Top steer at Beef Week Potential Steer Sale is a 310kg Limousin selling for $3069

Agents yarded 1,196 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, December 7.

Young cattle were well supplied and cows dominated the grown cattle section.

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of light and medium weight weaners with steers and heifers well represented, and there was a few more light yearlings offered this week. Quality was fairly mixed with several pens of well finished cattle, however there was a large percentage of light plain weaners through the sale. 

Cow prices held firm this week averaging 274c/kg and reaching a top price of 326c/kg.

Lighter heifer prices were softer with those up to 250kg averaging 488c/kg and topping at 698c/kg. Heavier heifers over 250kg saw a slight increase averaging 412c/kg and reaching a top of 576c/kg.

Bull prices remained steady this week with 17 head sold averaging 267c/kg and 655kg.

Lighter steer prices were easier with those up to 250kg averaging 531c/kg and reaching a top of 736c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg saw an increase averaging 434c/kg and reached a top of 626c/kg.

A fair number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 332c/kg and reached a top of 380c/kg.

Vealer prices were slightly dearer averaging 521c/kg and 207kg and reaching a top of 688c/kg.

Following on from Wednesday’s prime sale, the Casino Beef Week Potential Steer Sale was held at the NRLX with 29 quality steers going under the hammer.

The top priced steer of the day was a 310kg Limousin sold by Josh & Kirsty Sawtell to AJ & KM Gould for $3069. The average price for the sale was 730c/kg with a top of 1240c/kg.

Ray White Rural held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, December 9 with 1,373 head going under the hammer. Steers topped at 846c/kg and averaged 594c/kg and 243kg and heifers reached a top of 680c/kg and averaged 541c/kg and 228kg.

Cows reached a top price of $1780 and cows & calves topped their market at $3,580.

The Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange will be closed for the Christmas break from Wednesday, December 21 and will re-open on Monday, January 9. The first sale back for 2023 will be Wednesday, January 11.

NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George

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