Agents yarded a total of 2,107 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, June 1. Weaners made up the majority of the numbers, with quality again fairly plain, although there was some well-bred cattle throughout the sale.
Cow prices were slightly back this week averaging 324c/kg and reaching a top price of 385c/kg.
Lighter heifers up to 250kg were easier averaging 643c/kg and topping their category at 812c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg saw an increase averaging 440c/kg and reaching a top of 640c/kg.
Bull prices saw a drop this week with 20 head sold averaging 303c/kg and 722kg. Steer prices held firm to slightly dearer with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 675c/kg and reaching a top price of 880c/kg.
Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 535c/kg and topped their market at 776c/kg. A large number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 408c/kg.
Vealer prices were stronger this week with lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 692c/kg and reaching a top of 860c/kg. Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 581c/kg with a top price of 750c/kg.
Ian Weir & Son held a store sale at the NRLX on Monday, May 30 with 979 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped their category at 840c/kg and averaged 647c/kg and 217kg whilst heifers reached a top of 795c/kg and averaged 623c/kg and 198kg.
Cows reached a top price of $1,876 and Cows & Calves topped their market at $3,400.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a joint store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 3 with 2,146 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped their category at 858c/kg and averaged 643c/kg and 255kg whilst heifers reached a top of 758c/kg and averaged 592c/kg and 217kg.
Cows reached a top price of $2,520 and Cows & Calves topped their market at $3,200.
Ray White Rural will hold a store sale at the NRLX this Friday, June 10. Further bookings are welcome.
NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George