Cattle ready for sale

Cattle market eases, losing most of last week’s gains

Agents yarded 1364 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday November 9.

Weaners made up the largest percentage of the young cattle with most of the yearlings being light steers and heifers. Quality was very mixed with a few more light weaner steers and heifers through the sale this week.

The market was easier with last week’s gain in prices lost – depending on weight and breed.

Cow prices saw a slight drop this week averaging 353c/kg and reaching 422c/kg. Lighter heifer prices saw a drop with those up to 250kg averaging 567c/kg and topping at 814c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg were stronger, averaging 453c/kg and reaching a top of 685c/kg.

Bull prices were easier with 20 head sold averaging 311c/kg and 668kg.

Steer prices were lower with those up to 250kg averaging 645c/kg and reaching 838c/kg. Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 484c/kg and topped at 694c/kg.

A good number of bullocks averaged 404c/kg and reached 418c/kg.

Vealer prices were lower, averaging 587c/kg and 216kg and reaching 852c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday November 11 with 1301 head.

Steers topped at 970c/kg and averaged 606c/kg and 264kg.

Heifers reached 840c/kg and averaged 633c/kg and 231kg.

Cows reached $2400 and cows & calves topped at $4300.

George & Fuhrmann will hold a store sale this Friday November 18 with 1500 head booked. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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