New cattle, new home for couple at Stanthorpe sale

A COLD and wet day didn't dampen people's spirits at the George and Fuhrmann Stanthorpe cattle sale at the Stanthorpe Showgrounds last Thursday.

Among the crowd at the Stanthorpe cattle sale last Thursday were two interested onlookers looking to have their first dip at the market since moving to the region.

Russell and Carmel Bock have recently moved to Greenlands from Casino in New South Wales searching for a better life for their family.

They bought 32 acres and were at the sale to see if they could pick up a dozen steers for their property.

"It would just be a hobby project for us," Mr Bock said.

"It's something to help pay the rates."

Their sons Harrison and Travis attend Stanthorpe State High School and participate in the Agricultural program.

"The boys have really settled into the high school," Mrs Bock said.

"The people in Stanthorpe have been really welcoming and friendly.

"It's a nice place and we're really happy here."

Mr Bock said he was leaning towards buying Angus breeds for his property.

"From what I've seen the Angus tend to do better in this area compared to others," he said.

While some were there looking to buy a few head, others were there to sell many more.

Tenterfield Councillor Gary Verri was at the sales to sell 44 head.

"I think prices are really good at the moment," he said.

"I sold some in Tenterfield recently.

"We used to sell at the weaner sale in May but now it's earlier."

With prices remaining healthy at the moment, those looking to restock were remaining cautious.

Nan Toll from Tenterfield said she was hoping to pick up some more head at the right price.

"Prices are really steep so it's nice when you sell," she said.

"I'm done selling now and I'm looking to restock."


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