Heifer, bull and steer prices increase

Agents yarded a total of 768 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, August 3.

The yarding consisted of a large supply of young cattle and a fair number of cows. The young cattle were mainly weaners with only a few yearlings.

Quality was mixed but there were increased numbers of well bred cattle throughout the sale this week.

Cow prices increased this week averaging 269c/kg and reaching a top price of 340c/kg.

Heifer prices were also dearer with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 467c/kg and topping their category at 565c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 373c/kg and reached a top of 470c/kg.

Bull prices were stronger this week with nine head sold averaging 289c/kg and 732kg.

Steer prices also increased with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 540c/kg and reaching a top of 698c/kg. Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 431c/kg and topped their market at 542c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 332c/kg.

Lighter vealer prices were dearer this week with those up to 250kg averaging 485c/kg and reaching a top of 688c/kg. Heavier vealers over 250kg were easier averaging 406c/kg with a top price of 500c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer will hold a store sale this Friday, August  12 with 800 head expected. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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