Bull sells for $6000, vealer prices hold firm

Agents yarded 731 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, March 29.

The yarding was dominated by vealer steers and heifers plus well finished cows and only a small sample of bullocks and heavy heifers. All classes sold to improved rates from the export and restocker buying panel. 

Cow prices were marginally dearer on last week averaging 254c/kg and reaching a top price of 274c/kg.

Lighter heifer prices remained steady with those up to 250kg averaging 296c/kg and topping at 348c/kg. Heavier heifers were stronger with those over 250kg averaged 299c/kg and reached a top of 370c/kg.

Bull prices saw an increase with nine head sold averaging 226c/kg and 700kg.

Steer prices were dearer with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 418c/kg and reaching a top of 500c/kg. Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 378c/kg and topped at 442c/kg.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 302c/kg and reached a top of 312c/kg.

Vealer prices held firm this week averaging 350c/kg and 228kg and reaching a top of 472c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a joint store sale at the NRLX on Friday, March 31 with 1,613 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 474c/kg and averaged 407c/kg and 259kg while heifers reached a top of 454c/kg and averaged 336c/kg and 241kg.

Cows reached a top price of $1800 while cows & calves topped at $2625. The top priced bull for the day went for $6000.

George & Fuhrmann will hold a store sale on Friday, April 14.

Sales return after Easter.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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