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