The Farrer Black Angus Bull sale was held on the 20th of June and considering the very dry season Farrer obtained a credible result.
There were twenty five buyers in attendance with an eighty percent clearance rate with the top bull selling for nine thousand dollars.
With everyone battling to hold onto stock because of the drought, competition was not as energetic as usual and a reflection of the current situation.
Marty Peeters head teacher Agriculture said, “While the Farrer sale was reasonable, it is an indication of the very tough conditions.”
The bulls were well prepared by the certificate III beef class and are amongst the heaviest offered at the annual on property sale. Farrer is fortunate to have been able to make upgrades to its irrigation equipment. This has been a benefit to the stock enterprises at the school with the increase in fodder production.