Sheep, cattle prices are good, despite drought

Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange staff Denis Mynard, Sid Wright and Jarrod Sutton with Craig Swan (right) from Agriculture Victoria.

Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange staff Denis Mynard, Sid Wright and Jarrod Sutton with Craig Swan (right) from Agriculture Victoria.

SHEEP and cattle prices at the Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange remain good, and in many instances are out-competing other regional saleyards, participants at a seminar on the future of the saleyards were told on Tuesday.

Despite the gloom-and-doom sentiment around low numbers and dry conditions, and amid fears that farmers are sending stock to saleyards in other regions, Brendan Fletcher from the Meat and Livestock Association said stock prices were up, and figures showed that Sale’s GRLE sales were strong, and getting stronger.

“Cows were dearer [at Sale] today and cheaper last week,” he said.

For more read Friday’s Gippsland Times.

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