Auctioneers Joel and Brian Dawson sell cattle from the Capricornia Correctional Centre dairy.
Auctioneers Joel and Brian Dawson sell cattle from the Capricornia Correctional Centre dairy. Kathleen Calderwood

Prison mooves cattle on

THE closure of the Capricornia Correctional Centre dairy was made final yesterday with the sale of the cattle that called the farm home.

The sale at CQLX saleyards, Gracemere, cleared the 405 head on offer.

Auctioneer Brian Dawson said the prices were very good, with an overall average of $1105/head.

"The top cow sold for $2300," he said.

"We sold 20 cows and calves for an average of $1830 - $2400 was the top."

He said the vendors were pleased with the result.

"They seemed to be happy with that result, very pleased and I think everything sold very well," Mr Dawson said.

"They're very good quality cattle."

The closure of the prison dairy was announced in July, with Minister for Police and Community Safety Jack Dempsey citing losses of $367,200, $182,200 and $315,300 over the past three years respectively.



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