Agents yarded 1,270 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, February 15.
There was a larger yarding of young cattle and cows were also well supplied. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers along with a small penning of yearlings. Quality of the young cattle improved this week, with a few more well bred vealer steers and heifers through the sale.
Cow prices saw a slight decrease on last week averaging 254c/kg and reaching a top price of 318c/kg.
Heifer prices were easier with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 395c/kg and topping their category at 500c/kg.
Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 335c/kg and reached a top of 450c/kg.
Bull prices had an increase with 23 head sold averaging 265c/kg and 643kg.
Steer prices dropped with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 470c/kg and reaching a top of 608c/kg.
Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 417c/kg and topped at 546c/kg.
A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 302c/kg and reached a top of 324c/kg.
Vealer prices were stronger this week averaging 425c/kg and 243kg and reaching a top of 556c/kg.
Ian Weir & Son held a store sale at the NRLX on Monday, February 13 with 929 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped at 550c/kg and averaged 429c/kg and 252kg and heifers reached a top of 492c/kg and averaged 380c/kg and 215kg.
Cows reached a top price of $1820 while cows & calves topped their market at $2750.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a breeder sale at the NRLX on Friday, February 17 with 458 head going under the hammer.
Cows reached a top price of $1850 and cows & calves topped at $3175.
PTIC heifers topped at $2975 and the top priced bull went for $6500.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer will hold a store sale this Friday, February 24 with 1,500 head expected.
NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George