There was a lighter yarding of 510 head at Wednesday’s NRLX sales this week.
The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle and cows were in fair numbers.
Quality of the young cattle was mixed with several lines of well bred cattle suitable for restockers and backgrounders, however there was a few more plain and crossbred cattle throughout the sale. Some buyers were absent from the sale, however there was little effect on prices.
The market was strong with restocker weaner steers selling from 546c to 794c, and calves topped at 838c/kg.
Weaner heifers sold firm, although were a little easier in places depending on quality with most sales ranging from 500c to 746c/kg. Feeder and restocker yearling steers held firm selling from 472c to 622c, while yearling heifers topping at 572c/kg to restock.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, with only an odd grown steer and heifer. Grown steers topped at 400c while grown heifers reached a top price of 390c/kg. There was not a lot of change in the cow market with three-score medium weights averaging 356c and 4 score cows sold to a top price of 392c/kg.
The next store sale is with T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer on Friday, October 8 starting at 10am.
NRLX Business Administration Coordinator
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