Improved numbers in Casino this week with steers making 320c/kg
NRLX saw an increase in numbers at the Wednesday sale, with 897 head of vealers and yearlings dominating the market, and the balance of 234 head made up of all other categories. Demand was strong for re stocker vealers, while less trade vealers were presented and prices were slightly down on the previous week. Yearling steers were up slightly also.
Cows made up the majority of the export yarding, where prices remained similar.
Top price for the yearling steers was 298.2c/kg with producer David Donaldson topping the market at $1,043.70 and yearling heifers made to 295.0c/kg with the best of the yearling heifers sold by Griffiths S andTough Scott for $1,120.
Vealers made to 312.2c/kg, where 1 head sold be Bev Smith made $1,123.92.
Best of the cows made to $255.2c/kg with producer IM Hewetson Pty Ltd making $1,607.82, being the top price.
Bull prices were similar to last week topping at 246.2c/kg, with the top priced bull going to Brown D and Sivewright Sarah for $2,008.60.
George & Fuhrmann held their November store sale on Friday, where 1,154 head were sold. The sale was supported by local producers as well as buyers from other areas of NSW and Queensland.
Prices were consistent for the quality of cattle on offer, where a line of santa gertrudis cross cows and calves made $1,700 and selling by Welbatch Pty Ltd. Heifers made to 253.2c/kg, with a line of four angus heifers sold for $1,300 for producer Shane Adams.
While to steers made to 323.2c/kg, the top priced steers were sold by B&C Active for $1,438.03.
200 cattle were sold at the Lismore Saleyards on Tuesday.
Quality was mixed with some very good cows, vealers and steers along with plain weaners and mickey bulls.
Prices were similar to slightly cheaper than recent weeks. Heavy beef cows sold from $2.10 to $2.32 kg with Peter Wiblen’s hereford cross topping at $1510.
Heavy dairy cows sold from $1.98 to $2.34/kg for Tom Griffin’s Friesian $1452.
Medium cows sold from $1.40 to $2/kg.
Prime heavy vealers ranged from $2.54 to $2.68/kg.
Most medium and light vealers sold from $2.30 to $2.44/kg. Bully vealers sold from $1.50 to $2.20/kg.
250 cattle yarded at Grafton on Tuesday, November 13. The market for grown cattle was a shade easier with bullocks selling to 270c/kg and cows to 245c/kg. Vealers also sold a touch softer with most sales between 210c/kg and 245c/kg.
G R & J A Pigg bullocks sold to 270c/kg weighed 586kg to return $1583.
Bill Patricks feeder steers sold to 294c/kg weighed 488kg to return $1401.
Wayne Pearson heifers sold to 251c/kg weighed 424kg to return $1061.
Jikero Partnership cows sold to 245c/kg weighed 630kg to return $1544.
Mrs I M Bailey cows sold to 242c/kg weighed 533kg to return $1280.
John Sheraton cows sold to 235c/kg weighed 480kg to return $1115.
B T & L A Duck vealers sold to 250/kg weighed 290kg to return $720.
R & J A Reid vealers sold to 245c/kg weighed 258kg to return $631.
A P S & K S Short vealers sold to 245c/kg weighed 270kg to return $654.
Mrs MA Bourke sold a brahman cross bullock 260c/kg weighed 765kg $1,989.
KJ Adams & JM King sold a brahman cross cow 240c/kg weighed 685kg - $1,644.
LAD Investments Pty Ltd sold brahman Cows 238.2c/kg averaged 532.5kg - $1,268.42.
CO Austen and Sons sold brangus Cows 245.2c/kg averaged 580kg - $1,422.16.
AJ, PJ & RJ Matthews sold angus cross cows 245.2c/kg averaged 552.2kg $1,354.73.
SJ, PM & RD Ellem sold an angus bull 243.2c/kg weighed 775kg - $1,884.80.
Brad Johnson sold a brahman bull 246.2c/kg weighed 725kg - $1,784.95
MF & KL McLennan sold angus steers 300c/kg averaged 368.3kg - $1,105.
Friday Creek Retreat sold an angus cross steer 290.2c/kg weighed 340kg - $986.68.
McGrath Cattle Company sold angus and brangus heifers 245.2c/kg averaged 248kg - $608.10.
PH & GJ Ballard sold droughtmaster vealer heifers 245c/kg averaged 232.5kg $569.63.
CO Austen & Sons were selected as the vendor of the week at Tuesday’s Grafton Prime Cattle Sale. The vendor sold a total of 12 head off their fertile property on Lawrence Rd. The best of the offering were the three brangus cows (pictured), which topped the cow market at 245.2c/kg. These large cows averaged 580kg to gross the vendor $1,422.16/head. The offering was sold by Ray Donovan Stock and Station Agents.