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Top bull of the day sold for $18,000

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Tegan George, NRLX, indyNR.com

Agents yarded a total of 1,641 head at the Northern Rivers Livestock Exchange regular prime sale on Wednesday, June 22.

There was a reduction in most classes of cattle, although young cattle were well supplied.

A fair number of cows were penned along with an increased numbers of bullocks and steers.

The yarding of young cattle consisted mainly of weaners with quality fairly mixed.

Cow prices saw a drop this week averaging 298c/kg and reaching a top price of 436c/kg.

Heifer prices were also down with lighter stock up to 250kg averaging 509c/kg and topping their category at 624c/kg.

Heavier heifers over 250kg averaged 430c/kg and reached a top of 522c/kg.

Bull prices decreased this week with 55 head sold averaging 301c/kg and 565kg.

Steers held firm to easier with lighter steers up to 250kg averaging 604c/kg and reaching a top price of 738c/kg.

Heavier steers over 250kg averaged 480c/kg and topped their market at 636c/kg. A good number of bullocks sold on the day averaged 364c/kg.

Vealer prices were back again this week with lighter vealer up to 250kg averaging 572c/kg and reaching a top of 740c/kg.

Heavier vealer over 250kg averaged 504c/kg with a top price of 640c/kg.

Ramsey & Bulmer held their annual Casino Bull & Female Sale on Friday, June 24 with a selection of 48 top quality Hereford and Santa Gertrudis stud bulls going under the hammer.

A large crowd was in attendance with a commendable 98% clearance rate and average of $8,500.

Top bull of the day was sold by McPherson Herefords to John Smith of Woodenbong for $18,000.

T&W McCormack and Ramsey & Bulmer will hold a store sale on Friday, July 8 with 1,500 booked. Further bookings are welcome.

This article appeared on indyNR.com in June 2022.

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