Cow and bull prices drop

Agents yarded 1241 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, May 31.

The yarding of young cattle consisted of vealers and weaners, along with a few pens of yearlings. Quality of the young cattle varied with some well presented steers and heifers through the sale, however there was also a fair number of light plain cattle offered. 

Cow prices saw a slight drop on last week averaging 176c/kg and reaching a top price of 220c/kg. Heifer prices averaged 212c/kg and $490 with a top of 302c/kg and $1,183.

Bull prices were cheaper with 11 head sold averaging 184c/kg and $1230.

Steer prices averaged 282c/kg and $701 with a top of 400c/kg and $1,254.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 248c/kg and reached a top of 268c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 2 with 2157 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 400c/kg and averaged 312c/kg and $829 and heifers reached a top of 304c/kg and averaged 242c/kg and $608.

Cows reached a top of $1700, cows & calves topped at $2425.

PTIC heifers reached a top of $2425.

Ray White Rural will hold a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 9.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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