Bull prices steady, vealer prices drop

Agents yarded 1270 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, November 30.

Young cattle were well supplied and there was a good penning of cows. Quality of the young cattle was fairly mixed with a fair percentage of plain conditioned and light weaners through the sale, however there was also several pens of vealers and yearlings that were well presented.

Cow prices held firm this week averaging 285c/kg and reaching a top price of 330c/kg.

Heifer prices were softer with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 509c/kg and topping at 648c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 387c/kg and reached a top of 556c/kg.

Bull prices remained steady this week with 21 head sold averaging 275c/kg and 703kg.

Steer prices were easier with those up to 250kg averaging 568c/kg and reaching a top of 730c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 422c/kg and topped at 620c/kg.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 327c/kg and reached a top of 410c/kg.

Vealer prices saw a drop this week averaging 510c/kg and 225kg and reaching a top of 668c/kg.

Ramsey & Bulmer and T&W McCormack held a joint store sale at the NRLX on Friday, December 2 with 1,907 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 758c/kg and averaged 552c/kg and 257kg and heifers reached a top of 690c/kg and averaged 520c/kg and 234kg.

Cows reached a top price of $2,600 and cows & calves topped their market at $3,950.

Ray White Rural will hold a store sale this Friday, December 9 from 10am. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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