Slight increase in price for heifers, bull prices stay steady

Agents yarded 1312 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, February 8.

The yarding consisted of larger numbers of both young cattle and cows. Young cattle were made up of a fair percentage of good quality vealer steers and heifers and there were increased numbers of plain cattle throughout the sale. The market varied considerably which was mainly quality driven.

Cow prices held firm on last week averaging 268c/kg and reaching a top price of 307c/kg.

Heifer prices saw an increase with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 421c/kg and topping at 524c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 378c/kg and reached a top of 458c/kg.

Bull prices remained steady with 35 head sold averaging 249c/kg and 660kg.

Lighter steer prices saw little change with those up to 250kg averaging 495c/kg and reaching a top of 594c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg were dearer averaging 421c/kg and topping at 544c/kg.

A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 325c/kg and reached a top of 336c/kg.

Vealer prices were easier this week averaging 414c/kg and 236kg and reaching a top of 600c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, February 10 with 1689 head going under the hammer.

Steers topped at 608c/kg and averaged 468c/kg and 277kg and heifers reached a top of 500c/kg and averaged 420c/kg and 234kg.

Cows reached a top price of $1,480 and cows & calves topped at $2520.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer will hold a breeder sale this Friday, February 17 with 500 head expected.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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