Cat­tle num­bers down

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

IN­TER­MIT­TENT rains across North Queens­land over the past few days have failed to put a stop to to­day’s weekly sale at Char­ters Tow­ers al­though they ap­pear to have im­pacted on the event, with cat­tle num­bers fewer than were ex­pected.

A to­tal of 784 cat­tle are booked for the auc­tion, which comes two weeks af­ter the first of the year at Dal­rym­ple Sa­le­yards when just 306 head were knocked down to buy­ers.

The prime cat­tle of­fer­ing at the auc­tion con­sisted of plainer beasts and num­bers were too few to give an in­di­ca­tion of the mar­ket.

Last week, the reg­u­lar Wed­nes­day auc­tion at the sa­le­yards was can­celled due to in­suf­fi­cient cat­tle num­bers, as was a spe­cial store sale planned for last Fri­day.

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