Off the Rails - Store Cattle market highlight

2018 in review

The TLSAA  produce a weekly market highlight, updated after each sale.

Click here for the latest report here or see the year in review below.  For a complete report click on the relevant date  or check the archives page for older Market highlights.

Friday 23rd Sept|Coastal vendor heads west to capitalise on recent showers

It seems like more than 2 weeks since the slopes and tablelands had showers, but it was the enough incentive for the Calleja family, “Windy Hollow” Kempsey to sell in Tamworth today.  Steve and son, Joseph, (pictured) were at TRLX to watch IML knock down their draft of almost seventy October 2017 drop Charolais x Shorthorn and Charolais x Brahman steers with the top two pens making $615. With the entire state now drought declared, Steve said it was time to offload some cattle and said that the job had lifted her in Tamworth following the showers, making the market more attractive than Kempsey where he usually sells. And while he thought his steers were “a bit rough” he said he really felt for the other vendors selling today and, obviously, doing it a lot tougher than those on the coast. Listen to Ken Jarrett’s full commentary on this week’s market wrap video on facebook/tamworthsellingagents.

Friday 19th Jan 2018|TRLX turns sea of blue to raise funds and awareness for Dolly's Dream

It was blue all around as our first store sale for 2018 became a “pop up” fundraiser for Dolly’s Dream Foundation, set up by family and friends of Dolly Everitt, in remembrance to Dolly who was the victim of bullying and took her own life recently at the age of 14. It was a fantastic day that started out on Monday with Issy Burke and Grace Purtle (pictured with Louisa Burke and Sally and Molly Purtle) asking if everyone could wear blue today – and it grew from there. The girls worked tirelessly throughout the week and raised around $2500 from the sale of blue ribbons, stickers an auction of an Akubra and a raffle with all funds going directly to the Foundation. Read the full story and see photos on our Facebook page.  

On the cattle front, there were big numbers from the Upper Hunter as conditions toughen there, but tablelands buyers were active as they make the most of a relatively good season.