A BUYER’S market it may well have been at Wodonga saleyards yesterday but some were still reluctant to grab a bargain.
While agents and sellers were disappointed with the prices they received, Indigo Valley trader Bryan Proctor wasn’t complaining.
“Anyone who wanted cattle could buy today,” he said.
“Maybe people were a bit uncertain, it’s the first time out for the year.”
Mr Proctor runs a farm on the Indigo Creek Road, where he trades in all breeds of beef cattle.
“I trade in cattle, I don’t fall in love with them,” he said wryly.
“If there’s a profit to be made, I let ‘em go.”
Yesterday he bought a B-double trailer’s worth of black steers that are off to Queensland.
“These’ll be going straight out onto the feedlot,” he said.
“I think these cattle have got a lot more on them than the cattle up there at the moment.
“The conditions there are horrible, it’s very dry the farther you move into central Queensland.”
He could understand the lack of interest from northern buyers at the moment, which made Wodonga good for locals.
“People should really be buying back in now to replace the heavy ones they’ve sold, but there didn’t seem to be the demand today.”