Livestock

Dry season forces sale change

By Country News

Euroa’s annual Angus cattle feature sale will be split across two months this year.

Instead of a two-day sale in December, the first sale will be held on Wednesday, November 7 and the second on Wednesday, December 5.

Rodwells Euroa livestock agent Scott Meehan said the change was made because of the poor seasonal conditions.

‘‘The feed has disappeared and the rain we just had was too late for grass feed,’’ Mr Meehan said.

He said the November 7 sale would still feature the line-up of quality Angus cattle that would normally be seen at the two-day December sale.

‘‘We are expecting 2500 to 3000 quality, well-bred, autumn-drop calves, which will be what is predominately up for sale (on the day).’’

Both sales will start at noon and will be conducted by duty manager Rodwells Euroa, with help from Landmark Euroa and Elders Euroa.

Mr Meehan said any further entries were welcome.