Increased numbers of cross bred cattle at NRLX sale

NRLX agents yarded a total of 1,184 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale in Casino on Wednesday, March 16.

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and weaners with a small number of yearlings offered.

Quality was mixed with several pens of well-bred steers and heifers through the sale, however there was increased numbers of cross bred cattle offered.

The market eased with restocker vealer and weaner steers selling 10c cheaper, although the well-bred steers were less affected, and up to 20c cheaper for some plainer crossbred cattle, most steers ranged from 550c to 878c, while the restocker vealer heifers followed a similar trend to the steers ranging from 554c to 844c/kg.

There were only a few yearling steers, selling from 414c to 556c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with a few pens of grown steers and heifers.

Grown steers sold to 445c and heifers topped at 430c/kg.

The cow market saw medium weights sell 4c to 5c cheaper to average 360c, while heavy cows were firm to slightly dearer for odd sales topping at 392c/kg.

Market Reporter for NRLX Doug Robson

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