Bull prices increase at this week’s cattle sales

Agents yarded 1,122 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, September 7.

With the return to fine weather, restockers were active on the quality lines of vealer steers and heifers on offer.

Regular processors and feeder buyers were also in attendance.

Heavy cows sold to rates similar to last week with processors also very active on the heavy bulls penned.

Cow prices were slightly stronger this week averaging 339c/kg and reaching a top price of 546c/kg.

Heifer prices saw an increase with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 564c/kg and topping at 688c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 463c/kg and reached a top of 592c/kg.

Bull prices also increased this week with 28 head sold averaging 342c/kg and 675kg.

Steer prices were stronger with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 649c/kg and reaching a top of 780c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 531c/kg and topped their market at 712c/kg.

Light vealers had a price increase this week with those up to 250kg averaging 621c/kg and reaching a top of 788c/kg.

Heavier vealers over 250kg were easier averaging 442c/kg with a top price of 634c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a joint store sale at the NRLX on Friday, September 9 with 1,666 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 868c/kg and averaged 614c/kg and 244kg and heifers reached a top of 694c/kg and averaged 518c/kg and 230kg.

Cows reached a top price of $2,225 and cows & calves topped their market at $2,925.

Ray White Rural will hold a store sale this Friday, September 16. Bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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