Sa­le­yard steedy on price

Tablelands Advertiser - - LIFESTYLE - Bec Singh

THE value of cat­tle has re­mained strong again this week at the Ma­reeba cat­tle yard sales.

The num­ber of beasts penned reached 531 which was a rise com­pared to last weeks 299.

No major ex­port pro­ces­sors at­tended but three lo­cal pro­ces­sors were in at­ten­dance.

Lo­cal trade heifers sold well to a top of 252 c/kg which was an in­crease on last week’s sale. Bulls suit­able for slaugh­ter im­proved to achieve 270 c/kg.

Lo­cal trade cows re­mained firm and was a re­flec­tion on the qual­ity of­fered.

Queens­land Ru­ral part­ner Jacko Shep­hard said the mar­ket was hold­ing well through the lo­cal and south­ern fat­ten­ers and lo­cal pro­ces­sors.

“The prices are hold­ing well es­pe­cially for pad­dock buy­ers. The pad­dock buy­ers look­ing to fat­ten cat­tle have been helped with the rain,” he said.

“The mar­ket is suit­ing buy­ers and sell­ers at the mo­ment. Buy­ers will need more rain to keep fat­ten­ing the cat­tle be­cause if it stops they will be in trouble.”

Steers suit­able for the lo­cal trade mar­ket fell 10 cents with lim­ited num­bers while bull- ocks suit­able for slaugh­ter were again in short sup­ply and sold for 197 c/kg.

Heavy cows lost 20 cents on last week’s quotes to re­alise 201 c/kg. Young store bulls main­tained value with strong com­pe­ti­tion but qual­ity types were in short sup­ply.

Lo­cal trade cows re­mained firm while store steers and heifers gained ground.

Pic­ture: Bec Singh

Brah­man cross steer sold for 239 c/kg

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