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Dry spell hits cattle sales

SALE TIME: Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents director Ray Donovan keeps an eye on proceedings. Photo: JoJo Newby
SALE TIME: Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents director Ray Donovan keeps an eye on proceedings. Photo: JoJo Newby Jojo Newby

ABOUT 600 head of bullocks, steers, heifers, cows and calves will pass through the gates when the Store Cattle sale gets underway at the Grafton Saleyards today.

Ray Donovan Stock & Station Agents director Ray Donovan said dry conditions throughout Queensland and Northern NSW meant a high number of sellers and few buyers.

He said he expected fewer buyers and less cattle than last month's auction when about 1000 head passed through the Grafton Sale-yards.

"The bright light in the market are the southern orders and cattle that suit feed lots," he said.

The sale starts at 10am.

There were more than 650 head of cattle at Tuesday's Fat Cattle sale at Grafton, down on the previous week when 845 head of cattle passed through the yards.

He said prices were at a stable low.

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