Agents yarded 998 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, November 2.
This was a considerable increase in numbers for both young cattle and cows.
The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of weaners, with increased numbers of light weights this week. Restockers were again active in the market acquiring the largest percentage of young cattle.
Cow prices held firm this week averaging 370c/kg and reaching a top price of 404c/kg.
Heifer prices saw a drop with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 655c/kg and topping 886c/kg.
Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 438c/kg and reached a top of 618c/kg.
Bull prices were back this week with 23 head sold averaging 322c/kg and 672kg.
Steer prices were significantly stronger with those up to 250kg averaging 699c/kg and reaching a top of 900c/kg.
Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 527c/kg and topped at 756c/kg.
A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 387c/kg and reached a top of 608c/kg.
Vealer prices were easier this week averaging 640c/kg and 202kg and reaching a top of 892c/kg.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held a joint store sale at the NRLX on Friday, November 4 with 1421 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped at 908c/kg and averaged 645c/kg and 245kg and heifers reached a top of 816c/kg and averaged 620c/kg and 213kg.
Cows reached a top price of $2400 and cows & calves topped at $3660.
On Saturday, November 5 Ray White Rural presented the Glenlea Beef Stud & Commercial Female Charolais sale at the NRLX for the very first time.
The sale was a great success with 116 females and nine bulls sold on the day to a large crowd of registered buyers.
NRLX records were smashed across all categories with the top bull selling for $32,500 to Wakefield Charolais at Wollomombi, NSW and the top cow & calf selling for $40,000 to Tungamah Farming at Longreach, QLD.
Ray White Rural will hold a store sale this Friday, November 11.
NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George