Cow prices hold firm, heavier heifers and bulls drop in price

Agents yarded 1015 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, September 14.

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 333c/kg and reached 394c/kg.

Lighter heifer prices also remained steady with those up to 250kg averaging 565c/kg and topping at 708c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg saw a drop averaging 427c/kg and reaching a top of 566c/kg.

Bull prices had a slight decrease this week with 24 head sold averaging 335c/kg and 703kg.

Steer prices were easier with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 634c/kg and reaching 836c/kg. Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 448c/kg and topped at 610c/kg.

Light vealers saw a drop this week with those up to 250kg averaging 592c/kg and reaching a top of 820c/kg. Heavier vealers over 250kg were stronger averaging 537c/kg with a top price of 688c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, September 16 with 1,012 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 840c/kg and averaged 603c/kg and 245kg and heifers reached 765c/kg and averaged 575c/kg and 196kg.

Cows reached a top of $2440 and cows & calves reached $3540.

A small number of bulls sold on the day reached a top of $10,400.

George & Fuhrmann will hold a store sale this Friday, September 23 with 900 head booked. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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