AGENTS yarded a total of 1548 head at NRLX on Wednesday, July 1 with good competition from buyers and a strong market as a result of the increased numbers.
Young cattle consisted mainly of vealers and weaners with a small offering of yearlings.
Quality of the sale was mixed with the largest percentage of young cattle in fresh store condition, however there were several runs of well-bred cattle through the sale that were suitable for restockers and backgrounders.
The cow market saw heavy cows sell firm to slightly dearer with a top of 308.2c/kg and an average weight of 473kg. Producer Ron & CE Dean saw a top return of $2,055 for one head sold.
Again, we saw an improvement in heifer prices with the best of them making 502.2c/kg, with an average of 253kg and Glen & Vicki Cole selling one head for $1,920.54.
Bullock and steer prices held strong for the regular prime sale. 40 bullocks yarded averaged at 569kg and topped at 356.2c/kg with Therese Carew seeing a return of $2,475.59 for one head sold.
306 steers were yarded with a significant increase in the average and top price from the prior week of 393.6c/kg for the average and 538.2c/kg for the top.
Average kilos came back at 254kg and Coonambelah Enterprises P/L achieved a return of $2,853.74 to top the category.
420 head of veal were yarded with an increase of 5 to 10c overall. Average weight came back at 215kg with a top of 530.2c/kg and an average of 407.3c/kg. Robert & NR Lowrey sold one head for $1,424.23.
Yearling heifers made a top of 416.2c/kg, averaged at 298kg and Warren & Robyn Bulmer sold one head for a return of $1,415.08.
Yearling steers 410c/kg and averaged at 313kg with Russell & T Cole selling four head for $1,281.25.
Ramsey & Bulmer and T&W McCormack combined for a store sale last Friday where agents yarded 2154 head for a strong market.
Top priced cows achieved $2,100 for 5 head sold by Justin Parker. 90 cows and calves were yarded that sold to $2,540 for Danny & Elissa Rapmund for four head. 11 bulls were yarded with one making $4,750 for producers NV & GP McIntyre.
1,299 head of steers were sold where prices were extremely favourable. 580c/kg was the top price with an average of 280kg and top return of $2,062.80 for two head sold by G Baildon.
615 heifers were offered, again selling strong, with top priced heifers selling to 460c/kg and averaging at 217kg. Johnston Family Trust achieved the maximum return of $2,220 for eight head sold.
Friday, July 10 will see a George & Fuhrmann store sale with 800 head on offer from 10am.
Ebony Nowlan, NRLX business administration coordinator