Num­bers down as sea­son nears end

Tablelands Advertiser - - LIFESTYLE -

Bec Singh and Lau­ren Mather THE head of cat­tle de­creased by 272 from last week’s sale but con­sisted mainly of good qual­ity prime and store cat­tle.

There were 344 cat­tle penned with five drought­mas­ter cows and calves re­turn­ing $1260 per pair.

Fresh from cam­paign­ing as the Kat­ter’s Aus­tralian Party can­di­date for Cook, Gor­don Ras­mussen from Eu­luma Sta­tion, Ju­lat­ten, sold six head of drought­mas­ter cat­tle.

He noted the prices were good for this time of the year.

Val­ues for lo­cal trade steers rose by 10 c/kg on last week’s best of 258 c/kg. Heifers were in short sup­ply and fell 9 c/kg on last week’s best of 220 c/kg. Slaugh­ter ox re­mained firm, in­creas­ing 10 c/kg on last weeks high of 258 c/kg. Cows were lim­ited in num­bers and bulls were low on past weeks fall­ing 13 c/kg for best on of­fer.

Good qual­ity store steers t lost 12 c/kg. Heifers sold to 304 c/kg while bulls sold in a sim­i­lar range.

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