Mixed quality of cattle with lines of well bred weaner steers and heifers

NRLX agents yarded a total of 638 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale today, Wednesday, October 13

The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle and a fair penning of cows.

There was mainly vealers and weaners in the young cattle section, with only a few yearlings offered.

Quality was fairly mixed with several lines of well bred weaner steers and heifers, however there increased numbers of plain conditioned cattle through the sale.

The largest percentage of young cattle went to restockers with most destined for Southern and Western areas, however there was also some cattle acquired by Queensland buyers.

Competition remained very strong with restocker weaner steers selling selling 10c/kg dearer and more for the well bred light weights.

Most ranged from 530c to 864c, while the restocker weaner heifers sold from 486c to 720c/kg. Restocker and background yearling steers topped at 600c and the heifers sold to 580c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, although the odd grown heifer topped at 398c/kg.

The cow market saw heavy four scores hold firm, while light and medium weights lifted 6c to 10c to average 374c and heavy cows topped at 395c/kg.

Market reporter, Doug Robson

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