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Richmond River Independent

Agents had an increased yarding of 1022 head at Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange on Wednesday, September 2.

Young cattle were again well supplied consisting mainly of weaners and a small offering of yearlings.

Quality was mixed with a larger percentage of plain conditioned cattle throughout the sale, however, there were several runs of well-bred steers and heifers.

Richmond River Independent - cattle sales
Photo: Susanna Freymark

Cow prices held steady this week with prices reaching a top of 302.2c/kg and averaging at 264.5c/kg with an average weight of 456kg.

William and Mark Noble achieved a top return with one head sold for $1966.50.

PG and RT Rizzo made a top price for cows and calves with a return of $2000.

Heifers sold to a top of 558.2c/kg where they averaged at 346.6c/kg and 300kg. Ashcroft Plantations sold one head for a top of $1689.50. Steers sold to a similar trend where the top price returned at 594.2c/kg and averaged at 413.9c/kg and 252kg.

A top return was achieved by producer Meredith Pearson where two head were sold for $1643.56.

Prices reached 326.2c/kg and averaged at 303.4c/kg for bullocks where the average weight was 555kg.

Lucy Kinsley and Scott McKinnon sold one head for $2063.25 to achieve a top price for the category. Bulls sold to a top of 470.2c/kg where Stephen Boland sold one head for $2492.

A total of 285 head of young cattle were yarded, where vealers sold to a top of 590.2c/kg and averaged at 437.8c/kg with an average weight of 220kg, similarly to the week before where the category topped at 566.2c/kg and averaged at 444.0c/kg. Coopers Creek Farm sold one head to achieve a top return of $1378.65.

Yearling prices remained strong with a top price of 440.0c/kg and an average of 351.5c/kg and 335kg.

Richmond River Independent9 September 2020

Phil and Tanya Fraser had a return of $1484.70 for one head sold to top the yearling market.

On Friday, September 22, T and W McCormack and Ramsey and Bulmer will hold a combined store sale kicking off at 10am.

All genuine buyers will be required to register for entry to the sale.

NRLX patrons will be required to sign in and complete a covid declaration using Sine Pro.

NRLX staff will be available at the entry gate for assistance.

This article appeared in the Richmond River Independent, 9 September 2020.


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