Strathalbyn follows strong trend

June 9, 2015

Fridays cattle sale at Strathalbyn followed the trend of recent markets with strong support from buyers.

Landmark Strathalbyn’s Richard Snoswell said it was “easily the strongest sale” he had seen at the yards.

He said supply and demand had resulted in good prices with cattle gradually getting dearer since Christmas.

“The outlook looks so positive for cattle that people are prepared to pay extra money confident they will get a good return at the other end,” he said.

Elder’s auctioneer Bruce Cameron, Roseworthy, said there was a good line up of cattle in a very buoyant sale.

“It sold probably $50-60 above expectations,” he said.

He said young, well-bred heifers and cows and calves sold particularly well, reflecting the anticipated shortage of cattle to come. In the heifers a pen of 17 Murray Grey from the Grady family made $840.

Pictured is Bill Wenske, Flaxley, Graham Fischer, Hartley, and Terry Steed, Glen Albyn, Strathalbyn, at the sale. Mr Steed sold 13 Murray Grey heifers for $590.

Courtesy of Elizabeth Anderson – Stock Journal