Cow prices hold firm, bulls slightly stronger

Agents yarded 1174 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, June 28.

Young cattle were again well supplied along with a fair penning of cows. The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and weaners with a small offering of yearlings.  Quality was very mixed with several pens of well bred steers and heifers through the sale, however there was increased numbers of plain conditioned weaner steers and heifers sold. Buyer participation was restricted at times depending on quality. 

Cow prices held firm on last week averaging 182c/kg and reaching a top price of 220c/kg. Heifer prices also saw little change with an average of 209c/kg and $495 and top of 302c/kg and $1404.

Bull prices were slightly stronger with 44 head sold averaging 206c/kg and $1315.

Steer prices remained steady with an average of 283c/kg and $652 and top of 352c/kg and $1202.

A large number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 245c/kg and reached a top of 262c/kg.

Livestock agents held a combined store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 30 with 1258 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped their category at 362c/kg and averaged 297c/kg and $666 and heifers reached a top of 302c/kg and averaged 221c/kg and $540.

Cows reached a top of $1800 and cows & calves topped at $2150.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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