New roof brings big crowds to cattle sale

FIRST SALE OF THE YEAR: A strong crowd attended the first cattle sale of the year at the Euroa Saleyards, the first with the new roof. PHOTO: Anthony Cini

EUROA’S first cattle sale of the year attracted large crowds, being the first under the brand new roof.

While the weather was ideal for some buyers, who travelled from different parts of the state for last Wednesday’s weaner sale, there was some concern for cattle left outside while the vast majority remained in pens under the roofed area.

Euroa resident and regular vendor Andrew Douglas said rain up north had seen beef skyrocket, with demand rising earlier in the year and meaning good things for the remainder of 2015.

“Farmers are scrambling to get cattle in paddocks at this time of year,” he said.

“People have been talking about beef shortages for years and things are looking up in the North East.

“Now that the saleyards has a roof, it will give the yards longevity.

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