Patchy rain lifts spirits and prices in the yards
NUMBERS on offer were similar to the previous week at NRLX, where 855 head were yarded.
There were a small number of supplementary fed vealers and yearlings selling slightly dearer, where vealers made to 267.2c/kg, realising $1,070.92 for Glen and Vicki Cole, and yearlings made 236.2c/kg, $987.00 – sold by Mondoro Pty Ltd. Larger numbers of plainer conditioned re-stocker weaners were on offer with prices slipping up to 15c/kg in price.
Overall steers, heifers and cows in good condition sold well. Steers fetched $1,498.50 and topped at 270c/kg for Darryl Amos, heifers 254.2c/kg for $1,271.00 and sold by Craig Fowler, and cows topped at 250.2, sold by Stephen Jarrett for $1,532.58.
There was a good line-up of bulls on offer, where prices increased slightly, with the best selling for 248.2c/kg, $1,897.58 and sold by Brian and M Creedy. T&W McCormack and Ramsey Bulmer held the store sale on Friday, when a total yarding of 486 plus calves were sold. A large percentage were of plainer condition. The majority of the better steers went to Queensland. The heifers and cows and calves were purchased by local buyers.
Cows and calves sold to $1400 for Lynette Garrett and dry cows made $800.00, sold by Barry Rose. There were 270 live weight steers sold to top at 306.2c/kg, making $1,408.62 and sold by Frank Spinaze.
A smaller number of in-condition bulls made $2500 for TPG Rural.
500 cattle were sold at the monthly Lismore Store Sale last Saturday.
Patchy rain lifted spirits and steer prices.
Good weaner steers sold in the $2.60–$2.86/kg range, with most returning $500–$780.
A few 18-month-old steers sold from $2.40–$2.56/kg.
Weaner heifers sold from $1.80–$2.28/kg and lightweights $1.50–$2.35/kg.
Good young breeders sold to strong competition, most in the $1280–$1460 range.
Older cows and calves sold from $450–$900 depending on frame and potential.
On Tuesday, another 150 cattle were sold at the Lismore yards.
Prices were similar to recent weeks.
Prime vealers sold from $2.15–$2.36/kg.
Restockers paid from $1.55–$2.20/kg for heifers and $2–$2.42/kg for steers.
Heavy cows sold from $2.10–$2.36/kg.
THERE were 288 head yarded at the Grafton Fat Cattle Sale.
There was a slight reduction in numbers this week in a mixed quality yarding.
Bullocks were scarce, which saw a slight reduction in price, with quality and condition also lacking. Heavy cows sold fully firm to see the best reach a top of 253.2c/kg. Grain fed butcher yearlings were well supplied and sold firm to a shade cheaper. Good quality angus steer weaners topped at 289.2c/kg, while vealers held firm to top at 245c/kg. Once again light or low quality weaners were hard to shift.
NC & MJ Allen sold an angus bullock 270.2c/kg, weighing 455kg – $1,229.41.
M & B Mulhearn sold an angus cross cow 253.2c/kg, weighing 620kg – $1,569.84.
RJ & DM Wigg sold brangus and brahman cross cows 245.2c/kg, averaging 531kg – $1,302.01.
CJ & CJ Schrader sold brangus heifers 259.2c/kg, averaging 347.5kg – $900.72. They also sold brangus steers 265kg, averaging 351.9kg – $932.47.
T J Creasey angus steers sold to 268c/kg, weighing 370kg to return $990 to restockers.
A G & G I Chapman cows sold to 240c/kg, weighing 455kg to return $1085.
R S Gill & N M Swanson cows sold to 252c/kg, weighing 600kg to return $1507.
Doboy Station cows sold to 222c/kg, weighing 425kg to return $940.
K Crapp cows sold to 240c/kg, weighing 573kg to return $1374.
J M & S A Hoy cows sold to 245c/kg, weighing 583kg to return $1409.
Chris and Colleen Schrader of Rushforth Road, Poley Bridge, were selected as the vendor of the week at this week’s Prime Cattle Sale in Grafton. The Schraders sold a very impressive line of brangus cattle in the light export sale category. The four heifers they offered were described during the auction as “magnificent bodies of beef” and “all fillet steak”, while the pen of eight steers (pictured) were similarly impressive. This pen sold for 265c/kg at an average weight of 351.9kg to gross the vendor $932.47/head. The offering was sold by Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents.