Bulls cheaper, steer prices drop

Agents yarded 1489 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, February 22.

There was a large yarding of young cattle along with a fair penning of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of light and medium weight vealers, and several pens of heavy veal and yearlings. Quality was mixed with several good runs of well-bred cattle, however there were a fair number of plainer type cattle through the sale. The market was cheaper with secondary type cattle most affected. 

Cow prices saw a slight increase on last week averaging 265c/kg and reaching a top price of 300c/kg. Heifer prices were easier with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 373c/kg and topping at 484c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 328c/kg and reached a top of 428c/kg.

Bull prices were cheaper with 24 head sold averaging 241c/kg and 675kg.

Steer prices saw a drop with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 452c/kg and reaching a top of 536c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 371c/kg and topped their market at 492c/kg.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 297c/kg and reached a top of 310c/kg.

Vealer prices fell this week averaging 401c/kg and 224kg and reaching a top of 546c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, February 24 with 1638 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped at 568c/kg and averaged 451c/kg and 275kg and heifers reached a top of 450c/kg and averaged 376c/kg and 249kg.

Cows reached a top price of $1,675 while cows & calves topped at $2,500.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer will hold another store sale this Friday, March 3 with 2000 head expected.

This Saturday, March 4 is the annual Yulgilbar Genetics Commercial Female sale held at the NRLX from 10am. With 470 quality PTIC Santa Gertrudis heifers going under the hammer, this is a sale not to be missed. The sale will be streamed live and online via StockLive for those unable to attend on the day.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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