Heat af­fects last sale for 2012

Central and North Burnett Times - - RURAL UPDATE -

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.

Photo: Kate Bene­dict

GREAT RANGE: Pratt Agen­cies in Mur­gon have a wide range of coun­try cloth­ing and horse equip­ment in store ready for Christ­mas.

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