NRLX: Little change in cow market, prices firm

NRLX agents yarded a total of 768 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale on Wednesday, October 20.

Young cattle were again well supplied while there was a fair penning of cows.

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

Quality was fairly mixed with a large percentage of the weaners showing some roughness in the coat and there was not the weight in the cattle this week.

Restockers were again active through the sale acquiring the largest percentage of the young cattle, mainly equal to last weeks strong market.

Restocker weaner steers ranged from 572c to 796c, while the restocker weaner heifers sold from 550c to 712c/kg.

Feeder and restocker yearling steers ranged from 342c to 602c, while the yearling heifers sold to 540c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows.

The odd grown steer sold to 402c/kg to process.

The cow market saw little change with 3 score medium weights averaging 364c and 4 scores selling to a top of 392c/kg.

Cows back to the paddock reached a top price of 376c/kg.

Market Reporter Doug Robson

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