Drought, then rain puts off show and cattle sale

WET weather is a blessing for farmers yet it stood in the way of the 25th Miriam Vale silver anniversary show and cattle sale.

Initially held off due to drought, now weather has again interrupted proceedings, this time due to wet conditions.

CQ Landmark livestock sales manager Michael Lynch confirmed rain made it problematic in shipping cattle from rural properties.

The decision was made to hold off on proceedings after Sunday afternoon's downpour.

Local grazier Phillip Bartley said no farmer would ever complain about rain.

"It's a bit of a bugger, but the last thing any of us would ever do is look a gift horse in the mouth," he said with a laugh.

The highly anticipated sale, which has been postponed from its traditional February date, has been rescheduled to take place in the first week of May.

Mr Lynch is expecting a yarding of 600 head of cattle, comprising 350 steers and 250 heifers.



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