Rain means resurgence

It was a successful store cattle sale for a Narromine family at Dubbo on Friday. 

Julie and James Rae of Raeburn Pastoral, Narromine, dispersed they Angus herd at Dubbo store cattle sale last Friday of 121 cows with calves and 46 PTIC cows averaging $1841.

SALE-O: At the Store Cattle Sale in Dubbo on Friday are James and Julie Rae with their agent Ashley McGilchrist. Photo: MARK GRIGGS.

SALE-O: At the Store Cattle Sale in Dubbo on Friday are James and Julie Rae with their agent Ashley McGilchrist. Photo: MARK GRIGGS.

Forty-five of the second-calver cows with calves at foot topped at $2025 a unit with 121 units averaging $1944.

46 PTIC cows (red taggers) topped at $1660 and averaged $1572.

Julie and James are pictured here in front of a pen of their cows with agent, Ashley McGilchrist, Landmark, Narromine.

Fairfax columnist and auctioneer Bill Tatt said the cattle market has enjoyed a lift. 

“The cattle market is also enjoying a resurgence in prices since the good rains were received over much of the pastoral regions,” he said. 

Last sales of 2017

The last prime cattle sale will be on Thursday, December 14 , final store cattle sale on Friday, 15.

 And the end of the year will see a prime sheep sale on Monday, December 18 2017.