Prices steady, sell now

Tablelands Advertiser - - LIFESTYLE - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

WITH the cat­tle mar­ket hold­ing strong, cat­tle own­ers are en­cour­aged to sell their beasts now while it holds firm.

Land­mark auc­tion­eer Jack Hen­shaw said that Tues­day’s sale was a very good mar­ket.

“I would en­cour­age peo­ple to sell now while prices are stay­ing strong,” he said.

“There is a bit of live ex­port about keep­ing the mar­ket firm.”

He said there was an in­crease of about 150 head of bulls at Tues­day’s sale on last week’s sale.

“The mar­ket has been up 10 cents,” he said.

“I think the mar­ket will stick where it is.

“If we get rain through­out West Queens­land we will see a great in­crease in the mar­ket.”

Mareeba Com­bined Agents penned a to­tal of 1290 head of cat­tle at Tues­day’s sale with all reg­u­lar buy­ers in at­ten­dance. The yard­ing was once again dom­i­nated by ex­port slaugh­ter cows and bulls but butch­ers cat­tle were lim­ited.

Butch­ers steers in­creased while butch­ers heifers were down by a slightly.

Prices for ex­port slaugh­ter bul­locks and cows were up slightly on last week’s quotes while bulls lost ground and were down 5 cents. Whole­sale cows im­proved by 15 cents.

Store steers in­creased slightly on last week but num­bers were down.

Store heifers firmed again an­other 15 cents, and cows and calves made $840.00.

The next pro­posed Mareeba Com­bined Agents Special Store sale will be held on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 13 and will start at 10am. To com­ment on this story: edi­to­rial@table­land­news­pa­pers. face­­land­sad­ver­tiser

Pic­ture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

A pen of four Brah­man cat­tle was sold for 264 c/kilo at Tues­day’s Mareeba Cat­tle Sale.

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