HUGE CAT­TLE SALE

Stanthorpe Border Post - - FRONT PAGE -

BUY­ERS and sell­ers from far and wide came to town on Thurs­day for Stan­thorpe’s Blue Rib­bon Weaner Sale.

More than 3000 head were yarded on the day. It was a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for the Stan­thorpe Show So­ci­ety to show­case their new yard fa­cil­i­ties.

Or­gan­is­ers were pleased with the fa­cil­i­ties and amount of par­tic­i­pants on the day.

Mau­gan Benn from Ge­orge and Fuhrmann praised the show so­ci­ety for the huge up­grades they’ve un­der­taken.

“Ex­cep­tion­ally happy with what the Stan­thorpe Show So­ci­ety has done as far as im­prove­ment to the yards,” he said.

While yard num­ber’s were high, prices weren’t at sim­i­larly record lev­els. Mr Benn said the dry sea­son had dealt a blow to a lot of peo­ple.

“Last year was an ex­cep­tional year, rain come at the right time for us... this year it’s ob­vi­ously got­ten very dry which has put a fair bit of pres­sure on the cat­tle mar­ket.”

■ See Bush Tele­graph for more.

PHO­TOS: MATTHEW PUR­CELL

FAM­ILY TIES: Trevor and Deb­bie Wren with grand­kids Ben and Zac Ker­ridge.

Ge­orge and Fuhrmann’s Matthew Grayson with Isla prop­erty owner Peter Jef­frey who won cham­pion pen here­ford steers.

Kirsty, Chloe and Jack Beck­ett with Michael Boucher.

Jack and Bob­bie Smith with mum Jess.

Three gen­er­a­tions of the Dono­van fam­ily - Ailsa, Lucy and Kim - were at the weaner sale.

Graeme Reilly, Pat Keogh, Eric McCul­loch, Mar­ion McCul­loch and Bill Hum­ble.

Lester Ham­blim, Peter Bon­ner, Heather Ham­blim and Don Rus­sell.

Colin Keev­ers from Alumy Creek An­gus with cham­pion an­gus heifers win­ner Kevin Chor­ley from Bun­gulla.

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