Cattle prices high again at today’s Alice auction

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By ERWIN CHLANDA

 

Central Australian cattle in excellent condition were sold for more than $3m in the Alice Springs stockyards today, according to stock agent Jock McPherson.

 

They came from the north-west, north-east and southern parts of the region, with the Fogaty family’s Lucy Creek station topping the sale.

 

Mr McPherson says top prices for feedlot type cattle at the auction were $1400 a head, cows $1074 and bullocks more than $1600.

 

There were four major meat buyers, smaller operators, and a large number of feedlot buyers from SA, NSW, Queensland and Victoria, plus one live export company.

 

It was a “very strong sale,” says Mr McPherson, close to last year’s result.

 

The next cattle sale will be during the Alice Springs Show in early July.

 

 

 

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