NQR 130: Cattle killed when prices became so poor in 1970s

Lucy Kinbacher
By Lucy Kinbacher
June 21 2022 - 12:00am
A cattle worker unhooks the rope after hauling dead cows to a burial after they were passed in at a different sale.

Cattle passed-in at northern saleyards were being shot and buried in the 1970s as graziers faced the real prospect of bankruptcy due to crippling cattle prices.


Lucy Kinbacher

Lucy Kinbacher

Editor - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

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