That's a wrap on cattle sales for the year
A TOTAL of 420 cattle were sold at the final store sale for the year at Lismore Saleyards last Saturday.
It has certainly been a great year for cattle producers and most will say "not before time". A very mixed quality yarding of steers sold to good competition with the better end of the weaners ranging from $3.40 to $4.16/kg.
Weaner heifers sold on a par to weekly rates, $2.80 to $3.50kg.
Steve Yeagher's line of quality two-year-old brangus heifers sold for $1680.
The best of the cows and calves generally sold in the $1600 to $1850 range.
Six angus heifers and young calves off Tweed country topped the day at $2000.
Mullumbimby limousin breeder Allan Creighton sold five quality cows and calves for $1880.
A big percentage of the cows and calves were older types lacking frame but these still sold well, from $800 to $1200.
The dry cows generally sold in the $700 to $1000 range, with Paul Muldoon's red brahman springer topping at $1800.
On Tuesday a small yarding of 200 mixed cattle were sold.
Prices were on a par with previous sales.
Prime light and medium vealers (200-250kg) sold from $3.25 to $3.40/kg.
A very good line up of cows topped $2.36 to return $1301.
Medium cows sold from $1.70 to $2.10/kg.
Many thanks to all vendors, buyers, carriers and saleyards workers for their support throughout 2016 and I look forward to doing it all again in 2017.