Bet­ter prices due to floods

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

C A T T L E n u m b e r s f o r t o d a y ’ s weekly Charter s Tow­ers auc­tion have been slashed to half the num­ber yarded last week as a re­sult of days of rain across North Queens­land which have cut road ac­cess.

A to­tal of 333 head have been listed for the auc­tion, down from 682 of­fered un­der the ham­mer last week, and the small of­fer­ing is ex­pected to re­sult in higher prices.

Cat­tle des­tined f or t he meat­works to­tal 161 head and com­prise 37 oxen, 36 heifers, 80 cows and eight bulls.

The store cat­tle of­fer­ing num­bers 172 head and con­sists of 112 steers, 12 heifers, and 48 cows with 54 calves.

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