News

Cows, calves at lowest numbers for store sale

ANOTHER big crowd attended the monthly store cattle sale at Lismore Saleyards last Saturday.

A small yarding of 320 cattle sold on a strong market.

Two-year-old steers topped at $1456, milk-teeth santa steers at $1186 and weaners to $929. The majority of the weaners were about 200kg and sold from $2.85-$3.26/kg.

Weaner heifers sold well but not to the highs of last month's sale.

Brangus heifers possibly in calf sold for $1400 and young cows to $1480.

It was the lowest number of cows and calves offered at a Lismore sale in years and the 30 sold like hot cakes, ranging in price from $1200 to $1660.

At the Tuesday fat sale, prices eased across most categories by 10c/kg but once again the vealers weighed well and returns were good.

Prime medium vealers generally sold from $2.85 to $3.10/kg.

A draft of heavy charolais-cross vealers off Grevillia near Kyogle topped the day at $3.18/kg, returning $954.

The cow market was 6-10c/kg cheaper than last week.

Gavin and Kathy Robb's friesian cows sold for $2.20/kg, returning $1464.

John and Sue Wraight sold a brindle brahman-cross cow for $2.22/kg ($1355).

We're reaching the end of the summer grass growing season and while prices are good it's a great time to unload any unproductive cattle or ones with a bad temperament.

Topics:  cattle, cattle sale




Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

PHOTOS: Bulls, axes, hot rods and more at Beef Week Saturday

WHIP IT: Beef Week Queen entrant Alice Magner with Zac Simeoni, 6, one of the winners of the junior Jackaroo competition at Beef Week Saturday. Zac also took out the under-sevens whip cracking competition. "He was stoked," dad Andrew said.

Check out some of the highlights of Beef Week Saturday 2016.

See the bull that stole Beef Week

NO BULL: Triple M Knockout, the 968kg Red Angus bull of the Rukenvale Triple M stud, won the Beef Week supreme exhibit award, alongside his proud owners Craig and Renae Gapes.

Prize bull takes judges breath away.

Why you should never buy a brand new car

Think of how much you'll lose in depreciation.

Latest deals and offers

Lismore real estate agent celebrates 100th birthday

LJ Hooker Lismore principal Paul Deegan is the third generation to operate the 100-year-old family business.

A Lismore real estate is celebrating 100 years in business.

Coastal development keeps young people on Northern Rivers

Wes Bale is a 27-year-old born and bred Lennox Head local who is an example of the demographic shift in the region.

Young Northern Rivers residents are looking closer to home