Charters Towers livestock agents have postponed this week’s combined store and prime sale, setting a new date for Wednesday March 29.
Geaney’s Livestock, Real Estate and Rural Property director, Jim Geaney, said it was postponed due to unfavourable weather conditions.
“There has been patchy rain across north Queensland,” he said.
“South of Charters Towers received 110 millimetres on Sunday evening, while Cloncurry and Julia Creek also received rain.
“If the rain is more wide spread I think people would be holding onto cattle to value add.
“More rain is forecast here this week, so our 720 head booked will be forwarded onto next week’s sale.”
Mr Geaney said the market had decreased this year, with an increase in last week’s sale.
“We had an increase in values last week with a really good quality yarding and subsequently helped with the market.
“We have a few boats going out at the end of the month, so we will wait and see what comes forward out of that.”