BUMPER YARDING AT MARKET
IT IS amazing what a bit of rain does to the countryside.
At Monday’s cattle sale at Biggenden, 1600 head were yarded, with buyers from feedlots, processors and back into the paddock for restocking.
There were smiles all round as cattle prices right across the market, as well as the demand for cattle, were up.
Burnett Livestock & Realty’s Lance Whitaker said the demand for cattle was extraordinary.
“Prices everywhere have been good – it’s unbelievable,” he said.
“The market and price is just perfect and with the shortage of cattle I hope it’s the start of what could be a good season.
“Plus the demand for our product from overseas is very strong.
“It is a good opportunity for people to sell their cattle and give their country a spell.”
Mr Whitaker said hopefully it was a new era in the cattle industry.
“I’ve never seen the grass grow as quickly as it has plus there is so much of it,” he said.
Mr Whitaker said the All Breeds Steer Sale at Biggenden on Thursday, February 5 was shaping up to be an exceptional sale.
“You have to be certified mad if you miss it,” he said.
“After 30 years I now hope the cattle industry stays strong.
“This jumpstart will give farmers an opportunity to pay down their debt and reinvest in their assets and their future.
“The present conditions will give families an incentive to stay on the land as well as that of the next generation.”
Lance Whitaker Prices everywhere have been good – it’s unbelievable.
THINGS LOOK UP: Burnett Livestock & Realty's Lance Whitaker was all smiles following Monday's cracker sale at Biggenden.