NRLX agents yarded a total of 989 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale today, Wednesday, December 8.
The majority of the numbers were again through the younger cattle which varied in quality.
The cow market saw cheaper trends with the absence of two exporters and a reduction in quality. All other buyers were present and operating.
Both light steer and heifer weaners met strong demand from the restocker gallery to sell to only a marginal reduction. Very light weaner steers and heifers saw a major reduction with the absence of a major operator.
That said, those calves still managed to top out at 1,000c for steers and 818c/kg for heifers.
Yearling feeder steers sold to strong trends for light weights through to heavy drafts.
Background steers also enjoyed extended trends with substantial gains.
Similar trends saw heifers sell to significant rises, although lighter heifers experienced a slight loss to restockers.
Limited numbers of grown steers and heifers sold to minor loses.
Heavy cows sold to a generally cheaper trend with the absence of two exporters, which saw 3 and 4 score types sell to a 12c to 19c/kg reduction.
A range of dairy cows sold from 230c to 370c and cows back to the paddock made from 365c to 396c/kg.
Ray White Rural held their monthly store sale at the NRLX on Friday, December 10 with 1,096 head sold.
Steers topped their category at 1016.2c/kg and averaged 730.4c/kg and 263kg.
Heifers reached a top of 878.2c/kg and averaged 669.4c/kg and 248kg.
Cows achieved a top return of $3,550.00 and Cows & Calves reached $4,850.00.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange. We will be closed from Friday, December 17 and will re-open on Monday, January 10.