Crossbred heifers top butcher markets at Mareeba
A PEN of crossbred heifers from Dimbulah topped this week’s butcher markets at the Mareeba Combined Agents Prime and Store Sale yesterday.
There was a total of 538 head of cattle at this week’s sale which was up on last week’s sale. Queensland Rural partner and auctioneer Jack Shephard said the cows were back about 23¢ and meat works were back about the same, while bullocks were back about 20¢.
“Store cattle eased a little on last week but all markets coincide with the southern markets,” he said.
“All prices at Mareeba today were in conjunction with the southern markets.
“Overall I was very happy with the sale because at the end of the day we have sold cattle for a lot less.”
He said heads of cattle at the sales can be expected to start increasing in the coming weeks.
“I would start to expect numbers to increase everywhere about now because of the time of year where everyone starts their mustering,” he said.
“We sold a good line of crossbred heifers from Andy and Kelly Perkowicz in Dimbulah.”
The Perkowicz pen of eight heifers were sold for 231.2¢/kg by Queensland Rural and topped yesterday’s butcher market in Mareeba. The yarding was mainly well finished ox, cows, heifers and bulls for slaughter and local trade.
The balance of the yarding was made up of some very handy Droughtmaster and crossbred stores.
Local trade heifers showed a positive improvement – selling to 7¢ stronger than last week
HAPPY DAYS: Auctioneer Jacko Shephard (right).