NRLX agents yarded a total of 579 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale on Wednesday, December 1.
The regular line-up of buyers were in attendance.
Exporters were supportive in purchasing the drafts of heavy export cattle and strong support from backgrounders for the young cattle with keen interest in light well bred weaners from a Southern restocker.
Restockers represented the majority interest in the weaner section. Trends were substantially higher with steer weaners making to 992c/kg and heifers to 862c/kg.
The Southern orders were very competitive for well bred calves.
Yearling steers with a decline in quality saw trends softer and the lack of numbers was also a contributing factor.
Background heifers along with trade heifers witnessed dearer trends and trade heifers sold to a significant rise.
Heavy grown steers sold to dearer trends improving some 19c/kg for those in excess of 700k/cwt. Grown heifers were also dearer by some 19c/kg.
Medium weight cows saw a cheaper trend with the secondary types affecting the average.
Heavy cows told a different story with 4 score cows selling to 414c/kg.
The overall cow trends to be 13 to 24c/kg better.
Not enough bulls penned for a reliable quote.
MLA reporter Stephen Adams