The yarding at the April 17 Mareeba cattle sale was mainly well finished ox, cows, heifers and bulls for slaughter and local trade.
A total yarding of 1620 head was put forward with some great lines of cattle at the Monto Cattle & Country’s Annual Charbray Feature Sale.
A new Rabobank report forecasts 2018 domestic cattle prices to come in at 15 per cent below prior-year levels but will remain above the five-year average.
Quality was consistent and much of the supply was drawn from local areas with one consignment from Jericho at the April 12 Emerald sale.
A larger yarding of 1731 head was offered at Charters Towers on April 11 with some some very good heavy and extra heavy cows on offer along with some very good quality bullocks.