Largest yarding of cattle for three years

Agents yarded a total of 2,688 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, June 8.

With the yarding being the largest in close to three years since the 2019 fires, most buyers were in attendance to fill orders from far and wide.

There was a big increase in numbers for all classes of cattle which included large numbers of light plain conditioned weaners. 

Cow prices held firm this week averaging 330c/kg and reaching a top price of 385c/kg.

Lighter heifers up to 250kg were easier averaging 609c/kg and topping their category at 770c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg saw an increase averaging 461c/kg and reaching a top of 586c/kg.

Bull prices saw an increase this week with 39 head sold averaging 332c/kg and 608kg.

Steer prices were dearer with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 725c/kg and reaching a top price of 858c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 563c/kg and topped their market at 696c/kg.

A large number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 382c/kg.

Vealer prices were back this week with lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 676c/kg and reaching a top of 844c/kg.

Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 599c/kg with a top price of 750c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 10 with 1,556 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped their category at 835c/kg and averaged 661c/kg and 236kg whilst heifers reached a top of 742c/kg and averaged 625c/kg and 208kg.

Cows reached a top price of $2,120 whilst Cows & Calves topped their market at $2,860. A number of PTIC heifers sold on the day reached a top of $3,650.

George & Fuhrmann will hold a store sale at the NRLX this Friday, June 17 with more than 2,500 head expected. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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