Agents yarded 1261 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, March 1.
The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle and there was a larger penning of cows. Young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and a few pens of yearlings. Quality was mixed with some well finished and well-bred steers and heifers through the sale, however there was also some plain cattle offered. The market was cheaper with plainer type cattle the most affected.
Cow prices saw a slight decrease on last week averaging 255c/kg and reaching a top price of 288c/kg.
Heifer prices were easier with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 350c/kg and topping at 412c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 329c/kg and reached a top of 401c/kg.
Bull prices were cheaper with 24 head sold averaging 231c/kg and 711kg.
Steer prices had a drop with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 437c/kg and reaching a top of 550c/kg.
Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 363c/kg and topped at 472c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 306c/kg and reached a top of 326c/kg.
Vealer prices fell this week averaging 384c/kg and 247kg and reaching a top of 502c/kg.
George & Fuhrmann held a store sale at the NRLX on Monday, February 27 with 1118 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped at 564c/kg and averaged 456c/kg and 256kg and heifers reached a top of 434c/kg and averaged 369c/kg and 238kg.
Cows reached a top price of $1700 while cows & calves topped their market at $2420.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a joint store sale at the NRLX on Friday, March 3with 1624 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped their category at 522c/kg and averaged 421c/kg and 274kg and heifers reached a top of 558c/kg and averaged 373c/kg and 250kg.
Cows reached a top price of $1000 while cows & calves topped at $2850.
On Saturday, March 4, the 2023 Yulgilbar Genetics Commercial Female Sale was held at the NRLX with 410 quality Santa and Santa X females going under the hammer.
The top priced PTIC heifer went for $3900 with all proceeds from this heifer being donated to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
This was closely followed by a pen of nine PTIC Santa Gertrudis heifers sold for $3620.
Ray White Rural will hold a weaner sale this Friday, March 10 with 2600 head booked.
NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George