SHE’S MY GIRL: Kate Hepburn of McKees Hill with her Belted Galloway, Jade, at Primex.
SHE’S MY GIRL: Kate Hepburn of McKees Hill with her Belted Galloway, Jade, at Primex. Mireille Merlet

Cattle sale buoyant for final day of Primex

THE crowds for the final day of Norco Primex on Saturday were the best across an event that was able to post a strong sales result over a range of areas, organisers said.

Crowds at the Casino-based agricultural show were a bit down on Thursday and Friday but attendance on Saturday was very good, Kate Nugent event manager said.

The best result was the purchasing taking place across a range of products and machinery on display at the show, she said.

SALE TIME: Darren Parkins, auctioneer at the cattle sale during Primex in Casino on Saturday.
SALE TIME: Darren Parkins, auctioneer at the cattle sale during Primex in Casino on Saturday.

She said heavy machinery like tractors sold well, as did produce and smaller items.

The final day's cattle sales were also buoyant according to Darren Perkins auctioneer.

Whether the buyers were after weaner heifers or heifers with calves at foot there was a good variety with 140 up for sale he said.

"The market was strong" as prices were topping $1500, he said.

The Primex sales were noticeable for the high level of repeat customers he said.

For the buyers there is a good selection of genetically bread breeder cattle.

On the sell side you have farmers who just sell at Primex. "They breed for this sale," he said.

Primex was a good draw card as it brings in a lot of people from different regions he said.

This year's event was the first time around for new managers Fairfax Rural Events.

The intention was to cement Primex on the national agricultural events' calendar, Ms Nugent said.

The region has a very strong agricultural, dairy and beef industry which was the mainstay of Primex she said.

But organisers will be looking to expand its base to appeal to the range of horticulture industries in the Northern Rivers region.



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