Timely rain for spring cat­tle sale this Fri­day

Alpine Observer - - People Around Town - By SHANE DOUTHIE

RE­CENT rain with more fore­cast this week points to a pos­i­tive re­sult at this Fri­day’s Myrtle­ford An­nual Spring Cat­tle Sale.

An es­ti­mated 1200 head have been listed for the sale and Paull and Scol­lard stock agent Dan Ivone said prices should re­main firm.

“I ex­pect prices will be sim­i­lar to other years al­though it has been a bit more try­ing than other sea­sons,” Mr Ivone said.

“Prices at Yea last Fri­day were solid which should be good for us and with rain pre­dicted this week it should fur­ther help our cause.”

Mr Ivone said the qual­ity of lo­cal cat­tle re­mained high de­spite dry­ing con­di­tions.

“Qual­ity is still okay, we’re go­ing al­right up here and the cat­tle will have good weight,” he said.

Mr Ivone ex­pected lo­cal buy­ers to dom­i­nate this Fri­day’s sale al­though rain in NSW and Queens­land could bring some north­ern buy­ers down to cap­i­talise on the ex­pected boost to pas­tures.

The sale com­mences at 10.30am Fri­day.

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