Bull prices stay steady, heifers down

Agents yarded a total of 984 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, July 6.

The yarding consisted of a good supply of weaner cattle along with a light penning of grown cattle.

Quality was mixed however the penning contained several lines of well bred weaner steers which sold to strong competition from the buying panel along with a few pens of well finished cows.

The market for young cattle varied along with the quality presented.

Cow prices held firm this week averaging 276c/kg and reaching a top price of 355c/kg.

Heifer prices were down again with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 446c/kg and topping their category at 568c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 366c/kg and reached a top of 500c/kg.

Bull prices remained steady this week with 20 head sold averaging 296c/kg and 704kg.

Steers were easier with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 514c/kg and reaching a top price of 682c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 424c/kg and topped their market at 540c/kg. A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 354c/kg.

Vealer prices held firm to slightly stronger this week with lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 547c/kg and reaching a top of 680c/kg.

Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 488c/kg with a top price of 624c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, July 8 with 1,626 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped their category at 690c/kg and averaged 533c/kg and 250kg whilst heifers reached a top of 584c/kg and averaged 461c/kg and 217kg.

Cows reached a top price of $3,540 whilst Cows & Calves topped their market at $2,780. A small number of bulls sold on the day reached a top of $6,500.

Ray White Rural will hold a store sale this Friday, July 15 from 10am. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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