not the the urgency from among the feeder ranks as the Associated Agents steer sale seven days earlier.
"We were extremely pleased with our result given there was another dry week of weather that saw the keenness wain in the grown steer section and particular from the South Gippsland bullock finishers" he said.
"But our weaner results were more than comparable with selected lines edging toward the 320c/kg market which was very pleasing" he said.
The heifer market also displayed shades of improvement on the previous Ballarat heifer sale held two weeks ago.
Prices bid for heifers averaged 10c/kg liveweight higher with the majority of the sales made in the $600 to $900 per head range.