Queensland buyers snap up weaner cattle at NRLX

Numbers increased slightly at cattle sales at the NRLX today, Wednesday, June 26 with a yarding of 1650 head.

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of weaners, with a large percentage being of mixed quality because of the effects of the winter conditions. 

There were several runs of well-bred weaner steers and heifers through the sale.

Queensland buyers were active in the market again acquiring a fair percentage of the weaner cattle. 

Not all the usual restocker buyers were present, resulting in a cheaper market with most stocker weaner cattle selling 20c/kg cheaper. 

Restocker weaner steers sold from 198c to 332c to average 294c while restocker weaner heifers ranged from 164c to 300c for an average of 240c/kg. 

There were only a few yearlings, the steers topped at 286c and the yearling heifers sold to 272c/kg.

There was an odd pen of grown steers which sold to 256c and the grown heifers sold to 240c/kg. 

The cow market was firm to 10c dearer with 2 scores selling from 140c to 178c while 3 score medium weights averaged 190c and 4 score cows sold from 190c to 220c/kg.

Report compiled by Doug Robson from Meat & Livestock Australia

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