AGENTS yarded a total of 1226 head at Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange’s Prime Sale on Wednesday, July 22.
Young cattle were well supplied with a total of 523 head of vealers and yearlings in a fairly mixed quality offering, although there continued to be a good supply of well-bred steers and heifers.
Steer and bullock prices held firm with a total yarding of 188 head.
Steers sold to a top of 532.2c/kg, averaged at 313kg and producers Ian and Irene Hamilton saw a return of $2,514.46 for six head sold.
Bullocks followed suit with a top price of 338.2c/kg, average weight of 581kg and return of $2,330.16 being achieved by MF and FM Ryan for one head sold.
The cow market was down by approximately 10c this week with 332 head yarded.
284.2c/kg was the top price, averaging 460kg, with a maximum return achieved by AH and CO Armstrong for three head sold for $1,862.24.
Heifers sold to a top of 420c/kg in comparison to 436.2c/kg the prior week.
They returned an average weight of 273kg and producers LF and DJ O’Reilly sold one head for $1,653.48.
Veal prices overall saw a slight improvement from the prior week, the few butcher vealers presented were keenly sought after, reaching 409c/kg.
The top return for the category came back at 534.2c/kg with an average weight of 218kg and HR Smith selling one head for a total of $1,407.00.
Yearlings sold to 418.2c/kg, averaged at 338kg and saw a top return of $1,486.56 for the McArthur Family Trust.
The Annual 22nd All Breeds Bull and Female Sale was held at NRLX on Saturday, July 25.
125 head of outstanding quality cattle were presented by a variety of vendors on the day.
The sale was livestreamed through StockLive where 27 new bidders registered for the sale, 307 unique viewers tuned in online and it was broadcast on the NRLX site at five different screens.
Lyle Family Angus topped the sale with one locally born and raised bull making $10,500.
Promised Land Stud Pty Ltd topped the heifer market for the annual sale with one head making $5,500.
A big thank you goes to the All Breeds committee, vendors, buyers, agents, NRLX staff and StockLive for a combined effort to make the sale such a success.
NRLX business admin coordinator, Ebony Nowlan