Heavier heifers average $465/kilo

Agents yarded a total of 464 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, April 13. 

The yarding consisted mainly of young cattle and cows. 

The young cattle consisted of a good supply of medium weight vealers, however there was increased numbers of plain light weaners. 

With only a handful of buyers in attendance, prices across all categories were significantly easier this week.

Cow prices were back this week averaging 291.4c/kg and reaching a top price of 380.2c/kg. 

Lighter heifer prices saw a significant drop week with those up to 250kg averaging 592.2c/kg and topping their category at 706.2c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg held firm averaging 465.1c/kg and reaching a top of 580.0c/kg.

Bull prices were easier with eight head sold reaching a top of 338.2c/kg and average of 308.6c/kg and 630kg. 

Steer prices also fell with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 587.3c/kg and reaching a top price of 818.2c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 508.4c/kg and topped their market at 622.2c/kg.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 350.6c/kg.

As with all other categories, vealer prices took a tumblewith lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 644.8c/kg and reaching a top of 910.2c/kg. Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 558.5c/kg with a top price of 658.2c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a store sale at the NRLX on Monday, April 11 with 1,457 head going under the hammer. 

Steers topped their category at 940.2c/kg and averaged 602.2c/kg and 292kg whilst heifers reached a top of 750.2c/kg and averaged 587.9c/kg and 244kg.

Cows reached a top price of $2,300 and Cows & Calves topped their market at $4,020.

Ray White Rural will hold a store sale at the NRLX this Friday, April 22 with 800 head booked. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX Business administration coordinator Tegan George

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