Agents yarded a total of 1,026 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, July 20.
Young cattle continued to be in the largest numbers while the number of cows penned was not as high as the previous week.
The panel of export buyers in attendance was similar to previous weeks, and the usual restocker feeder and trade buyers were present and operating. Prices generally could not maintain the levels of the previous sale with reductions across most classes.
Cow prices saw a drop this week averaging 259c/kg and reaching a top price of 302c/kg.
Heifer prices were also back with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 407c/kg and topping their category at 480c/kg.
Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 351c/kg and reached a top of 446c/kg.
Bull prices held firm this week with 31 head sold averaging 273c/kg and 652kg. Steers were considerably cheaper with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 487c/kg and reaching a top price of 590c/kg.
Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 422c/kg and topped their market at 530c/kg. A small number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 312c/kg.
As with most other categories, vealer prices took a tumble this week with lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 456c/kg and reaching a top of 600c/kg.
Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 441c/kg with a top price of 532c/kg.
George & Fuhrmann held a store sale at the NRLX on Monday, July 18 with 575 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped their category at 686c/kg and averaged 589c/kg and 216kg while heifers reached a top of 538c/kg and averaged 450c/kg and 206kg.
Cows reached a top price of $1,320 whilst Cows & Calves topped their market at $1,500.
Ian Weir & Son held a store sale at the NRLX on Friday, July 22 with 660 head going under the hammer.
Steers topped their category at 620c/kg and averaged 467c/kg and 222kg whilst heifers reached a top of 486c/kg and averaged 417c/kg and 209kg.
Cows reached a top price of $2,350 while Cows & Calves topped their market at $2,850.
This Saturday, July 30, the annual Casino All Breeds Bull & Sale will be held at the NRLX with 150 bulls and 17 registered females to be offered on the day. After two years of Covid limiting entry, this year will be a big one with everyone welcome so bring the family along for a day at the saleyards. The sale will also be live streamed via StockLive for those unable to attend.
NRLX business administration coordinator Tegan George