Cow and vealer prices increase at NRLX sales

Agents yarded 756 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, September 28.

There was a good supply of young cattle and a few less cows this week. Quality was mixed with a large percentage of cross bred cattle weaner steers and heifers.

 Cow prices increased this week averaging 348c/kg and reaching a top of 394c/kg. 

Heifer prices were also stronger with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 587c/kg and topping at 722c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 464c/kg and reached a top of 640c/kg.

Bull prices held firm to slightly dearer this week with 17 head sold averaging 345c/kg and 713kg. 

Lighter steers prices dropped with those up to 250kg averaging 612c/kg and reaching a top of 786c/kg. 

Heavier steers over 250kg were stronger averaging 496c/kg and topping at 652c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 398c/kg and reached a top of 444c/kg.

Vealer prices were dearer this week with those up to 250kg averaging 645c/kg and reaching a top of 820c/kg. Heavier vealers over 250kg averaged 580c/kg with a top price of 648c/kg.

Ian Weir & Son will hold a store sale on Friday, October 7 kicking off at 10am.

NSW Rural Fire Service will be there on the day to assist with the new fire danger ratings, permits and fire season preparedness.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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