Cow prices hold firm at cattle sales

Agents yarded 732 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, September 21.

Young cattle were well supplied and there was a fair penning of cows. Quality of the young cattle was mixed with increased numbers of plain conditioned weaners through the sale, however, there were several pens of well bred cattle offered.

Cow prices held firm this week averaging 328c/kg and reaching a top of 394c/kg. Heifer prices were easier with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 530c/kg and topping at 712c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 415c/kg and reached a top of 566c/kg.

Bull prices remained steady this week with 17 head sold averaging 333c/kg and 651kg. Steers held firm to slightly stronger with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 633c/kg and reaching a top of 804c/kg. Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 459c/kg and topped at 622c/kg.

Vealer prices saw minimal change this week with those up to 250kg averaging 606c/kg and reaching a top of 790c/kg. Heavier vealers over 250kg averaged 537c/kg with a top price of 612c/kg.

George & Fuhrmann held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, September 23 with 864 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 900c/kg and averaged 653c/kg and 252kg and heifers reached a top of 738c/kg and averaged 634c/kg and 216kg. Cows reached a top price of $2300 and cows & calves topped at $3800.

Ian Weir & Son will be holding a store sale on Friday, October 7. Bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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