Agents yarded 847 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, May 24.
Young cattle were well supplied and there was a fair penning of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and weaners, along with a small offering of yearlings. Quality of the young cattle was mixed with some well bred steers and heifers throughout the sale, along with some plainer cattle that were showing the affects of Winter. The largest percentage of young cattle were acquired by restockers with only a small number going to process.
Cow prices held firm on last week averaging 187c/kg and reaching a top price of 225c/kg.
Heifer prices were marginally easier with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 210c/kg and topping at 314c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 229c/kg and reached a top of 290c/kg.
Bull prices saw a drop with 25 head sold averaging 203c/kg and 626kg.
Steer prices fell with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 272c/kg and reaching a top of 350c/kg.
Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 291c/kg and topped at 378c/kg. A large number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 258c/kg and reached a top of 266c/kg.
Ramsey & Bulmer and T&W McCormack will hold a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 2 with 1,200 head expected.
NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George