Bull prices hold firm, steers drop

Agents yarded 1173 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, March 8. 

Young cattle made up the majority of the yarding with cows making up the bulk of the grown section. It was a fair to good quality penning of vealers along with a few yearlings. The usual buyers were in attendance with QLD restocker orders dominating the young cattle section. There was little processor competition.  

Cow prices saw a slight decrease on last week averaging 247c/kg and reaching a top price of 278c/kg.

Heifer prices were easier with lighter stock up to 250kgaveraging 316c/kg and topping at 410c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 313c/kg and reached a top of 395c/kg.

Bull prices held firm with 19 head sold averaging 233c/kg and 706kg. 

Steer prices saw a drop with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 379c/kg and reaching a topof 496c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 366c/kg and topped at 478c/kg. A large number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 281c/kg and reached a top of 312c/kg.

Vealer prices were easier this week averaging 363c/kg and 226kg and reaching a top of 494c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a weaner sale at the NRLX on Friday, March 10 with 3304 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped their category at 526c/kg and averaged 454c/kg and 263kg while heifers reached a top of 430c/kg and averaged 352c/kg and 247kg.

George & Fuhrmann will hold day one of their weaner sales this Friday, March 17 with 2000 Hereford & Angus weaners booked.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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