Very few restocker cattle sold stay local, most go interstate

ABOVE: At the saleyards in Casino. Photo: NRLX

NRLX agents yarded a total of 1,229 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange prime sale on Wednesday, February 2.

Young cattle were well supplied and cows made up the largest percentage of the grown cattle.

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of well finished vealers and weaners, reflecting the good season being experienced in the area this year.

There were also several runs of well-bred cattle that were suitable for restockers and backgrounders.

There were very few restocker cattle purchased to remain in the local area, with most going to southern and western areas of the state, and there was also a fair number of young cattle destined for Queensland.

Competition remained strong compared to the sale two weeks ago, with restocker vealer and weaned steers selling from 606c to 894c, and restocker weaner heifers ranged from 564c to 828c/kg.

Restocker and feeder yearling steers sold from 528c to 678c and the yearling heifer portion sold from 472c to 702c/kg.

The yarding of export cattle consisted mainly of cows, with only a few bullocks and steers, and a few pens of heifers.

Grown steers sold to 422c to process and feeders toped at 482c, while grown heifers sold to 403c to process and feeder heifers sold to a top price of 498c/kg.

The good run of cows sold firm to slightly dearer with 3 score medium weights averaging 358c and heavy cows toped at 385c/kg.

George & Fuhrmann held their first store sale of the year at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange on Friday, February 4.

Over 2400 quality head went under the hammer on the day with great results for vendors. Steers topped their category at 1002.2c/kg and averaged 705.6c/kg and 267kg.

Heifers reached a top of 852.2c/kg and averaged 717.9c/kg and 247kg.

Cows achieved a top return of $3,320.00 whilst Cows & Calves reached $4,700.00.

Ray White Rural will be holding a two-day store sale at the NRLX on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12 with close to 3000 head to be offered over both days.

Further bookings are welcome.

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