Elders Livestock Manager Paul Wells steps ahead at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange.
Elders Livestock Manager Paul Wells steps ahead at the Central Queensland Livestock Exchange. CHRIS ISON CI

1200 head of cattle in first sale

ALL eyes will be on Gracemere today for the first prime and store sale of the year.

Elders livestock manager Paul Wells this week said not a lot of cattle were expected for the sale at the newly-named Central Queensland Livestock Exchange.

Mr Wells said farmers were taking advantage of the pasture growth from recent rain to fatten their cattle.

While it’s expected to be a “slacker start to the year” in the selling arena, sales are expected to be firmer than how they ended last year.

Mr Wells said agents had drawn for 1200 head of cattle including 600 steers, 460 heifers, 100 cows, 30 cows and calves and 10 bulls.

The sale begins at 7am with buyers needing to register at the office from 7.30am.

Meanwhile, The Morning Bulletin reported yesterday the city’s two meat processing plants are expected to open again in a couple of weeks.



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