NRLX: Young cattle sold going back to the paddock

ABOVE: At the NRLX sales. Photo: NRLX

NRLX agents yarded a total of 663 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale on Wednesday, November 24.
Young cattle made up a large percentage of the yarding while there was a fair penning of cows.
Quality of the young cattle was mixed with several pens of well-bred steers and heifers through the sale however there was also a fair number of crossbred cattle offered.
Restockers were active in the market with nearly all the young cattle going back to the paddock.
The market remained strong with restocker weaner steers selling from 622c to 888c, while the restocker weaner heifers ranged from 520c to 756c/kg.
There were limited numbers of yearling offered with yearling steers selling to a top of 736c to restock and the heifers topped at 622c/kg to restock.
The yarding of export cattle consisted of several pens of well finished bullocks and steers and only a few heifers.
Cows were in fair numbers. Competition was strong from processors with grown steers selling to a top price of 435c to processors and feeders to 462c/kg.
Grown heifers sold to 406c/kg.
The cow market held firm with medium weight cows averaging 398c and heavy cows selling to a top price of 410c/kg.

Market Reporter Doug Robson

Good supply of cows and a fair penning of grown steers


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