Big Country sale date under review

Big Country 2019 may be delayed again


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Buyers checking out the greys on offer at the 2018 sale.

Buyers checking out the greys on offer at the 2018 sale.

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Road assessments will determine whether the Big Country Brahman sale will go ahead in Charters Towers next week.

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ORANISERS  of the annual Big Country Brahman sale at Charters Towers were on Tuesday waiting to determine whether the sale would go ahead on the revised dates of February 18 and 19.

Geaney's Real Estate and Livestock agent Jim Geaney said monsoonal rain and flooding had damaged the bridge over the Clarke River, north of Charters Towers, and local roads that were the only routes for two vendors and several potential buyers to attend the sale.

Mr Geaney said Charters Towers Regional Council was assessing the roads to see whether load limits would prevent access for trucks transporting cattle.

The sale, which was scheduled to take place in the gold city on Monday, February 4 and Tuesday, February 5 was pushed back by two weeks to the revised dates of Monday, February 18 and Tuesday, February 19.

Mr Geaney said the decision to postpone the sale in the first instance had not been made lightly, but was in the best interests of vendors, buyers and the cattle.

If the sale is forced to be postponed again, it will likely take place a week later, from Monday, February 25, with all other details of the sale to remain as place.

A total of 365 Brahman bulls and stud heifers will be yarded at this year’s sale.

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