Original sellers going strong

Andrew Miller
By Andrew Miller
December 22 2021 - 12:00am
QUIET CATTLE: Luke Mullane, Ballan, says the family has been turning off weaners for the annual Nutrien Ballarat sale since it started more than four decades ago.

We probably fed out twice as much hay as normal, all they lived on was hay and water because it's been the wettest conditions in 40 years.

- Mick Mullane, Ballan

Ballan beef producers the Mullanes, Bradshaw, are still turning off weaner cattle to Ballarat's annual February market, more than 40 years after what started as a circuit sale.

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Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Journalist

I'm a general reporter with Stock & Land, with a special interest in irrigation issues. I completed my cadetship, with the Age, in 1980. Over my career, I've worked for ABC radio news (Mt Isa, Qld) and at provincial and suburban newspapers.

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