Numbers down as season nears end
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.