Slight increase in cow prices, bulls hold firm

Agents yarded 846 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, June 14.

The yarding was dominated by vealer and yearling steers and heifers with an improved line up of well finished cows. All the regular buyers attended along with a fair panel of local restockers.

Cow prices saw a slight increase on last week averaging 179c/kg and reaching a top price of 220c/kg.

Heifer prices fell marginally with an average of 199c/kg and $488 and top of 254c/kg and $1186.

Bull prices held firm with 13 head sold averaging 201c/kg and $1468.

Steer prices saw minimal change with an average of 306c/kg and $783 and a top of 392c/kg and $1300.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 206c/kg and reached a top of 206c/kg.

George & Fuhrmann held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, June 16 with 2650 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 368c/kg and averaged 329c/kg and $828 and heifers reached a top of 330c/kg and averaged 234c/kg and $555.

Cows reached a top price of $1520 and cows & calves topped at $2360.

Ramsey & Bulmer will hold the annual Casino Bull & Female sale this Friday, June 23 with 65 top quality Hereford and Santa Gertrudis stud bulls and females on offer.

For those unable to make it out to the NRLX, the sale will be streamed live and online via Stocklive.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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