Cat­tle shine at Dalby Beef Bo­nanza de­spite tough con­di­tions

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

IT MAY have been a very tough year for Dar­ling Downs cat­tle farm­ers, but you wouldn’t know it look­ing at the qual­ity on show at the third an­nual Dalby Beef Bo­nanza.

Ray White East­ern Ru­ral live­stock ad­min­is­tra­tor Brooke Noller said the sale re­duced sig­nif­i­cantly in size thanks to the drought con­di­tions, but the qual­ity was all there.

The Dalby Beef Bo­nanza started three years ago as a way to show­case some of the finest cat­tle from across the Dar­ling Downs re­gion.

Ms Noller said this year the show con­sisted of mainly prime cat­tle with a few wean­ers.

“Ob­vi­ously with the dry con­di­tions it was a re­ally tough year for farm­ers, so it was scaled down com­pared to the past few years,” she said.

“But it was good to give farm­ers with cat­tle on feed the op­por­tu­nity to win some prize money.

“Some only had 50 head where they might have usu­ally had 150 in bet­ter years but the qual­ity was still there.

“Look­ing at the cat­tle you wouldn’t have known what the farm­ers were go­ing through.”

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