Cattle prices stronger this week

Agents yarded 926 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday,  August 17.

There was a good supply of young cattle and there was a fair number of cows yarded.

The yarding of young cattle consisted of a large percentage of light weight weaners, and medium weight weaner steers and heifers were in fair numbers.

Quality was very mixed, although there was a few more well bred vealer steers and heifers through the sale.

There were several runs of plain conditioned and cross bred cattle offered.

Cow prices were stronger this week averaging 302c/kg and reaching 370c/kg.

Heifer prices were also dearer with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 547c/kg and topping at 680c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 403c/kg and reached 552c/kg.

Bull prices increases this week with 24 head sold averaging 315c/kg and 667kg.

Lighter steer prices were also stronger with those up to 250kg averaging 616c/kg and reaching a top of 800c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg dropped, averaging 483c/kg and topping at 630c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 359c/kg.

Vealer prices were stronger this week with lighter vealers up to 250kg averaging 591c/kg and reaching a top of 808c/kg. Heavier vealers over 250kg averaged 528c/kg with a top of 648c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, August 19 with 606 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 780c/kg and averaged 606c/kg and 242kg and heifers reached a top of 756c/kg and averaged 573c/kg and 226kg.

Cows reached a top of $2,760 and cows & calves topped at $3,560.

George & Fuhrmann will hold a store sale this Friday, August 26 with 500 head booked.

Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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