NRLX cattle sales for March 7, 9 & 11

Agents yarded a total of 588 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, March 9.

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

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and weaners that were of mixed quality with several pens of well-bred cattle, however there was a fair number of crossbred steers and heifers through the sale, and there was also a larger percentage of light weight vealers offered.

Cow prices were slightly back this week averaging 354.8c/kg and reaching a top price of 420.2c/kg.

 Heifer prices were stronger with lighter heifers up to 250kg averaging 753.4c/kg and topping their category at 880.2c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 622.4c/kg and reached a top of 726.2c/kg.

Bull prices were easier with three head sold reaching a top of 317.9c/kg and average of 345.2c/kg and 740kg.

Steer prices saw an increase, specifically lighter steers with those weighing up to 250kg seeing an average of 811.7c/kg and top price of 964.2c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 519.4c/kg and topped their market at 762.2c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 422.2c/kg.

Lighter vealer prices were dearer this week with heavier vealer seeing little change. Vealer up to 250kg averaged 803.0c/kg and reached a top of 994.2c/kg.

Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 648.9c/kg with a top price of 706.2c/kg.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey and Bulmer held a joint store sale on Monday, March 7 with 251 head sold on the day. Steers topped their category at 894.2c/kg and averaged 771.6c/kg and 207kg. Heifers reached a top of 800.0c/kg and averaged 689.4c/kg and 230kg.

Cows saw a top of $2,900 per head with cows and calves topping their market at $4,200.

George & Fuhrmann held their first weaner sale of the year on Friday, March 11 with 1789 head sold on the day.

Steers topped their category at 992.2c/kg and averaged 715.5c/kg and 290kg. Heifers reached a top of 968.2c/kg and averaged 725.3c/kg and 228kg.

This week will see Ray White Rural hold a two-day sale with 3,500 weaners to go under the hammer on Friday, March 18 and 500 breeder stock to be sold on Saturday, March 19.

Further bookings are welcome.

NRLX Business Administration Coordinator Tegan George

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