Cattle buyer Heidi Gilliland, of Atron Enterprises Pty Ltd in Casino, at the Casino Beef Week cattle sale yesterday checking out the quality of the beef cattle being offered for auction before deciding to put in a bid.
Cattle buyer Heidi Gilliland, of Atron Enterprises Pty Ltd in Casino, at the Casino Beef Week cattle sale yesterday checking out the quality of the beef cattle being offered for auction before deciding to put in a bid. Jay Cronan

Higher cattle prices at Casino

WHILE the Beef Week party keeps ticking along, the true meaning of the cattle celebration was played out at the Casino saleyards yesterday.

Hundreds of cattle were yarded with prices steady as farmers, buyers and auctioneers all worked hard for their dollar.

Auctioneer Allen Ramsey, of Casino, estimated cattle were selling for two to five cents dearer than last year.

“The quality of the meat and quantity has been exceptionally high this year,” Mr Ramsey said.

In addition he was hopeful that the decreasing value in the Australian dollar would increase cattle sales.

“While I believe the falling value of our dollar will not affect the cattle industry short-term, I expect there maybe a positive effect in the future,” he said.

Cattle buyer Heidi Gilliland, of Atron Enterprises in Casino, said the price of cattle had been stable for about four to six weeks.

“You’re getting value for your money this year,” Ms Gilliland said.

While Beef Week celebrations include trains rides, fashion shows and sporting contests, the main point of the week is to highlight the importance of the cattle industry to Casino.

Meanwhile, it was good old-fashioned family fun at the Casino Beef Week Fashion Parade in the Casino RSM Club on Tuesday night.

Every single clothing shop in the town strutted its stuff on the catwalk, egged on by a huge crowd of 500 who turned out to applaud their friends and relatives as they twirled, danced and, and in the kids’ cases, ran down the red carpet.

HIGHLIGHTS FOR TODAY:

• Lachlan Valley Railway 1930s steam locomotive shuttles from Railway Station.

• Orchid Show – Presbyterian Hall from 8am.

• Casino Beef Week Golf Open – Golf Club from 9am.

• Casino Family History Group – School of Arts from 10am.

• Bush Poets – Cecil Hotel from 11am.

• Art and Photography Exhibition – 63 Walker Street from 6pm.

• Samba Blisstas drumming workshops – Casino Village RV Resort from 6pm.

• Beef Week Cup Calcutta – RSM Club from 6pm.



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