HOLY COW: Almost 1600 cattle were yarded at the Grafton Saleyards yesterday.
HOLY COW: Almost 1600 cattle were yarded at the Grafton Saleyards yesterday. Jojo Newby

Beefed-up market

THE looming winter season and a recent spike in cattle prices, along with the cancellation of last week's fat cattle sale, resulted in nearly 1600 head being yarded at the saleyards yesterday.

Fred Morgan, of Cinnabar Station, was among the vendors who had chosen to sell at yesterday's sale.

"I sold about a dozen head of cows that were finished their breeding life," he said.

Mr Morgan said while prices had dropped a bit, the cattle he sold still met his expectations in price.

"There was apparently 14,000 head for sale at Roma yards," he said.

"There are a lot of cattle on the market at the moment."

The crowd was slightly more than usual, with more vendors representing the increase in cattle for sale.

"They all come into town for the sale ... it's a great asset to the economy," Mr Morgan said.



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