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End of season cattle sale draws quality stock

WRAPPING UP: This year’s cattle selling season draws to a close.
WRAPPING UP: This year’s cattle selling season draws to a close. Getty Images

THE end of the 2013 cattle selling season is drawing to a close with only two prime and store sales to be held in December.

Landmark Mackay manager Tony Dwyer said the final Sarina combined agents sale at Sarina Showgrounds saleyards would be held on Tuesday, December 10. A Hayes and Co Saturday Sarina cattle sale would be held at Sarina on December 14.

"The recent rain has influenced increased numbers for the Tuesday sale and some very good lines of quality cattle are already booked,'' he said.

"We are expecting more than 600 head for the sale, with more than 300 already booked,'' he said.

Auctioneer Paul Cooper said numbers had been increased since the rain started. A good line 30 brangus cross steers would be offered by Lloyd Riley, of Koumala.

Geoff and Bill Blair, of Billy's Creek, Proserpine, will send 60 red brahman and charolais mixed sex weaners to the sale.

The Faust family, Breadalbane, Proserpine will offer 100 brangus cross and droughtmaster-brahman cross no 2 mixed sex weaners at the sale.

Caneco Pty Ltd, Bloomsbury have 50 no 2 and 3 droughtmaster steers booked for the sale.

John Weymouth, Bloomsbury will send 35 grey brahmans, no 2 heifers to the sale.

Hay Point vendors, Tom and Penny Plath will send 40 brahman and brangus steers and heifers to the sale.

Lionel Parry, Blue Mountain, will also sell 30 droughtmaster-brahman cross steer weaners at the sale and Stewart Borg and family, Koumala have 40 brahman cross steer weaners listed for the sale.

Both Landmark agents said the sale would give people the opportunity to buy quality young cattle before Christmas and the start of the wet season.

Prices at the sales toward the end of the week had been higher for prime cattle while in some instances some weaners were slightly less than the higher rates last week, Mr Dwyer said.

The Sarina saleyards now has a compliant load out facility and top and bottom decks can be easily loaded.

Mr Dwyer said it would be much safer for workers and transport operators and save time.

Kadanga Valley Bull sale will be held today (Dec 5) at Nebo's Braeside saleyards with a lot of interest from buyers at the previous Kadanga Nebo sales.

Mr Hayes said buyers of Kadanga Valley bulls had now been able to assess the influence of the new bloodlines on their herds.

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