CATTLE SALES: Bull prices remain steady

Agents yarded 817 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, August 10.

The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle and a fair penning of cows.

Weaners made up the majority of the young cattle with a small penning of yearlings.

Quality was mixed with increased numbers of plain conditioned and cross bred cattle however, there were some pens of well bred weaners throughout the sale.

Cow prices held firm this week averaging 277c/kg and reaching a top price of 344c/kg.

Heifer prices were dearer with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 483c/kg and topping their category at 568c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 400c/kg and reached a top of 538c/kg.

Bull prices remained steady this week with 25 head sold averaging 289c/kg and 599kg.

Steer prices increased with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 551c/kg and reaching a top of 702c/kg. Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 507c/kg and topped their market at 670c/kg.

A large number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 349c/kg.

Vealer prices were stronger this week with lighter vealers up to 250kg averaging 533c/kg and reaching a top of 696c/kg. Heavier vealers over 250kg averaged 502c/kg with a top price of 592c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, August 12 with 883 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 770c/kg and averaged 566c/kg and 252kg and heifers reached a top of 654c/kg and averaged 551c/kg and 219kg.

Dry cows reached a top of $1,300 and cows & calves topped their market at $2,850. PTIC heifers went for a top of $3,060.

Ray White Rural have a store sale this Friday, August 19 from 10am. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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