The latest report from Northern New South Wales yardings
ALMOST 1000 cattle went through the scanner at the popular Lismore Sale on Saturday.
400 steers sold on a much improved market with buyers from southern Queensland and the Tablelands competing with locals.
Weaner angus, charolais and limousin steers 220–330kg sold from $2.80–$3.16/kg for healthy returns of $650–$1014.
Steers ready for the feedlot 370–420kg sold in the $2.80–$2.88/kg range.
Plain in condition bos indicus steers ranged from $2.35–$2.80, depending on quality.
Weaner heifers showed price improvement but not to the extent of the steers, with most selling from $2–$2.30/kg.
A tidy line of simmental cross heifers sold for $2.46/kg, $683.
Brangus heifers ready to join topped at $2.68/kg.
Cow and calves topped at $1640, with most young breeders selling from $1300–$1500.
On Tuesday, 150 cattle were sold – only a small yarding but the quality of vealers and cows showed improvement.
Meat operators and local butchers paid from $2.40–$2.65/kg for vealers weighing 230–400kg.
Heavy cows sold from $2.20–$2.36/kg, with the Smith family’s friesian returning a top of $1809.
PRICES were firm to slightly better for restocker vealers, where all categories were yarded at NRLX for the regular Wednesday sale.
Best of the vealers sold to 338.2c/kg, with one head realising $1,446.48 for producer Owen Keep. Heifers topped at 262.2c/kg, with the best sold by Parrish & Thomas for $1,161.90.
Export cattle yarded consisted mainly of cows, where prices slipped by approximately 15c/kg, with best cows making 262.2c/kg and making $2,115.72 for NSW DPI.
There were 27 bulls sold on the day, with the best making 246.2c/kg. The top price for the bulls was $3,297.08 and sold by Yulgilbar Partnership.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer held the store sale on Friday, November 2, with a yarding of handy cattle on offer.
A large number of cows and calves, as well as heifers, were purchased by local producers, with quite a few steers heading to Queensland.
Best of the bulls was a simmental angus bull selling for $7000 by the NSW DPI, going to a local producer.
Heifer prices improved, where the top price was 302.2/kg for a pen of santa gertrudis cross heifers. Local producers, B & P and M & K Morgan, sold a pen of six brangus heifers for $1520.
NRLX will host two sales next week, with the regular Wednesday sale and George & Fuhrmann store sale on Friday, November 9.
393 cattle were yarded at Grafton on Tuesday, November 6.
The market definitely kept its movement for grown cattle with bullocks to the processor selling to 288c/kg and cows selling to 250c/kg.
Vealers to the processor of very good quality topped at 265c/kg. Our next special store cattle sale is on November 15. Your bookings are invited and recommended.
■ Jackson Green bullocks sold to 285c/kg, weighing 643kg to return $1820/hd.
■ Billy John Cox bullocks sold to 286c/kg, weighing 700kg to return $1990/hd.
■ A G & M E Dougherty bullocks sold to 285c/kg, weighing 555kg to return $1582/hd.
THERE were 393 head yarded at Grafton Fat Cattle Sale on November 6.
There was a reduction in numbers this week in an overall fair quality yarding. Following some extremely high temperatures across the state, many other selling centres yarded large numbers, putting pressure on the supply chain, which was evident in the market as most categories sold to cheaper trends. Export cattle were least affected with most sales 10c/kg cheaper, while restockers and veal fell by 20–30c/kg across the board.
VENDOR OF THE WEEK: The Osborn family of Bellingen was at this week’s Prime Cattle Sale in Grafton. The vendor sold a total of eight cows, with the best being a pen of three large-framed santa-cross cows that sold for 238c/kg at an average weight of 576.7kg to gross $1,372.47/head. David Farrell of Farrell McCrohon Stock and Station Agents is pictured with four very quiet angus cows that grossed the vendor a further $1080.11/head.