More weight in cattle at sales

Agents yarded 1,503 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, June 29.

The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle and grown cattle were in fair numbers. Weaners, along with a few additional yearlings, made up the majority of the young cattle.

There was more weight in the cattle this week and a few less light plain calves penned.

Cow prices saw a drop again this week averaging 278c/kg and reaching a top price of 358c/kg.

Heifer prices were also down with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 512c/kg and topping their category at 634c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 374c/kg and reached a top of 530c/kg.

Bull prices decreased this week with 34 head sold averaging 291c/kg and 645kg.

Steers held firm with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 589c/kg and reaching a top price of 725c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 483c/kg and topped their market at 614c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 345c/kg.

Vealer prices were easier again this week with lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 524c/kg and reaching a top of 678c/kg. Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 495c/kg with a top price of 750c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer will hold a store sale this Friday, July  8 with 1,500 booked. Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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