Heat affects last sale for 2012
PRATT Agencies Murgon held its last live-weight sale for 2012 on Tuesday.
Just under 300 head were yarded, with the market for all descriptions suffering under the current weather conditions.
Generous falls of rain around Murgon and parts of the South Burnett as well as areas in the North Burnett a month ago have been a godsend for cattle producers.
But the heat experienced in the past week or so is playing havoc with the results of those beneficial falls.
Much of Queensland, New South Wales and indeed many parts of the Burnett did not receive any of this rain, and this is having a huge bearing on the current cattle market.
Some processors are booked well into late January next year.
The first sale for 2013 will be held on Tuesday, January 8, with a calf sale to immediately follow.
Pratt Agencies’ store at 80 Lamb St in Murgon is stocked up for Christmas 2012 with plenty of gifts for the whole family.
Akubra, Wrangler, Thomas Cook and Bullzye are just a few of the quality brand name clothing in stock.
Back to school packs, handbags, wallets, belts, pocket knives and pouches are some of the many gift lines you will find if you browse around.
The team ensures all items in the store are priced affordably. Next time you are in town, call in and see the great range of country clothing, saddlery, gift lines and more.
The Pratt Agencies team wishes all clients a safe, holy and happy Christmas for 2012 and a wet and prosperous 2013. ■ To book cattle for the first sale of 2013, phone Pratt Agencies on 4168 2850.
GREAT RANGE: Pratt Agencies in Murgon have a wide range of country clothing and horse equipment in store ready for Christmas.