BIG DAY OUT: Hunter Ellem, 3, gives his dad Brett a hug at the Grafton saleyards last week. Photo Adam Hourigan
BIG DAY OUT: Hunter Ellem, 3, gives his dad Brett a hug at the Grafton saleyards last week. Photo Adam Hourigan

Things are looking up at the cattle sale

AFTER a long period standing on dry and uncertain ground, things have taken a positive turn for Clarence Valley cattle producers.

The vibe at yesterday's fat cattle sale was positive, with prices notably stronger after two years of tough times.

The shortage of fat heavy export cattle in Queensland sent buyers migrating south and bringing in extra bids to the Grafton Regional Livestock Selling Centre.

Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents' livestock salesman Mitch Donovan said the increased prices could also pay off for local farmers who held onto cattle through the extended price slump.

Farrell McCrohon Stock and Station Agents' David Farrell said the recent rains had put confidence back into the industry and predicted a positive few months for cattle producers.

Read more of the good news, with comments from both agents in today's DEX.



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