THORNLEIGH cattle producer Wendy Quilty was on hand to see 169 young Droughtmaster/Santa steers go under the hammer at the Blackall weaner sale last week.
They fetched 184 cents a kilogram on the day, which Mrs Quilty said was an improvement on what they had been offered for the past couple of weeks.
"We normally start selling a bit earlier, in March, but the weather was against us and the cattle weren't ready," she said.
Mrs Quilty and husband Tom normally sell 600 to 700 head a year but had a late start due to the wet this year, starting in late January.
They've caught up since then, recording about 400 millimetres to date. With the first frosts just starting to hit, they are looking for a little more rain to keep some green in their pasture.
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